Adventure Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice by Michael A. Gass

By Michael A. Gass

The evolution and background of experience remedy, as chronicled within the moment bankruptcy of this e-book, good demonstrates how a long way this box has advanced from a “divergent remedy” into an efficacious kind of remedy that engages consumers on cognitive, affective, and behavioral degrees. Adventure Therapy is written via 3 execs who've been on the vanguard of the sector considering that its infancy. the speculation, strategies, learn, and case reviews they current are the innovative of this box.

The authors concentration on:
• the conception substantiating experience remedy
• illustrations that exemplify top practices
• the examine validating the speedy in addition to long term results of experience remedy, while correctly conducted.

This booklet is the top educational textual content, expert reference, and coaching source for experience remedy practices within the box of psychological future health. it's acceptable for a variety of audiences, together with newbie and skilled therapists, in addition to graduate scholars.

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Many of these issues have surfaced since Gass asked the previously stated question in 1993. Other questions asked in this chapter include: Will there be more widespread acceptance of AT as a valid, research-supported treatment? Will multiple graduate training opportunities exist for budding adventure therapists who can help refine this prevention and treatment approach for a variety of diagnoses? Will funded opportunities exist to help researchers provide undeniable evidence of this powerful approach to treatment?

Supervision Chapter 11 discusses supervision in AT, as well as specific supervision models that could be used in AT practice. Supervision of therapeutic practice is one of the cornerstones of mental health professions and is intended to provide professional growth for therapists, more effective therapy for clients, and some measure of protection for the welfare of clients and the public. The main purpose of supervision is to provide a source of information on the content, processes, and insights into situations that have become difficult, if not problematic, for therapists and their clients.

In this chapter, organizations were chosen for discussion because their models, actions, or activities served as catalysts for change in the AT field. It should be noted that each organization influenced the field in different ways and not always for the better. Also, the focus in this chapter is on AT for youth, although we do include some adult organizations as well. 19 20 ADVENTURE THERAPY THE ORIGINS OF ADVENTURE THERAPY The origins of AT can be traced back to the 1800s, when organized summer camps for youth emerged in the United States.

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