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Working Bibliography in Adventure Therapy

Adams, C. (Ed.). (2002). The soul unearthed: Celebrating wildness and spiritual renewal through nature. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.  

Arsenault, D. (1999). Rites et pouvoirs. Perspectives anthropologiques et archéologiques. Anthropologie et sociétés, 3(1).

Asher, S. J., Huffaker, G. Q., & McNally, M. (1994). Therapeutic considerations of wilderness experiences for incest and rape survivors. In E. Cole, E. Erdman, & E. Rothblum (Eds.), Wilderness therapy for Women: The Power of Adventure (pp. 185-203).

Asmus, K. & McDevitt, K. (2004). Emotional risk management: Identifying and working with emotional trauma in the wilderness setting through body-centered interventions. Journal for Therapeutic Wilderness Camping, Winter/Spring, 21-27.

Asmus, K. (2002). Resourcing the body: Working with trauma in experiential adventure education through dance/movement therapy. Unpublished master’s thesis. The Naropa University.

Autri, C.E. (2001). Adventure Therapy with Girls At-Risk: Responses to Outdoor Experiential Activities. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 35(4), 289-306.

Bandoroff, S. & Scherer, D. (1994). Wilderness family therapy: An innovative treatment approach for problem youth. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 3(2), 175-191.

Bandoroff, S. & Parrish, A. (1997). Are those families swinging from the branches? Helping families find solutions through adventure therapy.  Annual AEE International Conference Proceedings.

Bandoroff, S. (2003). Family therapy with a twist and a shake and a shout: Adventure family therapy in practice. In K. Richards & B. Smith (Eds). Therapy within adventure: Proceedings of the second international adventure therapy conference (243-252)Augsburg, Germany: Ziel.

 Bandoroff, S. (2005). Wilderness family therapy: Exploring the benefits of an underutilized resource…Retrieved on May 10th, 2005 from

 Bedics, B.C., Rappe, P.T, & Sansone, F.A. (1998). Trauma of children in a residential wilderness treatment program. Traumatology, 4(2), 16-28.

 Berger, R. & McLeod, J. (2006). Incorporating nature into therapy: A framework for practice. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 25(2), 80-94.

 Bergman, J., & Hewish, S. (2003). Challenging experience: An experiential approach to the treatment of serious offenders. Oklahoma City: Wood ’N’ Barnes Publishing.

 Bourdieu, P. (1982). Le rite comme acte d'institution. Acte de la recherche en sciences sociales, 43.

Brown, S. D. (1997). Use of experiential activities in treatment of juvenile sex offenders: A multifamily group treatment model. Offender Programs Report, 1 (3), 35-47.

 Bruyere, B. L. (2002). Appropriate benefits for outdoor programs targeting juvenile male offenders. Journal of Experiential Education, 25(1), 207-213.

 Cason, D. & Gillis, H. L. (1994). A meta-analysis of outdoor adventure programming with adolescents. Journal of Experiential Education, 17(1), 40-47.

 Castellano, T. C. & Soderstrom, I. R. (1992). Therapeutic wilderness programs and juvenile recidivism: A program evaluation. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 17(3/4), 19-46.

 Clapp, C. & Rudolph, S. (1990). Adventure therapy with families: The family challenge program. In R.F. Flor (Ed.), Integrating Experiential Education. Proceedings of the 1990 AEE 18th National Conference (pp. 71-75). Boulder, CO: AEE.

 Clark, J. P., Marmol, L. M., Cooley, R., & Gathercoal, K. (2004). The effects of wilderness therapy on the clinical concerns (on axes I, II, and IV) of troubled adolescents. Journal of Experiential Education, 27(2), 213-232.

 Clark, J. & Kempler, H.L. (1973). Therapeutic family camping: A rationale. The Family Coordinator, October, 437-442.

 Cole, E., Erdman, E., & Rothblum, E. (Eds) (1994). Wilderness therapy for Women: The Power of Adventure. New York: The Hawthorne Press.

 Creal, R.S. & Florio, N. (1993). The family wilderness program: A description of the project and its ethical concerns. In M. Gass (Ed.), Adventure Therapy: Therapeutic applications of adventure programming (pp. 463-474). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

 Crisp, S. (2004). Envisioning the birth of a profession: A blueprint of evidence-based, ethical, best practice. In S. Bandoroff & S. Newes (Eds.), Coming of Age: The evolving field of adventure therapy (pp. 209-223). Boulder, CO: The Association for Experiential Education.

Csíkszentmihályi, M. (1975). Beyond Boredom and Anxiety, San Francisco, CA.

