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Russell, Keith; Gillis, Harold L. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
Adventure therapy (AT) is defined as "the prescriptive use of adventure experiences provided by mental health professionals, often conducted in natural settings, that kinesthetically engage clients on cognitive, affective, and behavioral levels". Despite an increase in research and evaluation in recent years examining the relative…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Counseling Techniques, Psychometrics, Test Construction
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Wolfe, Brent D.; Kay, Gregor – Journal of Experiential Education, 2011
Colleges and universities across the United States are struggling with student retention and attrition (Derby & Smith, 2004; Jacobs & Archie, 2008; Tinto, 1993). As a result, theoretically supported interventions designed to encourage retention and persistence are needed. The purpose of this study was twofold: (a) to intentionally create…
Descriptors: Participant Observation, School Orientation, School Holding Power, Outdoor Education
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Russell, Keith; Gillis, H. Lee; Lewis, T. Grant – Journal of Experiential Education, 2008
This study reports the results of a five-year follow-up survey of private-pay outdoor behavioral healthcare (OBH) programs operating in the United States and Canada. A total of 65 of 102 programs identified as meeting certain characteristics responded to the survey and identified themselves as an OBH program that utilizes a clinical treatment…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Health Education
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Barst, Barry; Bialeschki, M. Deborah; Comstock, R. Dawn – Journal of Experiential Education, 2008
More than 11 million children attend more than 12,000 summer camps in the United States each year. The challenges to keeping children and the staff healthy and safe can be daunting. To better understand the types of illnesses and injuries common to the camp environment, the American Camp Association (ACA) has undertaken a 5-year study to document…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Injuries, Summer Programs, Health Promotion
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Priest, Simon – Journal of Experiential Education, 1987
Discusses ways in which outdoor leadership preparation differs in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada based on questionnaire responses of 169 selected experts. Examines skills (technical activity, organizational, environmental, instructional, group management, problem solving) and attributes (motivational,…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries