Adventure Therapy around the Globe: International Perspectives and Diverse Approaches

Christine Norton, Cathryn Carpenter and Anita Pryor (eds)

Published by Health, Wellness & Society, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

Format Price
Book: Electronic $US15.00
Book: Print $US40.00

Adventure Therapy around the Globe is an important, peer-reviewed collection of papers pulled from the from the 5th and 6th International Adventure Therapy Conference proceedings. These papers present international perspectives and diverse approaches to adventure therapy theory, practice and research. Adventure therapy program models and interventions from around the world are presented here to help adventure therapy practitioners develop new ideas and approaches for helping participants find healing and enhance wellbeing in the natural world.

Book: Electronic (PDF File; 10.254MB). Book: Print (Paperback). Published by Health, Wellness & Society, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing.

Christine Norton

Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, USA

Christine Lynn Norton, PhD, LCSW is an associate professor of social work at Texas State University. She has been involved in the field of adventure therapy for over 20 years, as a practitioner, researcher and educator. Christine has served as the chair of the Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group, as a research scientist for the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Research Cooperative and as the U.S. representative to the Adventure Therapy International Committee (ATIC) since 2009. She is a wife and mother of three, and she believes deeply of the healing power of outdoor adventure.

Cathryn Carpenter

Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cathryn Carpenter has implemented outdoor experiential learning programs in educational and commercial settings over the last 30 years. She has been involved in the development and expansion of Bush Adventure Therapy within Australia and in the Adventure Therapy International Committee. Her current research interests focus on health and wellbeing through the design and evaluation of therapeutic and developmental programs and exploration of human connections to place. Whilst Cathryn is a senior lecturer developing a Youth Work curriculum at Victoria University; she is most alive when outdoors paddling, cross country skiing, walking, sketching or taking photographs.

Anita Pryor

Director, Adventure Works, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Anita Pryor has been involved in the field of AT since 1996 as a practitioner, manager, trainer and researcher. She is co-chair of ATIC and an international representative of the Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. In 2009 Anita completed a PhD on Australian Outdoor Adventure Interventions, and is now a Director of Adventure Works Pty Ltd. Anita supports bush adventure therapy in Australia through the provision of programs and counselling, training and supervision, research and evaluation and innovative partnerships.