Clinical Supervision in Adventure Therapy: Enhancing the Field through an Active Experiential Model
Supervision of therapeutic practice is one of the central professional elements of mental health practitioners. Supervision provides growth for therapists in their respective professional fields, more effective therapy for clients, and some measure of ethical protection for the welfare of clients and the public at large. However, therapists who utilize adventure therapy are often at a loss for experiential supervision models that value the active approach they use with their clients. The ENHANCES supervision model was developed to provide experiential adventure therapists with a contemporary model of supervision that removes the limitations of more traditional supervisory practices. Two case presentations illustrating the ENHANCES model are included in this article.
Journal of Experiential Education
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Gass, M. A. & Gillis, H. L. (2010). ENHANCES: Adventure therapy supervision. Journal of Experiential Education, 33 (1), 72-89.
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