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Dr. Christine Norton is a Professor of Social Work at Texas State University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor. Christine is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Certified Clinical Adventure Therapist, and a Certified Experiential Therapist.

Dr. Norton is also a Research Scientist with the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center. Dr. Norton helped launch Foster Care Alumni Creating Educational Success (FACES) at Texas State and created the Foster Care Adventure Therapy Network to share nature with youth and young adults with lived experience in foster care. Dr. Norton is a highly published author with over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, edited books, and book chapters. She is a leading social work scholar in the field of outdoor therapy, and she has presented her research and conducted trainings and workshops nationally and internationally.

Dr. Norton is active in international education, and was a Fulbright Scholar, having taught adventure therapy in the Department of Civic Education and Leadership at National Taiwan Normal University. Dr. Norton has also been a storytelling coach and speaker for ActivatEE, a storytelling platform created by the Association for Experiential Education. Dr. Norton is a mom, a wife, a daughter, and most of all, a lover of nature and outdoor spaces.