Legacy Outdoor Adventures is pleased to announce that
Madolyn M. Liebing, Ph.D.
Has joined the team as Clinical Director.
Dr. Liebing is a Licensed Psychologist and also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. As one of the foremost professionals and leading experts in the field of wilderness therapy, Dr. Liebing has had a profound influence on the development of wilderness therapy. She created and implemented the first professional, sophisticated psycho-therapy element in wilderness therapy and became the first clinical director in the industry and ss noted in the book Adventure Therapy, 2012 By Micheal Gass, Dr. Liebing was the first full time doctoral level Licensed Physiologist in wilderness Therapy (Adventure Therapy P. 41). As a licensed psychologist, she developed the foundational model for therapy in wilderness, including the implementation of accurate mental health assessments and the development of individualized treatment plans. Dr. Liebing's has had a significant influence on the entire field due to the number of therapists who trained under her leadership and the many programs that adopted the high level of psychotherapy she established as the norm for quality programs.
Early in her career Dr. Liebing saw the need to develop standards for managing risk and providing quality care. She first made the case with the State of Utah to develop a licensing process and then led the effort to ensure these standards were being met. More recently, Dr. Liebing has been involved in developing the OBH Accreditation standards for the industry.
Dr. Liebing has a deep conviction in the healing power of the wilderness, and is dedicated to leveraging this power to help others. She founded and was the clinical director of The Journey wilderness program, where she utilized the wilderness to maximize the effectiveness of the therapy.
While Dr. Liebing has given generously of herself in the service of others without ever calling attention to herself or seeking recognition, she has been recognized for her many achievements, and most recently the OBH Council recognized her with the 2015 Eagle Award.
During her career she has always kept her boots on the ground and enjoys being afforded the opportunity to work closely with clients. To this end, Dr. Liebing will be supporting Legacy as a psychologist and carrying a client caseload of no more than 4 clients at a time