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DB Palmer

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Licensed Professional Counselor- State of Alaska

Licensed Mental Health Counselor- State of Washington

I began guiding treks, full-time, in 2000. I've guided across the western states and Canada and found that my guiding work was a great fit for psychology. I have spent these 12 years in pursuit of both further development of my wilderness skill-sets as well as investing in graduate and post-graduate education in Therapeutic Uses of Wilderness within my Masters and Doctoral degrees. I am a doctoral candidate, writing the dissertation on "Parental factors within Wilderness Therapy". My work as a psychotherapist is grounded in my work as a Wilderness and Adventure Guide.

Adventure-Based Training & Certifications: NOLS: WEMT/WFR/WFA; AK Search & Rescue Dogs- Training Member; Wilderness Therapist & Guide; Backcountry Nordic Skiing; RCABC: Flatwater & Camping Instructor (Canoe); RCABC Ocean Tripper (Canoe); Whitewater Rescue Technician; ClassIV+ Raft Guide; Light Mountaineering; USCG 100-ton Master; Winter Expedition Specialist/Naturalist/Musher; Alpine Tower & Ropes Course Instructor; American Red Cross Instructor of CPR/FA, HIV/AIDS, and WHD/WFA; Primitive Skills & Backpacking Guide; Wilderness Guide: 750+ field days.

Advisory Council: Association for Experiential Education (AEE)- Therapeutic Adventure Professionals Group (TAPG)

AEE Conference Proposal Review Board

CAA Board of Directors

Wandering adventure educator...

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