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Combining the old and the new to help adolescents: Individual psychology and adventure based counseling

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Adventure-Based Counseling (ABC), and in particular low-element challenge courses (LECC), are group-oriented programs that help participants learn to share responsibility, develop cooperative problem-solving skills, and increase self-confidence and well-being. The outcomes are consistent with the tenets of Adler's Individual Psychology, such that an intentional combination of the two approaches offers a unique opportunity to help adolescents--especially delinquent youth—achieve positive therapeutic outcomes.

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Publication
Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 23(2), 101-114
Language: English
Date: 2001
Keywords
low-element challenge courses, Adventure-Based Counseling, self-confidence, well-being, cooperative problem-solving skills