ERIC Number: ED362795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Adventure-Based Counseling: An Alternative Therapeutic Approach for Working with Rape Survivors.
Nassar, S. C.
This document considers the usefulness of adventure-based counseling in facilitating recovery from rape. It begins with a brief introduction to this concept and a literature review examining reactions to rape trauma; traditional interventions and implications; and adventure-based counseling interventions. This section concludes that since fear and trust are key issues that rape survivors grapple with during their adjustment, adventure-based counseling, which focuses on the challenges presented by elements of unfamiliarity and risk, may be an appropriate intervention technique. The next section presents a proposed study designed to ascertain the effects of an adventure-based counseling intervention on a group of rape survivors. A variety of issues, instruments, and research designs are considered. Recruitment and screening issues are addressed. A program outline is described and the response to the study proposal of the institutional review board is discussed. Modifications to the original design and problems encountered are described. The next section focuses, not on the proposed study, but on an ideal study of a women's empowerment group. As in the section on the proposed study, this section on an ideal study considers instruments, study designs, and the program outline. It goes on to speculate on likely outcomes of the program. The next section considers future research directions for adventure-based counseling interventions. Practical implications are addressed in the areas of counseling and exercise psychology. (NB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Southeast Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium (Greensboro, NC, 1993).