Date of Award
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Mental Health; Occupational Therapy -- methods
The purpose of this scholarly project is to increase knowledge and awareness of adventure therapy (AT) for occupational therapists (OTs) practicing in mental health settings or who are interested in practicing in mental health settings within the United States. Currently, there is a lack of knowledge and awareness of AT by OTs practicing within the United States. This lack of knowledge and awareness is due to a lack of research, especially research focused on AT implementation by OTs. The process for gathering data and creating the scholarly project was first, identifying a problem, then searching CINAHL, PubMed, PsychInfo, and Academic Search Premier utilizing a variety of search terms. The product created is a workshop specific to AT and AT interventions for OTs practicing in mental health settings or who are interested in practicing in mental health settings. The product was designed specifically for the instructor of the workshop, preferably an OT, as a step by step of how to present the content, lead a rock climbing group activity, and facilitate discussion related to the group activity and overall workshop. It is recommended that more research be completed on AT in the future, not only to strengthen this scholarly product, but also to strengthen the rationale and evidence behind utilizing AT as a valid and effective intervention in OT practice.
Cambronne, Ashley and Karpen, Mikaela, "Occupational Therapy with an Adventurous Twist" (2019). Occupational Therapy Capstones. 412.