ERIC Number: EJ872102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
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Continuing the Discussion: A Commentary on "Wilderness Therapy--Ethical Considerations for Mental Health Professionals"
Scott, David A.; Duerson, Lauren M.
Child & Youth Care Forum, v39 n1 p63-68 Feb 2010
Wilderness therapy programs continue to be a possible treatment modality for at-risk youth who require out-of-home care. Issues associated with wilderness therapy also continue to be a spirited topic with professionals in the field and the general public. This commentary will add additional considerations, and continue the discussion concerning wilderness therapy not addressed in the Becker article. Issues related to cost, safety of clients, effectiveness of programs and proper training of staff will be discussed. Ethical issues faced by mental health providers working with wilderness therapy programs, as discussed in Becker's article, will also be reviewed.
Descriptors: Mental Health Workers, Mental Health, At Risk Persons, Physical Environment, Ethics, Therapy, Adventure Education, Costs, Safety, Program Effectiveness
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