Get empowered and equipped to be a
Confident Nature-Based Therapist for Children!
Nature-based therapy is different than traditional therapy settings.
Even experienced therapists may feel overwhelmed with all the logistics...or have some fear of all the unknowns.
Maybe you're seeking new inspiration in your work.
Do you long to offer transformational nature-based therapy to children and families?
We can help!
Here at Outdoor Kids OT, nature-based therapy is what we do.
We’ve seen first-hand the power of nature-based therapy to change the lives of children, families … & therapists!
We’ve practiced, learned (sometimes from mistakes!), reflected, trained, researched, and created systems and resources for nature-based therapeutic intervention that WORK.
We want to equip and empower YOU to be a confident nature-based therapist!I want in!
Nature-based therapy is NOT just nature play outdoors.
You need a therapeutic framework for nature-based therapy.
So, we are thrilled to announce . . .
The ConTiGO Approach Online Course
A comprehensive online course (with lifetime access!) where you'll learn how to offer evidence-based pediatric therapy in nature.JOIN THE WAITLIST
to other people & to nature is foundational for children's health and well-being.
for children & families happens through evidence-based therapy in partnership with nature.
in the Great Outdoors
is an optimal place for pediatric therapy!
The ConTiGO (Connection & Transformation in the Great Outdoors) Approach is the nature-based therapeutic intervention model designed to guide pediatric therapy for children who have challenges with motor coordination, confidence, self-regulation, and social skills. Based on research from the fields of psychology, outdoor education, and occupational therapy, the ConTiGO Approach is an evidence-based framework to guide best practice in nature-based therapy with children. It can be used by therapists from a variety of disciplines (occupational, physical, or speech therapists, mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, and more).
The ConTiGO Approach Will:
⭐ Provide a clear framework to organize your nature-based therapy sessions.
⭐ Help you blend therapy with nature-connection to optimize outcomes.
⭐ Guide your therapeutic reasoning without inhibiting your creativity.
⭐ Allow you to easily train employees to grow your nature-based practice.
⭐ Empower you to offer a unique service in your community that will set you apart from other therapy practices.
🎯 The research evidence-base and theoretical foundations for nature-based therapy (the “why”) so that you can explain it clearly to clients.
🎯 The “How-To’s” of nature-based therapy (the “who, what, when, where, & how”) so that you can be confident in your nature-based therapy services.
🎯 How to assess an outdoor nature environment so that you pick the best location for therapy sessions.
🎯 How to use inquiry-based learning so that your nature-based therapy sessions flow naturally from the children’s play and maximize therapeutic benefits for the children.
🎯 Essential outdoor skills for nature-based therapy: swing activities, fort building, knives and whittling, and fire starting, so that you’ll have a variety of engaging therapy activities to do in sessions with children.Join the waitlist!
Here's what therapists have said about the ConTiGO Approach training ...
Inside the ConTiGO Approach Online Course, You'll Get Lifetime Access to ...
ConTiGO Approach Training Videos each week, including:
Foundations & Goals: This module will teach you the research foundations for nature-based therapy and the ConTiGO Approach.
Program Practices: The Therapy Process, Therapy Session, & Key Elements. This module will walk you step-by-step through the therapy process, describe what a ConTiGO Approach therapy session looks like, and teach you the key elements of a ConTiGO Approach therapy session.
Roles & Responsibilities of the Therapist: This module will teach you how the roles and responsibilities of the therapist in the ConTiGO Approach are similar and different from traditional practice settings.
Nature-Based Therapy Environment Assessment: This module will teach you how to strategically assess an outdoor nature environment to determine if it is a good setting for therapy sessions.
SKILL SESSION VIDEOS
To help you easily learn & teach essential skills for:
- Fort building with children.
- Using knives and whittling.
- Tree swing activities.
- Fire building with children.
CONTIGO APPROACH WORKBOOK
A downloadable 85-page full-color workbook
The ConTiGO Approach Online Course Workbook with guidelines for implementation, program practices, and environmental assessment, plus journal prompts for reflection and application of your learning. It takes you step-by-step through the material so you can review content at a glance.
