Michael A. Gass, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology, University of New Hampshire.
BRINGING ADVENTURE INTO MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THEAPY: AN INNOVATIVE EXPERIENTIAL APPROACH
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 19, Issue 3, pages 273–286, July 1993
How to Cite
(Lee) Gillis, H. L. and Gass, M. A. (1993), BRINGING ADVENTURE INTO MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THEAPY: AN INNOVATIVE EXPERIENTIAL APPROACH. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 19: 273–286. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.1993.tb00988.x
H. L. (Lee) Gillis, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA.
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
outdoor adventure experiences, traditionally associated with programs like Outward Bound and Project Adventure, have evolved into specific interventions for a number of therapeutic populations. Once used primarily with dysfunctional adolescents, a series of presentations and writings have emerged that apply these techniques to marriage and family populations. This article presents a brief history and overview of the documented use of adventure experiences in marriage and family therapy and enrichment. Illustrations of actual techniques and recommendations for guiding future studies are also offered.