The Browne Center

Browne Center


Professional development for counselors is a great way to learn and apply new theories and methods with other alternative school staff, social workers, recreational therapists, mental health staff, or guidance counselors. Adventure Based Counseling (ABC) has emerged as an experiential learning, group-based, approach to personal development and therapeutic activity.  ABC was developed by Project Adventure and has become more widely used due to their publications and trainings.

The Browne Center offers custom-designed training, as well as, university courses / workshops that are intended to develop the competencies needed to facilitate experiential programming in a group counseling setting. This approach is appropriate for individuals who have a strong interest in:

  • Using experiential learning as a transformational tool for group and individual development and group counseling
  • Participating in and learning techniques for goal setting
  • Learning basic facilitation skills
  • Learning sequencing, processing and debriefing techniques to enhance outcomes

Please see our university courses and workshops or contact us about creating a customized training for your school or organization.

For information on our dual degree program in Outdoor Education (M.S) and Social Work (M.S.W.), please check out the university website and/or this short video.

"I had a fabulous time and learned so much from the instructor and my classmates. I was encouraged to think outside the box and delve into myself and my life and why I do the things I do." - School Social Worker

The Browne Center has been providing innovative experiential learning programs since the early 1980s. We provide a wide range of programming from comprehensive trainings to shorter one-day sessions. Our learning programs evolve to meet the needs of our clients and our diverse client base allows us to draw upon best practices from a variety of disciplines and remain sensitive to specific needs and outcomes.

Creating a dynamic program based on your group's specific goals is our approach with every single client. We can provide an action-packed program to meet your needs – whether you are coming together as a new group, integrating new members, building positive group relationships, addressing specific behaviors, or striving for performance excellence.