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Implementing Adventure Based Counseling in Schools
Kelly Kozlowski and Melissa Day
School counselors are trained to implement counseling core curriculum lessons to address topics that can impact school climate. Adventure based counseling engages participants in team building activities that foster responsibility for behavior and has the potential to positively impact school climate. However, teachers have limited time to address academic curriculum, let alone allow time for counseling curriculum in the classroom. The authors present a cooperative approach to implementing adventure based counseling through physical education classes. This integrative approach simultaneously meets both academic and counseling curriculum standards.