This is the English subpage of Foreningen for Udendørsterapi Danmark / Danish Outdoor Therapy Association’s website. Here you will find an overview of the main content translated to English including links to lists etc. on the Danish pages.

About the association

Foreningen for Udendørsterapi Danmark / Danish Outdoor Therapy Association is a group of people who are interested in working with Outdoor Therapy in a Danish context.

Outdoor Therapy focuses on the use of the great outdoors (the Danish term: friluftslivet) in a therapeutic and challenging way. A number of professionals such as social workers, nature guides, teachers, scout leaders etc. have already for quite some time been using the great outdoors of Denmark in their work with children, adolescents and adults. As a therapeutic framework though, use of the outdoors is not yet widespread in Denmark. Something this association can hopefully help change.

To understand Outdoor Therapy in a Danish context we need to come together and share our experiences to inspire one another. A purpose of this association is therefore to gather all interested professionals who already use, or are interested in the use of, the great outdoors when working with other people’s development. To be learning, discovering and developing new knowledge together. This can also be done through shared working relationships, projects and publications.

This website will serve the function of bringing all interested parties together – please look below for more information on how to become a member of the association.

Furthermore, Foreningen for Udendørsterapi Danmark / Danish Outdoor Therapy Association is closely affiliated with the Nordic Outdoor Therapy Network. Together we make an effort to have the two groups, as well as the International Adventure Therapy Network, involved in a lot of networking with each other. The Nordic network currently consists of: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Link to their website here.

Members of the association

For an alphabetical overview of the association’s members go to: Members of the association

The PDF-files under the name of each member will give you a short introduction (in Danish) of that person, the person’s visions for and thoughts about the association and also contact information.

Become a member

If you would like to become a member of Foreningen for Udendørsterapi Danmark / Danish Outdoor Therapy Association, just send an email to: thomas-tk@live.dk and fill out the association’s introduction form here: Introduction form (so far we only have the questions in Danish).

Thank you, and we are looking forward to welcoming new members!

Contact

Founder and coordinator of the association: Tinna J. Mariager, tinnajmariager@gmail.com

—  If you need advice on topics concerning Outdoor Therapy, or if you are in need of a specific contact nationally or internationally – Tinna can answer or forward any questions you may have —

Co-coordinator of the association: Thomas Kjær, thomas-tk@live.dk

— Thomas is the person to contact, if you need advice on topics concerning Outdoor Therapy, or if you need to get in contact with members of the Nordic or International network. Thomas will forward any questions you may have —

Co-coordinator of the association and news director: Line Steinkraus, line-margrethe@live.dk

— Email Line should you run into news worth sharing with the association —

PR- and website: Camilla Staunsbrink, c.staunsbrink@gmail.com

— For suggestions concerning PR or the website, contact Camilla —

Knowledge bank: Louise Aaby Poulsen, louiseaabypoulsen@hotmail.com

— If you have an exciting article or reference you feel like sharing with the association, contact Louise —

Networking

We meet up twice a year to network and be inspired by the other members of the association. Information about upcoming network meetings will be uploaded to the website as soon as we have the dates, location, program etc. Photos from our past network meetings are also available. Link to info and photos here.

General assembly

All relevant information about our general assemblies, including summaries, will be uploaded to the website here (currently in Danish).

Articles of association

Our articles of association (so far we only have these in Danish).

Ressources

Alphabetic overview of the members’ projects, theses, papers etc. can be viewed here.

Links

List of useful links.

News

For an overview of news listed already go to: News