Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Adventure therapy; Adolescent psychotherapy; Problem youth -- Counseling of;
This paper examines the literature in the field of Wilderness Therapy in order to evaluate the current state of research, and the basic format of how Wilderness Therapy works. The theoretical base of Wilderness Therapy is discussed to provide conceptual framework and describe how the therapy could be launched into mainstream therapy. The techniques of Wilderness Therapy are explained for better understanding of how the therapy works. In conclusion, Wilderness Therapy appears to be a viable alternative for the treatment of emotional and behavioral problems amongst adolescents and adults. Recommendations for the future are for more research and better understanding of how Wilderness Therapy can be used.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education
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©2005 Cody A. Williams
Williams, Cody A., "Effectiveness of wilderness therapy" (2005). Graduate Research Papers. 1746.