Csíkszentmihályi, M. (1996). Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement With Everyday Life, Basic Books.

Csíkszentmihályi, M. (2003). Good Business: Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning.

Csikszentmihalyi, M., Larson, R., & Prescott, S. (1977). The ecology of adolescent activity and experience. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 6, 281-294.

Davis-Berman, J. & Berman, D. S. (1989). The wilderness therapy program: An empirical study of its effects with adolescents in an out-patient setting. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 19(4), 271-281.

 Davis-Berman, J. & Berman, D. S. (1994). Wilderness therapy: Foundations, theory and research. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

 Défense nationale. (2004). Formation par l'aventure. En ligne, <http ://www.reg cad/adv/intro f. asp>. Consulté le 16 août 2006.

Dewey, J. (1938). Experience and education. New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc.

 Eger, D. & Kilby, S. (1998). Integrating adventure therapy into an adolescent sex offender program. In C. M. Itin (Ed.), Exploring the Boundaries of adventure therapy: International Perspectives (pp. 293-304). Boulder, CO: Association for Experiential Education.

 Eikenaes, I., Gude, T., & Hoffart, A. (2006). Integrated wilderness therapy for avoidant personality disorder. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 60(4), 275-281. 

 Eisenbeis, S. (2003). Psychotherapy on the steep wall: Adventure therapy and the psychiatric treatment of children and adolescents. In K. Richards & B. Smith (Eds), Therapy within adventure: Proceedings of the second international adventure therapy conference (pp. 253-262)Augsburg, Germany: Ziel.

 Estrellas, A. (1996). Understanding sexual trauma: A rationale and training manual for the experiential educator. Unpublished Master’s thesis. Prescott College, Prescott, AZ.

 Ewert, A. (1987). Research in outdoor adventure: Overview and analysis. Bradford Paper Annual, 2, 15-28.

 Farragher, B. Harmann, S, & Bullard, M. (1993). Like father like son: The assessment of maladaptive, multigenerational family patterns within a therapeutic wilderness adventure. In M.A. Gass (Ed.). Adventure therapy: Therapeutic applications of adventure programming (pp. 179-187). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

 Fletcher, T. B. & Hinkle, J. S. (2002). Adventure based counseling: An innovation in counseling. Journal of Counseling & Development, 80(3), 277-285.

 Foster, S. & Little, M. (1988). The book of the vision quest: Personal transformation in the wilderness. New York: Prentice Hall Press.  

 Gadow, G.A. (2003). COMPASS: Adventure therapy in the treatment of adolescent sex offenders. Unpublished master’s thesis, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ.

 Gass, M.A. (1991). Enhancing metaphor development in adventure therapy programs. Journal of Experiential Education, 14(2), 6-13.

 Gass, M. A. (Ed.). (1993). Adventure therapy: Therapeutic uses of adventure programming. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

 Gass, M. A. (1995a). Book of metaphors (Vol. II). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

 Gass, M. A. (1995b). Adventure family therapy: An innovative approach answering the question of lasting change with adjudicated youth? Monograph on Youth in the 1990s, 4, 103-117.

 Gass, M.A. & Dolcino, C. (1996). The family expedition program: Adventure family therapy in the home as well as in the outdoors. Spawning New Ideas: A Cycle of Discovery: Retrieved

 Gilbert, B., Gilsdorf, R., & Ringer, M. (2004). Playing with ideas about adventure therapy: Applying principles of gestalt, narrative and psychodynamic approaches to adventure therapy. In S. Bandoroff & S. Newes (Eds.), Coming of Age: The evolving field of adventure therapy (pp. 31-55). Boulder, CO: The Association for Experiential Education.

 Gillis, H.L. & Bonnery W.C. (1986). Group counselling with couples of families: Adding adventure activities. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 11(4), 313-220.

 Gillis, H. L. & Gass, M. A. (1993). Bringing adventure into marriage and family therapy: An innovative experiential approach. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 19, 273-286.

 Gillis, H. L. & Simpson, C. (1991). Project choices: Adventure-based residential drug treatment for court-referred youth. Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 12, 12-27.

 Goldenberg, M. A., McAvoy, L., & Klenosky, D. B. (2005). Outcomes from the components of an Outward Bound experience. Journal of Experiential Education, 28(2) 123-146.

 Griffin, K. (1995). Dangerous discipline. Health, 9(3), 95-99. 

Grüring, C. (2007). The role of adventure therapy in the comprehensive treatment of adolescents who committed sexual abuse: A case study. ProQuest/UMIM.A.I.46/06. AAT 1450543. Accessible en ligne via
Grüring, C. (2007). Why is adventure therapy essential in the integrative treatment of adolescents who sexually abused children? Research presented at the Prescott College public colloquium. Prescott, Arizona. 

