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Counseling Students Learn Adventure Counseling as an Additional Mode of Therapy to increase their Repertoire of Counseling Skills
Louise B. Graham
Most graduate programs require their students to take a class in group therapy. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) requires this and for students to also participate in a group experience. There are many types of groups and an adventure based or outdoor type of group experience affords the graduate student an opportunity to add a new skill to their repertoire of group counseling techniques. This technique is adaptable to many different age groups and types of groups.