Adventure therapy: Non deliberative group therapy in action
Nondeliberative group work allows group members to generate their own solutions and provides experiential opportunities to transfer learning to life outside of a therapeutic setting. Adventure therapy is explored as a tool for engaging groups in a nondeliberative manner. The theoretical underpinnings of adventure therapy are presented and contextualized within the larger framework of experiential education. Specific methods and models of adventure work are presented and considered in relationship to nondeliberative social work with groups. Two case examples are presented to illustrate the nondeliberative nature of adventure therapy.
Social Work with Groups
Taylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Tucker, A.R., Norton, C., Itin, C., Hobson, J., & Alvarez, M.A. (2016). Adventure therapy: Non deliberative group therapy in action. Social Work with Groups, 39(2-3), 194-207. doi: 10.1080/01609513.2015.1048416