Grüring, C. (2009). Engaging youth in treatment: Adventure therapy in the United States and Switzerland. Research presented at the 5th International Adventure Therapy Conference. Edinburgh, UK.

Grüring, C. & Olyowki, K. (2006). Facilitating personal transformation through wilderness experience and therapeutic gardening. Presentation at the Prescott College public colloquium. Prescott, Arizona.

Hahn, K. (1957). Outward Bound. New York: World Books.

Hans, T. (2000). A meta-analysis of the effects of adventure programming on locus of control. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 30(1), 33-60.

 Hattie, J., Marsh., H. W., Neill, J. T., & Richards, G. E. (1997). Adventure education and Outward Bound: Out-of-class experiences that make a lasting difference. Review of Educational Research, 67(1), 43-87.

 Heindel, C., Simpson, C., & Gillis, L. (1998). Echoes of Group. Zip Lines: The Voice for Adventure Education, 34, 14-21.

 Herbert, J. T. (1996). Use of adventure-based counseling programs for persons with disabilities. Journal of Rehabilitation, Oct-Dec, 1-13.

 Holman, T. & McAvoy, L. H. (2005). SEER 2004 Abstract: Transferring benefits of participation in an integrated wilderness adventure program to daily life. Journal of Experiential Education, 27(3), 322-325.

 Hovelynck, J. (1998). Facilitating experiential learning as a process of metaphor development. Journal of Experiential Education, 21(1), 6-13.

 Hoyer, S. (2004). Effective wilderness therapy: Theory-informed practice. In S. Bandoroff & S. Newes (Eds.), Coming of Age: The evolving field of adventure therapy (pp. 56-72). Boulder, CO: The Association for Experiential Education.

 Huff, M., Widmer, K., McCoy, B, Hill (2003). The influence of challenging outdoor recreation of parent-adolescent communication. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 37(1), 18-37.

 Hunt, J.S. (1995). Dewey’s philosophy method and its influence on his philosophy of education. . In K. Warren, M. Sakofs, & J.S. Jr. Hunt (Eds). (1995). The theory of experiential education (3rd Ed.) (pp. 23-32). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

 Itin, C. (2003). The double diamond model of experiential education as a framework for adventure therapy. In K. Richards & B. Smith (Eds.), Therapy within adventure: Proceedings of the second international adventure therapy conference(pp. 111-126)Augsburg, Germany: Ziel.

Jelalian, E. et al. (2006).Adventure therapy combined with cognitive-behavioral treatment for overweight adolescents. International Journal of Obesity,30, 31–39.

Jenkins, M. (2000, March). The hard way. Outside, 45-52

Keller, J., & Blomann, F. (2008). Locus of control and the flow experience. An experimental analysis. European Journal of Personality, 22, 589-607.

Kelley, M. P. & Coursey, R. D. (1997). Therapeutic adventures outdoors: A demonstration of benefits for people with mental illness. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 20(4), 61-73.

 Kelly, F. & Baer, D. (1971). Physical challenge as a treatment for delinquency. Crime and Delinquency, 17(1), 437-445.

 Kelly, V.A. (2006). Women of courage: A personal account of a wilderness-based experiential group for survivors of abuse. Journal for Specialists in Group Work. 31(2), 99-111.

 Kimball, R. O. (1993). The wilderness as therapy: The value of using adventure programs in therapeutic assessment. In M.A. Gass (Ed.), Adventure therapy: Therapeutic uses of adventure programming (pp. 153-160). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

 Kimball, R. O. & Bacon, S. B. (1993). The wilderness challenge model. In M. A. Gass (Ed.), Adventure therapy: Therapeutic uses of adventure programming (pp. 11-41). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

 Kjol, B. & Weber, J. (1990). The 4th fire: Adventure-based counseling with juvenile sex offenders. Journal of Experiential Education, 13(3), 18-22.

 Kolb, D.A. (1984). Experiential Learning: Experience as the source of learning and development. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

 Krakauer, J. (1995, October). Loving them to death. Outside, 1-15.

 Lambie, I. W. Hickling, L., Seymour, F., Simmonds, F. Robson, M., & Houlahan, C. (2000). Using wilderness therapy in treating adolescent sexual offenders. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 5(2), 99-117.

 Lambie, I, Robson, M., & Simmons, L. (1997). Embedding psychodrama in a wilderness group program for adolescent sex offenders. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 26(1/2), 89-107.

