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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/386

Authors: Bennett, Rachel M.
Supervisor(s): Dr. Paul Jerry (Athabasca University)
Examining Committee: Dr. Lynn Corcoran (Athabasca University)
Dr. Margaret Edwards (Athabasca University)
Degree: Master of Counselling
Department: Faculty of Health Disciplines
Keywords: Nature-based interventions
Play therapy
Adventure therapy
Optimal experiences
Issue Date: 15-Jun-2022
Abstract: There are a wealth of evidence-based positive outcomes stemming from the use of nature, adventure, and play in therapy. This thesis study offers a perspective on how to blend these modalities into an accessible and self-actualizing tool for therapists and their clients, as well as any individuals seeking to enhance wellness and decrease psychological symptoms in a proactive and playful way. Outdoor-adventure-play is any playful adventure that takes place in a natural environment. I synthesized the literature to create the Common Factors Forest interventionplanning model that can be used in playful, experiential or nature-based therapeutic modalities and then applied to it the phenomenon of outdoor-adventure-play. I traversed through this model using autoethnographic inquiry, for the purpose of strengthening the model with a deep and personal account of the themes. I concluded by addressing what is needed for therapists and clients to make the most out of outdoor-adventure-play as an intentional process of therapy.
Graduation Date: Jun-2022
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/386
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