Authors: Lynn Van Hoof & Per Wijnands
It’s not easy for clients to transfer what they have learned during an outdoor therapy experience to their daily lives. Clients often find it hard to retain all insights, acquired knowledge and new behavioral patterns. Therefore, it is important that practitioners or therapists take the responsibility to consciously think about this aspect of “transfer” to make sure that clients get the most out of their outdoor therapy experience. when they go back to their familiar context, where they easily get caught up in old routines. During a workshop the authors provided at the 9thIATC/3rd GATE Conference in Norway in 2022, they collaborated with their group of participants in order to find different ways to shape the transfer. In this article they propose a theoretical framework in which 4 different categories of transfer are distinguished and include some discussion about the possibilities for an optimal transfer.