 Levine, D. (1994). Breaking through barriers: Wilderness therapy for sexual assault survivors. In E. Cole, E. Erdman, & E. D. Rothblum (Eds.), Wilderness therapy for women: The power of adventure (pp.175-184). The Haworth Press, Inc.

 Lorent, G., Peeters, L., & Debaenst, T. (2004). The adventure of engaging traumatic brain-injured patients in a therapeutic challenge course program. In S. Bandoroff & S. Newes, (Eds.), Coming of Age: The evolving field of adventure therapy (pp. 182-194). Boulder, CO: The Association for Experiential Education.

 Luckner, J. L. & Nadler, R. S. (1997). Processing the adventure experience: Strategies to enhance and generalize learning (2nd ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

Mandeville, L. (dir. publ.). (2004). Apprendre autrement, pourquoi et comment. Sainte-Foy: Presses de l'Université du Québec.

Marsh, H. W. & Richards, G. E. (1989). A test of bipolar and androgyny perspectives of masculinity and femininity. The effect of participation in an Outward Bound program. Journal of Personality, 57(1), 115-137.

 Mason, M.J. (1987). Wilderness family therapy: Experiential dimensions. Contemporary Family Therapy, 9(1-2), 90-105.

 McBride, D.L. & Korell, G. (2005). Wilderness therapy for abused women. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 39(1), 3-14.

 McKenzie, M.D. (2000). How are Adventure Education Program Outcomes Achieved?: A review ofthe literature. Australian Journal ofOutdoor Education, 5, 19-28.

McNamara, D.N. (2002). Adventure based programming: Analysis of therapeutic benefits with children of abuse and neglectDissertation Abstracts International, 62(7A), 2353. (UMI No. 3020961)

 Miles, J. (1987). Wilderness as healing place. Journal of Experiential Education, 10(3)4-10.

 Miller, W. J. (2004). Adolescents on the edge: The sensual side of delinquency. In S.

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 Morgenstern, J. (1995, January 15). A death in the wilderness. Los Angeles Times, 14-18.

 Mossman, E. (1998). An evaluation of the outdoor adventure challenge programme (OACP) at Rolleston prison. In C.M. Itin (Ed.), Exploring the Boundaries of adventure therapy: International Perspectives (pp. 293-304). Boulder, CO: Association for Experiential Education.

 Neill, J. T. & Richards, G. E. (1998). Does outdoor education really work? A summary of recent meta-analyses. Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 3(1), 2-9.

 Neri, C. (2003). What to observe in a group. In K. Richards & B. Smith (Eds.), Therapy within adventure: Proceedings of the second international adventure therapy conference (pp. 39-50)Augsburg, Germany: Ziel.

 O'Connell, T.S. (2001). Self-Concept: a study of outdoor adventure education with adolescent, Program in Recreation and Leisure Studies, Department of Health Studies, New York University.
Peeters, L. (2003). From adventure to therapy: Some necessary conditions to enhance the therapeutic outcomes of adventure programming. In K. Richards & B. Smith (Eds), Therapy within adventure: Proceedings of the second international adventure therapy conference (pp. 127-138)Augsburg, Germany: Ziel.

Peifer, C. (2012). Psychophysiological correlates of flow-experience. In S. Engeser (Ed.), Advances in flow research (pp.139-164). New York: Springer.

Planava, I. & Sindler, J. (2005). Adventure therapy and its extend toward family therapy (trans.). Psychológia a Patopsychológia Dietata, 40(2), 154-169.

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Priest, S. & Gass, M.A. (Eds.). (1997). Effective leadership in adventure programming. University of New Hampshire: Human Kinetics.

Prochaska, J. O., DiClemente, C. C., & Norcross, J. C. (1992). In search of how people change: Applications to addictive behaviors. American Psychologist, 47, 1102-1114.

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Rayment, S. (1998). The use of adventure-based therapy in work with adolescents who have sexually offended. In C. M. Itin (Ed.), Exploring the Boundaries of adventure therapy: International Perspectives (pp. 332-345). Boulder, CO: Association for Experiential Education.

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 Schoel, J. & Maizell, R. (2002). Exploring islands of healing: New perspectives on adventure-based counseling. Beverly, MA: Project Adventure.

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Simpson, C. A. & Gillis, H. L. (1998). Working with those who hurt others: Adventure therapy with juvenile sexual perpetrators. In C. M. Itin (Ed.), Exploring the Boundaries of adventure therapy: International Perspectives (pp. 318-331). Boulder, CO: Association for Experiential Education.

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Todesco, T. (2003). Healing through wilderness. The Trumpeter, 19(3), 90-104.

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