Therapeutic effects of participating in an adventure therapy program

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Abstract

Supported employment employees were randomly assigned to participate in an adventure therapy program designed to enhance self-esteem and facilitate an internal locus of control. Results indicated that persons assigned to the experimental treatment group gained greater self-esteem and a larger shift toward internality than did the control group. These therapeutic effects dissipated over a 1-year period and did not result in improving attendance in supported employment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-214
Number of pages14
JournalRehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Volume41
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1998

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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