Alexander Rose

Alexander Rose is passionate and committed to introducing Adventure therapy in Spain and Europe since 2008. Clinical Psychologist and Sports Scientist, he holds both Masteries in Clinical and Health Psychology, and in Drug counselling. Lecturer at different universities since 2000, he currently combines his work as a Psychologist in private practice where he introduces nature based activities, with developing the field of Adventure therapy nowadays as CEO of Terapia Aventura (Spain) and president of the NGO Your WindRose (Spain).

He has formally introduced Adventure and nature-based therapy in Spain through developing, implementing and evaluating several specific programs. He has worked with youth at risk (drug rehabilitation and prevention, dropout problems, adolescents with Asperger’s), adults with drug abuse problems, adults with severe mental health problems, adults with cancer in collaboration with Outward Bound Belgium, mental health professionals with burnout, etc. Nowadays he coaches and supervises several programs of his organizations. He has also trained mental health professionals in Spain, Iceland and Greece, and nowadays in Germany at the Adventure Therapy Institute (ATI).

Alexander Rose
Alexander Rose

In recent years, Alexander Rose has participated as a lecturer and speaker in further and advanced training courses in adventure therapy in Spain, Iceland and Greece. Furthermore he was involved in the design and implementation of Spanish experiential education training within the framework of the university training programme "experiential education" in Valencia as a teaching trainer.

He has been a representative of the International Adventure Therapy Committee since 2008 and a board member of the European Adventure Therapy Network since 2013. In addition, he is the author of various professional articles and a book on adventure therapy "Terapia a través de la aventura; cuando la montaña nos hizo grandes"("Adventure therapy; when the mountain made us great").

He currently works in his own practice as a psychologist, teaches at numerous universities and continues to develop (the concept of) adventure therapy as founder and CEO of the Spanish company "Terapia Aventura”. In this company, special adventure therapy offers are developed: for people with severe mental health problems, for patients with Asperger syndrome, programmes for the prevention and treatment of addictive disorders, and burnout treatment programmes.