WHAT IS ADVENTURE THERAPY?
Adventure therapy is an active, experiential approach to individual
or group (and family) counseling:
- utilizing an activity base, such as cooperative group games,
ropes course, hikes, or wilderness expeditions
- using real and or perceived (physical and psychological)
risk as a clinically significant agent to bring about desired change
- making meaning(s), through insights that are expressed verbally,
nonverbally, or unconsciously, that lead to behavioral change
- using reflection of the activity to discuss the close connections
between adventure experience and their “everyday” lives.