Eye on Ethics: Ethical Challenges in Nontraditional Programs
Department (Manual Entry)
School of Social Work
The wilderness therapy model emerged primarily in the 1970s. Wilderness therapy programs offer highly structured intensive therapy in remote locations that remove adolescents from the distractions available in their home communities (such as television, music, computers, cars, drugs and alcohol, movies, and delinquent peer groups). The challenges of living full-time outdoors and developing wilderness survival skills help teens develop self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and prosocial behaviors.
Reamer, Frederic G. "Ethical Challenges in Nontraditional Programs." Social Work Today, October 2017.