Steve Sawyer, LCSW, CSAC


PRESENTATION TITLE:  Ghosts’ in the Woods: Examining Addictions Focused Treatment in Wilderness Therapy

CALO Family of Treatment Programs


Steve is a dual licensed psychotherapist filled with passion and knowledge surrounding the intervention and change process. His experience comes from two decades of intervention with tough to reach client populations in therapy settings ranging from residential, community based, outpatient and wilderness therapy. He is a trained trainer of several unique therapeutic models including somatic trigger release techniques, Brainspotting, traumatic memory reprocessing, and HeartMath. Through his experience he has authored two books and co-founded New Vision Wilderness Therapy programs with a trauma informed and clinical integrity focus with locations in Northern Wisconsin and Bend Oregon. He is additionally a key clinical training staff for the CALO Family of Treatment programs. He works as a core therapeutic training development staff with the Institute of HeartMath and is an International Brainspotting trainer. Steve’s trainings are recognized nation wide for cutting edge therapeutic techniques and inspiration.