PROGRAM ASSESSMENT RUBRIC
For Fidelity to the ConTiGO Approach
This rubric summarizes all of the elements of the ConTiGO Approach and allows you to conduct ongoing self-assessment of your therapy practice for continually improving your services.
LIFETIME ACCESS + UPGRADES
Yes, you heard it correctly!
We are now offering LIFETIME access to core content for as long as we offer the ConTiGO Approach Online Course! For your one-time investment, you get lifetime updates and can re-visit the content whenever you wish in the future. 💚
Most importantly, you’ll be confident, inspired, AND equipped to offer nature-based therapy for children!
We’ve also included these valuable BONUSES for you!
The ConTiGO Essentials Prep Set
Checklists, guides, and resources to save you precious time preparing for nature-based therapy.
Pre-Group Prep Checklist for 1-month prior to your session to help make sure nothing falls through the cracks as you prepare.
Weekly Prep Checklist to help you easily prepare for weekly therapy sessions.
Guide to Writing a Great “Welcome Packet” for Parents.
Our recommended Supplies List to make planning therapy sessions quick and easy.
HUGE Recommended References List of 65+ recommended resources for continuing your growth as a nature-based therapist.
A Therapy Goal Bank of over 50 measurable goals to address children’s motor coordination, mental health, sensory processing/self-regulation, and social skills.
BONUS Trainings on Finding Land & Billing Insurance
Trainings, templates, & forms to help you find land and get paid for your nature-based therapy services.
Finding Private Land for Nature-Based Therapy Training
Video Training Plus Customizable Templates for: Land Use Agreement, Land Use Proposal, and Zoning Narrative. PLUS Insider Tips for Working with Decision Makers. (Courtesy of Angela Rosenberg, ConTiGO alumni and owner of Treeline Enrichment.)
Considerations for Insurance Billing for Therapy in Nature
Video Training + a Benefits Verification and Tracking Form to support your billing insurance for nature-based sessions. (Courtesy of Kaitlyn Davis, ConTiGO alumni & owner of Adaptations Unlimited.)
Lifetime access to the 4 core content modules, 4 skills videos, rubric, workbook, AND all these bonuses are valued at over $20,000 when you consider the time and energy it would take to compile them on your own!
(Not to mention the mistakes you'll avoid by using these resources!)
They will save you loads of time and allow you to engage in nature-based practice with ease and confidence, using a proven roadmap based on evidence and experience.
But here’s the BEST bonus of all!
It’s the gift that keeps on giving . . .
We’re offering you ongoing support after you’ve completed the training!
As a #contigoalumni 😁 you’ll get access to ONGOING quarterly MENTORSHIP CALLS with OKOT staff for years to come as long as we offer the ConTiGO Approach online course!
These 75-minute Zoom calls will be scheduled every quarter to support your growth as a nature-based pediatric therapist. Attend live or access the replays to support your nature-based therapy work with children.JOIN THE WAITLIST
Are you ready to change lives through nature-based therapy? YES?!
Then don't spend hours/days/weeks/months/years (!) trying to figure it out alone on your own, making mistakes, learning through trial-and-error, and feeling ineffective or uncertain.
Enroll now in The ConTiGO Approach Online Course to get the skills and support you need to immediately start providing nature-based therapy with confidence and in community with others!
Enroll with confidence!
Here’s our Money-Back Guarantee 💕
You can enroll in the ConTiGO Approach Online Course with NO RISK at all. We are so confident that if you complete all of the course modules and activities and participate in our quarterly group mentoring calls, you will gain new insight and confidence as a nature-based pediatric therapist during this course. If not, you can request a refund within 90 days of purchase (and tell us how we could have made the course better!).
100% of all therapists who completed our post-course survey said The ConTiGO Approach Online Course increased their confidence to provide nature-based therapy services for children.
No ongoing fees or royalties. Ever.
This is important ...
You will never have to pay ongoing fees or royalties to Outdoor Kids OT for using the ConTiGO Approach in your own practice.
Some trainings operate similar to franchises and charge trainees ongoing royalties or licensing fees forever after their training. We did NOT want to go that route.
After you attend the ConTiGO Approach training, you are allowed to use the approach as little or as much as you like, allowing you flexibility and more profit to keep in your practice.