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Workshops for Mental Health Professionals

Traveling Workshops for Mental Health Professionals


Professional workshops that provide guidance on the practical integration of wilderness therapy and evidence-based wellness practices.


Open Sky is excited to offer a series of inspiring one and two-day workshops exploring the practical integration of wilderness therapy and wellness in today’s clinical practice. Open Sky’s traveling workshops are facilitated by Clinical & Family Services Director, Tony Issenmann, LMFT, Ph.D.Family Services Therapist, Kendall Smith, MA, LPC, NCC, and Family Wellness Counselor, Norman Elizondo.


Course Summary

Learn how to incorporate wilderness therapy principles into your practice and earn 8 CE Hours. With a workshop venues at an urban oasis, participants will explore and draw from nature and various evidenced-based, experiential practices. Be prepared for insightful instruction, invigorating activities, and opportunities for personal and professional skills development. Learning objectives include:

  • Understanding and using wilderness therapy principles and their practical application.
  • Develop personal and professional skills through experiential activities incorporating nature and wellness practices.
  • Explore and descibe the science and application of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga through a series of guided initiatives.
  • Share and collaborate with other professionals in the field of adolescent, young adult, and family mental health care for improved functioning and enhanced well-being.


Register Online Below 

Bay Area, California – March 7-8, 2018

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Clinical Outreach Director, Jill Hutcheson at:


Open Sky Workshop for Mental Health Professionals (California)


Location:  Petaluma, California – Ions EarthRise Retreat Center

Date: March 7-8, 2018
Schedule: Retreat begins Wednesday lunch and ends at 3:00 PM on Thursday afternoon.
*Note: Registered participants will receive additional information and correspondence in advance of the event!

Located on 194 acres of beautiful rolling hills, the IONS EarthRise retreat center offers hiking trails through live oak woodlands, panoramic vistas of the California landscape, and thoughtful facility design. Known for its healthy, delicious, and aesthetically beautiful meals made with fresh, organic local food, the chef draws upon flavors and techniques from around the world to create a diverse cuisine with alluring flavors. The EarthRise campus provides the ideal environment for making connections, self-reflection, and personal growth. Located just 30 miles north of San Francisco, it is easily accessible from all locations in the Bay Area.

Note: Wednesday evening hotel room included in registration.




Open Sky Wilderness Therapy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6911. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Open Sky Wilderness Therapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.