ERIC Number: ED260880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
The Strategic Use of Adventure Activities with Couples.
Gillis, H. Lee
Activities commonly associated with outdoor adventure education can be used effectively in therapy for couples. The adventure education concepts of risk, trust, fear, anxiety, dependence/independence, problem solving, and intimacy are all dealt with in therapy and enrichment experiences for couples. While the outdoor environment has a tremendous impact, many adventure activities can be adapted for the indoor therapy room. Directions are provided for six adventure activities for pairs and eight for groups. The activities require problem solving and cooperation and include games and initiatives such as "Stand-up" (pairs grab hands, place feet together, and attempt to stand up simultaneously), "Pyramid" (the group forms a symmetrical pyramid and attempts to walk forward), and "Four Pointer" (groups of seven arrange themselves so that they have only four points of contact with the floor). A list of seven resources is included. (JHZ)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference (Jekyll Island, GA, May 3-5, 1985).