ERIC Number: ED424050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring the Boundaries of Adventure Therapy: International Perspectives. Proceedings of the International Adventure Therapy Conference (1st, Perth, Australia, July 1997).
Itin, Christian M., Ed.
This proceedings contains selected papers from the first International Adventure Therapy Conference. The papers reflect a wide range of ideas about what constitutes adventure therapy and how it should be conducted. Presenting an array of international perspectives, programs, and practices, the papers expand the current literature, which has come primarily from the United States. Following an introduction, the 38 papers are organized into 6 sections: theoretical considerations, facilitating adventure therapy, working with adolescents, working with offenders and sexual perpetrators, working with mental health concerns, and working with families. The papers include the following: "The Journey in OZ: From Activity-Based Psychotherapy to Adventure Therapy" (H. Gillis); "International Models of Best Practice in Wilderness and Adventure Therapy" (S. Crisp); "It Is Better To Learn To Fish: Empowerment in Adventure Education" (I. Hyde-Hills); "The Wilderness Enhanced Model for Holistic Strategic Intervention" (R. Handley); "Adolescent Coping Styles and Outdoor Education: Searching for the Mechanisms of Change" (J. Neill, B. Heubeck); "The Wilderness Intervention Program: Change through Mentoring" (L. Haynes, S. Gallagher); "Integrating Adventure Therapy into an Adolescent Sex Offender Program" (D. Eger, S. Kilby); "An Evaluation of the Outdoor Adventure Challenge Programme (OACP) at Rolleston Prison" (E. Mossman); "Wilderness Adventure Therapy in Adolescent Psychiatry" (S. Crisp, M. O'Donnell); "Adventure with Adults Living with Psychiatric Disabilities" (B. Roberts, S. Horwood, N. Aunger, M. Wong); "Families at Play: The Dynamics of Intervention" (S. Bandoroff, A. Parrish); and "Exploring Together Outdoors: A Family Therapy Approach Based in the Outdoors" (R. Mulholland, A. Williams). (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Experiential Education, Boulder, CO.