Emerging for Recovery: A Descriptive Analysis of Adventure Therapy for Substance Abusers

Emerging for Recovery: A Descriptive Analysis of Adventure Therapy for Substance Abusers Examines client characteristics, referral and screening procedures, program characteristics, treatment goals, financial arrangements, and staff characteristics in 50 programs using adventure experiences with substance abuse populations. Notes needs for specific program evaluation research and for the development of prescriptive treatment modalities for specific […]

Breaking Bad Habits

Breaking Bad Habits If you know something’s bad for you, why can’t you just stop? About 70% of smokers say they would like to quit. Drug and alcohol abusers struggle to give up addictions that hurt their bodies and tear apart families and friendships. And many of us have unhealthy excess weight that we could […]

Gestalt and Adventure Therapy: Parallels and Perspectives.

Gestalt and Adventure Therapy: Parallels and Perspectives. by Rudiger Gilsdorf This paper calls attention to parallels in the literature of adventure education and that of Gestalt therapy, demonstrating that both are rooted in an experiential tradition. The philosophies of adventure or experiential education and Gestalt therapy have the following areas in common: (1) emphasis on personal […]

What is Adventure Therapy?

What is Adventure Therapy? by Sandra Newes and Scott Bandoroff The field of Adventure Therapy is experiencing substantial growth and is becoming more well-known. This increased popularity is leading more readers to the literature in search of information. Many of these readers have had little or no prior exposure to the field of Adventure Therapy. […]