#120 – Adventure-Based Psychotherapy



Jason Holder, Ed.D. is author of the 1999 book Adventurelore: Adventure-Based Counseling for Individuals and Groups and has over 26 years of child, adolescent and family counseling experience, most of which has been in an adventure-based environment. He received his doctorate from Boston University, where he has also taught as an adjunct professor. In addition, he has 15 years experience in teaching grades 1 through graduate school. During the summer, he has operated a highly successful outdoor adventure wilderness program for youth. Along with his practice, he regularly presents to schools, businesses and many other groups. His interactive seminars have a key focus on building self-esteem, self-confidence, effective communication skills, and positive teamwork with elements of fun. His AdventureLore program is based in Danville, New Hampshire.

(Psychology podcast by David Van Nuys, Ph.D.)


One Comment

  1. Posted November 25, 2007 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    On the subject of there being not so much literature: I recall Dutch therapists having taken problematic youth on survival trips in the Ardennes (Belgium) in the eighties and nineties. Not always with 100% success, but that is not the point; hasn’t this been documented? The basis of the approach seems so obviously sound, there has to be ways to work them out.


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