SOCIAL WORK LIVE: Wilderness and Outdoor Therapy, with Amy Werman
Join our new Facebook LIVE series every Wednesday at noon, with host Michael Friedman.
For our first event, Professor Friedman will be interviewing Dr. Amy Werman on the topic of wilderness and outdoor therapy (more details below).
REGISTER to receive a reminder as well as a link to the stream shortly after the program begins (the link isn’t generated until we go live). Alternatively, you can go to CSSW’s Facebook page at noon. The stream will appear as the first post on the page.
About This Week’s Guest
Wilderness and outdoor therapy is an emerging intervention and treatment to help adolescents overcome emotional, adjustment, addiction, and psychological problems. Amy Werman (bio), who is a full-time lecturer at CSSW, got involved with this therapy through her association with an organization in Israel called Nirim Schunot (Nirim in the Neighborhood). It uses physical conditioning programs and outdoor survival trips to help teenagers who are growing up in some of Israel’s toughest neighborhoods.
About the Host
Michael Friedman (bio) is a social worker with over fifty years of experience in mental health and public policy. He has chaired, founded, or directed numerous city and state agencies and published approximately 200 articles, chapters, and essays, including a parody, The Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas. Since retiring he has continued to teach at the Columbia School of Social Work and to write about mental health, aging, and other topics at www.MichaelBFriedman.com and in a column for MedPageToday. He is also a semi-professional photographer and jazz pianist.