New York: Haworth Press, 1994. Paperback. Paperback quarto with teal spine. 262 pages ; 23 cm. Extremely mild rubbing to edges of spine. Small price tag sticker to back cover. Else near fine. Item #90280
Series: Women & therapy,; v. 15, no. 3/4; || Contents: Introduction / Ellen Cole, Eve Erdman, Esther D. Rothblum -- Nuestra Hermana / Anjanette Estrellas -- Wilderness therapy: what makes it empowering for women? / Irene G. Powch -- Self-control: The key to adventure? Towards a model of the adventure experience / Jackie Kiewa -- Transforming body image through women's wilderness experiences / S. Copland Arnold -- Ethical considerations in adventure therapy: a feminist critique / Denise Mitten -- The wilderness solo: an empowering growth experience for women / Jean Angell -- Women on the ropes: change through challenge / Ba Stopha -- Building self-efficacy through women-centered ropes course experiences / Linda Hart, Linda Silka -- What is the therapeutic value of camping for emotionally disturbed girls?/ Lynn Levitt -- Equine psychotherapy: worth more than just a horse laugh / Judith J. Tyler -- Two bears, dancing: a mid-life vision quest / Darion Gracen -- Therapeutic consideration of wilderness experiences for incest and rape survivors / Shirley Joseph Asher, Gayle Quick Huffaker, Marte McNally -- Breaking through barriers: wilderness therapy for sexual assault survivors / Deborah Levine -- Women's adventure group: experiential therapy in an HMO setting / Margaret J. Kessell -- So ... what does rock climbing have to do with career planning? / Annette Aubrey, M.J. MacLeod -- When I reach the place I'm goin', I will surely know my way / Lauren Crux -- Climbing for my life / Molly Gierasch -- After the next full moon / Connor Sauer -- A new generation of women in the wilderness / China Galland. || Abstract: Wilderness Therapy for Women offers women risktaking adventure activities in the outdoors as an alternative to traditional therapy. The contributing authors illustrate the empowerment, confidence, and self-esteem women can derive from adventure and experiential activities. This is the first book of its kind devoted to the symbolic value of wilderness accomplishments to women's mental health. Wilderness Therapy for Women unites women with nature and each other by lifting the social constraints surrounding women in adventure pursuits. It offers women a new method of healing while developing an appreciation for the uniqueness of the environment. Daring experiences in the outdoors rekindles a sense of strength and a respect for the provider of that strength. A therapeutic experience from the outdoors provides women with an awareness of their capabilities to strengthen and preserve themselves and their surroundings. This book is divided into four parts: Theoretical Perspectives, Wilderness Therapy in Action, Special Populations, and Personal Narratives. Readers will find many topics of interest including: Body image and wilderness therapy The therapeutic value of the wilderness Ethical considerations of experiential therapy Ropes courses for women All-women's river trips Special populations: rape and incest survivors, welfare mothers, and mid-life women.