KETHEA NOSTOS Therapeutic Community in the Mylon Gorge (Taygetos)

The members of the KETHEA NOSTOS Therapeutic Community in the Mylon Gorge (Taygetos). An enchanting hike in the beautiful Taygetos. High trees, running waters, wooden bridges, combined with the energy and the great mood of the members of the community were the elements that synthesized this amazing experience. 7 kilometers, 3.5 hours in the wild […]

How Wilderness Therapy Works: An Examination of the Wilderness Therapy Process to Treat Adolescents with Behavioral Problems and Addictions

How Wilderness Therapy Works: An Examination of the Wilderness Therapy Process to Treat Adolescents with Behavioral Problems and Addictions.   This paper summarizes findings from a detailed study of the processes employed by four leading wilderness therapy programs focusing on how wilderness therapy works, the kinds of behavioral problems to which it is commonly applied, […]

Therapy in the open air: Introducing wilderness therapy to adolescent mental health services in Scandinavia.

Therapy in the open air: Introducing wilderness therapy to adolescent mental health services in Scandinavia.   Despite the rich traditions of outdoor life in the Scandinavian countries, structured nature-based therapeutic interventions remain underexplored in adolescent mental health services. We suggest that wilderness therapy is an age-appropriate and effective group treatment that may hold particular appeal […]

The Use of Adventure Therapy Techniques by Clinical Social Workers: Implications for Practice and Training

The Use of Adventure Therapy Techniques by Clinical Social Workers: Implications for Practice and Training Adventure therapy, an experiential intervention that combines outdoor, adventure based activities and group process, is used in direct practice by clinical social workers; however, it is unclear to what extent clinical social workers are actually utilizing these techniques. read more…  […]

Adventure Therapy Effects on Self-concept – A Meta-analysis

Adventure Therapy Effects on Self-concept – A Meta-analysis Self-concept change has been proposed as a key driver of behavioral change through adventure therapy (Hans, 2000). Through exploratory moderator analysis we tried to identify process variables that influence the effect of adventure therapy on self-concept to contribute to a deeper understanding of why and when adventure […]