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TAPG Best P Client Transitions

Client Transitions in Adventure Therapy Clients experience many transitions within their treatment process. This section focuses on the primary transitions of intake and discharge from services. Managing ...

TAPG Best P Expeditions

Adventure Activities: Expeditions Expeditionary activities involve outdoor experiences, both land or water based, aimed at utilizing natural environmental factors to support desired client change. These ...

TAPG Best P Practitioner Guidelines

Practitioner Guidelines for Adventure Activities It is important as a practitioner to design interventions that combine adventure activities with facilitation. The following practitioner guidelines should ...

TAPG Best P History

History of Adventure Therapy in the United States Camping Movement Before 1800, the Friends Hospital opened in Philadelphia and incorporated the use of the natural environment as a major component ...

TAPG Best P Bibliography

Adventure Therapy Best Practices Bibliography ACCT Association for Challenge Course Technology. www.ACCTINFO.org Aghazarian, T. L. (1997). Use of a challenge course as an intervention tool to adolescent ...

TAPG Best P Defining Adv Therapy

Definition of Adventure Therapy  Current preferred practice acknowledges that adventure therapy can occur indoors or outdoors as well as in urban or rural settings. It also uses games, trust activities, ...

TAPG Best P Foundational Concepts

Foundational Concepts  Adventure therapy (AT) practitioners utilize a wide range of theoretical approaches, philosophies and concepts when providing services. In determining which concepts should ...

TAPG Best P Professional Organizations

... historical events in AEE as they relate to AT Best Practices: In 1980 AEE determined a need for a specialized professional group that focused on therapeutic intervention. Thus, was born Adventure Alternatives ...

TAPG Best P Ethical Considerations

Ethical Considerations The focus of this section is to highlight ethical considerations that are distinct to AT, as well as some of the unique situations encountered as part of the adventure component ...

TAPG Best P Boundaries

... goal, it may be useful to consider other ways to achieve the same effect. Physical Touch  Adventure activities often include various forms of physical contact between professionals and participants ...

TAPG Best P Competence and Scope of Practice

... limitations of adventure activities. These include: Limitations of practitioner inherent ability Appropriate choice of activity, matched with client assessment/needs. 2. Supervision/Training ...

TAPG Best P Informed Consent

... between answering clients' questions and allowing for the "discovery aspect" of adventure (e.g., some clients will benefit from having more information about an activity, whereas others may benefit from ...

TAPG Best P Theory

Theory Theory is of vital importance to informing the practice of adventure therapy (Ringer & Gillis, 1996; Hoyer, 2004). Adventure therapy is a rapidly developing, multi-disciplinary, multi-theoretical ...

TAPG Best P Treatment Applications

Treatment Applications This section addresses how the concepts of adventure therapy are implemented in treatment. The material in this text is primarily focused on describing what is specific to adventure ...

TAPG Best P Environmental Context of Treatment

Environmental Context of Treatment Diverse applications and settings for the use of adventure therapy are utilized within the United States (Gass, 1993; Newes & Bandoroff, 2004; Russell, 2002). This ...

TAPG Best P Group Adventure Therapy

Group Adventure Therapy This section is intended to discuss the use of group treatment and the application of AT to this type of treatment context, which is the most commonly utilized treatment format ...

TAPG Best P Assessment in Adventure Therapy

Assessment in Adventure Therapy The treatment application section will deal with assessment of individuals and the treatment environment that is necessary for the effective and intentional use of adventure ...

TAPG Best P Processing

... including discussion, art, journaling, or other adventure-based interventions (Knapp, 1993). Framing the experience in terms that are relevant to other components of the client's life to enhance the ...

TAPG Best P Treatment Skills

... of language directly impacts the effectiveness of adventure-based interventions. Develop a common language with clients and consciously choose inclusive language free of personal bias. From this non-judgmental ...

TAPG Best P Intervention in Adv Th Facilitation Skills

Intervention in Adventure Therapy: Facilitation Skills The broad topic of intervention is divided into two sections in this document. This section describes facilitation skills used to enhance the effectiveness ...

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