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As an intervention for adolescents, adventure therapy has evolved considerably over the last three decades with support from multiple meta-analyses and research input from both residential and outpatient services. Tainted by a history of unethical practice and issues of accountability, this article explores the question of how adventure therapy can meet a standard of evidence preferred by policymakers and funding bodies on the international stage. In this case, feedback-informed treatment (FIT) is presented as a means for routine outcome management, creating a framework for adventure therapy which aims to improve the quality of participant engagement while maintaining and operationalizing today’s definitions for evidence-based practice. A case vignette illustrates the use of FIT with an adolescent participant engaged on a 14-day adventure therapy program.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work|
|Early online date||07 Apr 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 01 May 2017|
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Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Public lecture/debate/seminar/presentation › Industry
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Activity: Engagement and professional development › Content creation/delivery › Academic
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Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Conference/Symposium › Industry