Title

Women of courage: A personal account of a wilderness-based experiential group for survivors of abuse

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

Adventure-based therapy has grown in both shape and popularity. These groups are frequently utilized in the treatment of adolescents with behavioral or substance abuse issues. Less evident is the use of this modality with other populations. Described here is a personal account of the author's participation in a wilderness-based group for women. Women of Courage is a course designed by Outward Bound specifically for women who self-describe as survivors of abuse. The program includes either a backpacking or canoeing component, a solo camping experience, and the opportunity to rock climb.

Comments

Copyright 2006 Taylor and Francis.

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Publication Title

Journal for Specialists in Group Work

Published Citation

Kelly, Virginia A. (2006). "Women of courage: A personal account of a wilderness-based experiential group for survivors of abuse." Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 31(2), 99-111.

DOI

10.1080/01933920500493571