Dr. Scott Bandoroff

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Faculty Dr Scott Bandoroff PsychologistScott Bandoroff, Ph.D. is a Psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the use of adventure therapy for the treatment of teens and families. In addition to his clinical work in his private practice in Ashland, Oregon, he has served as an internship training director, clinical supervisor, consultant and trainer.

Scott began his career as a wilderness treatment program field staff where he became interested in integrating family interventions into wilderness therapy. This served as a catalyst for his dissertation research where he developed a wilderness family therapy program in 1990. He went on to publish and present extensively, and is a recognized authority in the field, learning to the co-development of the CFR training with several other recognized experts in the field.

Scott currently provides consultation and training to schools, mental health agencies, juvenile justice departments, residential treatment centers, and wilderness treatment programs. He also offers Family Adventures for families interested in an intensive wilderness therapy experience. Scott continues to enjoy backpacking, skiing, and outdoor pursuits of all kinds. He recently did a multi-day river trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon river in Idaho and took his 12-year-old son backpacking.

“Dr. Scott Bandoroff is one of the few clinical psychologists in the U. S. who has focused on outdoor experiential therapies from his dissertation through his professional career. His knowledge of the practical and intellectual aspects of “wilderness therapy” is not exceeded by any psychologist I have met in this field during the last 15 years. Myself and my organization have personally benefited from his work.”
—L. Jay Mitchell, JD, Founder of The SUWS Adolescent Program and the Alldredge Academy