GATE 2019


24th - 27th July 2019. Schwangau, Germany.
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Pre-Conference from 22th to 24th July.

Top Keynote Speakers from Europe
Participiants worldwide
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Come and Join us in Schwangau, Germany

For Whom

Your opportunity to experience the European Network of Adventure Therapy in its full dimension: GATE provides a platform to gather practitioners, organizations, researchers and people interested in the field of Adventure Therapy. The program will be a colorful mosaic of keynote talks, workshops, roundtables and lots of opportunities to get to know each other, get inspired and celebrate together.

Common Ground

What is our common understanding of Adventure Therapy? Where are differences or even opposite opinions? What makes a program therapeutic? And who can be an Adventure Therapist? As a multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-professional community there is a lot to discover. This year’s focus is on looking for the common ground we share. It is not meant to be an endless theoretical discussion, but a thorough investigation through experiential workshops, multi-professional forums and conversations about what we all share. Adventure Therapy is still young, often unknown in Europe – there is a need for explanation, definition, distinction. We are shaping the picture, right now. You are welcome to contribute to the GATE by holding an experiential workshop or presenting your research or concept in one of the forums. Sign up will be posted soon.

ATE Roundtable

For the first time the national representatives of each country will meet for the ATE Roundtable. There they will work on consolidating and expanding the ATE-Network and elect the next coordination team democratically. For more information about the ATE Roundtable and on how to become a representative please check the website:

Find out just what Adventure Therapy means and what are the programs and suggestion of that kind of therapist?

Keynote Speaker Line-up

Roger Braas

Former Head and Director of Department Psychiatric Department Federal Armed Central Military Hospital, Koblenz

Roger Braas studierte Medizin an der Uni Gießen, arbeitete erst als Assistenzarzt amBwK Gießen, 3 Jahre als Schiffsarzt FGS Niedersachsen, danach mehrere Jahre als Facharzt für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie an der Uni Gießen,3 Jahre als Oberarzt am BwK in Berlin und 2 Jahre als Facharzt für Neurologie an der Charité in Berlin. Danach war er mehrere Jahre als leitender FU am BwKin Berlin und am BwSanZ in Bonn und ist seit 2005 leitender Arzt im BwZKrhs in Koblenz.

Stephan Natynczuk

Creative Director and Co-Founder

He loves trying out new techniques and finding the perfect solution for any kind of requirements.

Leiv Einar Gabrielsen

researcher and outdoor Therapist at Sorlandet Hospital, Norway

He manages a comprehensive clinical research project where a Norwegian version of wilderness therapy is offered to adolescents with mental health challenges.

Full program GATE 2019

2nd GATE - Gathering for Adventure Therapy in Europe

Download a copy of timeline here.

  • ATE RoundTable 1. meeting
  • Arrival and Checkin
  • Opening Conference
  • ATE Presentation
  • Dinner
  • Campfire
  • Morning Workshop
  • Breakfast
  • Keynote 1
  • Workshop
  • Lunch
  • Workshop
  • ATE Europe Network
  • Dinner / Barbecue
  • Campfire
  • Morning Workshop
  • Breakfast
  • Keynote 2
  • Workshop
  • parallel

    15′ presentation about research + 5′ (academic format)

  • Lunch
  • Workshop
  • Academic Presentation
  • Dinner / Barbecue
  • Live Music
  • Morning Workshop
  • Breakfast
  • Keynote 3
  • Check out Room
  • Closing of the Gathering
  • Lunch
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