Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Adventure therapy; Reality therapy; Adolescent psychotherapy;
Adolescence is often considered a time filled with emotional conflict and stress. That stress often gives rise to psychological and behavioral problems for a large number of adolescents (Zigler & Stevenson, 1993). Teens experience poor self-concepts, decreases in self-esteem, depression, and a general inability to cope with the stress experienced during this time period. It is reported that many youth also lack support and guidance from their peers, families, and schools which would normally provide security in the development of successful personal identities (Clagett, 1992).
Current therapeutic approaches need to address these adolescent issues and needs in order to help individuals develop successful self-identities.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Jeffrey S. Ashby
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©1997 Shawn C. Becker
Becker, Shawn C., "Combining adventure therapy and reality therapy as a treatment approach with adolescents" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 349.