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Tiffany Wynn, MA, LPCC, NCC - Associate Faculty & Director of Adventure Based Psychotherapy and Ecotherapy

 
Tiffany  Wynn, MA, LPCC, NCC
 

Academic Statement (Return to top)

Tiffany has a diverse background in counseling, consultation, experiential education, wilderness and adventure practices, evaluation and administration.  She currently owns a private practice specializing in the treatment of mental health and addictions for adults dealing with long term injury and chronic pain.  For the last ten years she has served adolescents and their families, with a myriad of mental health diagnoses, through adventure and wilderness interventions.   Tiffany has been and continues to be part of the steering committee for identifying best practices in Adventure Therapy in the United States.  She has served her professional communities through the American Psychological Associations Div. 49 Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy; Association of Experiential Educations Council on Research & Evaluation and  the Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group.  She has been an advocate for experiential treatment approaches in more traditional clinical settings and believes in the power of the mind body connection and healing through touch and energy work.

 

 

Background & Experience

Selected Publications (Return to top)

Wynn, T. (2006) Adventure Based Psychotherapy in the United States. Unpublished Master’s thesis, Prescott College.

Wynn, T., Itin, C., Mitten, D., Stauffer, G., Chapman, J., Sacksteder, K., Russell, K., Conway, J., Hoyer, S., Lung, D. M., Gillis, H. L., Gass, M.,  (2004-2011) Best Practice Chapters: Foundations, Theory, Ethics, Research & Treatment Applications.  This is unpublished and in draft form.  This work continues to be peer reviewed, edited and revised.

Wynn, T. (2009). Adventure Based Psychotherapy’s Journey Toward Adulthood. Insight. Spring.

Wynn, T. (2012) Setting Traps. In Adventure Therapy: Theory, Practice and Research. (Eds. Mike Gass, Lee Gillis, Keith Russell). Routledge. (Reviewed this book for the publisher.)


Presentations (Return to top)

  • Ethics, Supervision and Theory in Wilderness Therapy. Prescott College, Prescott, AZ, 2006.
  • Foundations of Adventure Therapy. Best Practices Conference, Durham New Hampshire, 2006.
  • Treatment Applications of Adventure Therapy. Annual  International AEE Conference, Little Rock, AR, 2007.
  • Kernels of Evidenced Based Practice. Annual International AEE Conference, Montreal Canada, 2009
  • The Process of Experience Through a Treatment Lens. AEE Annual International Conference, Montreal Canada, 2009.
  • Research and Evaluation in Experiential Education. Networking Session, AEE Annual International Conference, Montreal Canada, 2009.
  • Are you hearing them? Are they hearing you?: Exploring experience through a treatment lens. AEE Annual International Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2009.
  • Robust Research for All: REAPing Evidenced Based Kernels to a Better World.  Collaboration with Beale, B. REAP Symposium, Washington, DC, 2009. 
  • Data, Data, Data, Numbers. Wait I Thought we Didn’t have any of this? Reviewing the state of knowledge in Adventure Therapy. Collaboration with Gillis, L. Best Practices Conference, Columbus, Ohio, 2010.
  • Adventure Therapy in an Office. Best Practices Conference, Columbus, Ohio, 2010.
  • Kernel’s in Adventure: Research and Evaluation in Adventure Programming. Collaboration with Beale, B. REAP Symposium, Washington, DC, 2010.
  • Are you hearing them? Are they hearing you?: Enhancing communication in the treatment process. AEE Mid Atlantic Regional Conference, North Bay, MD, 2010.
  • Experiential Education, Brain Function and Behavior. AEE Mid Atlantic Regional Conference Key Note Presentation, North Bay, MD, 2010.
  • Competencies in Adventure Therapy, Prescott College Colloquium, Prescott, AZ, 2011.
  • Nature Based Interventions & Supervision, Prescott College Colloquium, Prescott, AZ, 2011.
  • Intervening to Enhance Treatment Outcomes in Adventure Therapy, AEE Annual International Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 2011
  • Research and what you need to know, TAPG Preconference, Jacksonville, FL, 2011
  • Research and Evaluation in Experiential Education, Networking Session, AEE Annual International Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 2011
  • Ecopsychology in Practice, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ, 2011
  • Evidence based practice and client perception of treatment experience. Prescott college, Prescott, AZ, 2011


Research (Return to top)

Her writing and research interests include: group dynamics, ethics and judgment, risk management, factors of successful wilderness, nature and adventure interventions in clinical and other settings, injured and chronically ill adults and the use of experiential and expressive intervention practices, best practices in adventure therapy and bridges between research, practitioners and program improvement. She currently chairs the Research and Evaluation in Adventure Programming Symposium; which, draws government grant program officials from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the National academies (Science, Engineering and Medicine) as well as researchers, students and practitioners from all over the world.


Awards, Grants, & Honors (Return to top)

Mariam and Walter English Award, 2007, granted by the Columbus Foundation


Education (Return to top)

B.A. English Literature, 2001                              M.A. Counseling Psychology, 2006

University of Maine                                           Prescott College

Machias, Maine                                                Prescott, Arizona


 

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