BRINGING ADVENTURE INTO MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THEAPY: AN INNOVATIVE EXPERIENTIAL APPROACH

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    H. L. (Lee) Gillis, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA.

Abstract

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.

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