Future Direction for Outdoor Therapies
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Texts such as Gass, Gillis, and Russell's comprehensive discussion of adventure therapy and Harper, Rose, and Segal's practical discussion of nature-based therapy are just three works which demonstrate the considerable effort to raise the credibility and recognition of outdoor therapies. Based on this introductory text, we can see the potential for these outdoor therapies as the body of evidence supporting these practices develop. A small subset of this field has begun to emerge that is using techniques from adventure therapy and other outdoor interventions to combine the benefits of time in natural environments with prevention programming to counter the increased behavioral health risks faced by young people today. The popularity of postmodernism stances has given rise to models of therapy like solution-focused brief therapy and narrative therapy, both of which have influenced the outdoor therapies.