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Prison Farm[edit]

I removed the link to prison farm, as I could find nothing in the article (nor in that of 'prison farm' or 'prison labor') that relates to adventure therapy. Feel free to add it back if you can show why they should be linked together. -- Aaronwinborn 20:50, 16 March 2006 (UTC)


There are sources...but yuck! So cluttered I can barely read the article! We need to get to work on making this cited with footnotes, NOT messy parenthetical documentation. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 01:18, 24 February 2007 (UTC).

This entry reads like someone's Master's Thesis[edit]

This entry does not accurately reflect adventure therapy. It appears to be someone's master's thesis - and unfortunately someone without a great deal of experience in the field. I would vote for scrapping much of this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dr adventure (talkcontribs) 02:05, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

This entry reads like someone's Master's Thesis - Response from Author

I welcome and encourage Dr. Adventure to please provide clearer, concrete, and more accurate comments concerning the accuracy of this article. This article was not my master's thesis. This article was developed through a thorough and extensive review of the literature. I also believe that this article was reviewed by current researchers in the adventure therapy field who offered edits and comments to improve format and not content.

As for comments on my experience with the field. I hold a MA in clinical psychology with an emphasis in adventure therapy. I am currently putting the final touches on my doctoral dissertation on adventure therapy. I am trainer of trainers on the Challenge Ropes Course. I have designed two therapy based adventure programs (one in Vermont in 1998 and one in Connecticut in 2000). These programs were developed on the research and theories of this article. These programs are still in operation. I also have developed a series of adventure augmentations to existing therapy programs in Colorado. I would be more than happy to openly discuss and debate my experience and knowledge of Adventure Therapy.

I believe in constructive debate and I welcome Dr. Adventure and others to engage in constructive debate with me. It is that type of discussion that helps to improve and expand the field. I politely ask that criticisms and comments are stated clearly and backed with research. (Flyingzen (talk) 23:35, 23 January 2009 (UTC))

return ""; —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:35, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Lacking inline citations[edit]

"This article includes a list of references or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Please improve this article by introducing more precise citations where appropriate."

The article includes the necessary citations that are from the America Psychological Association (APA) manual of style. It is unclear to me, as the author, where more precise citations are need. If a direct example can be provided on the talk page then we can explore more clearly the issue. (Flyingzen (talk) 23:03, 23 January 2009 (UTC))

WP has it's own expectations on how to cite an article. Please see all 5 wikilinks built-into that notification template to find out more about this topic. -- (talk) 23:36, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Merge wilderness therapy here[edit]

Additional discussion of this proposed merge is talking place at Talk:Wilderness therapy#Merge with Adventure Therapy. -- (talk) 23:33, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

The creation of the wilderness therapy article started by trying to draw a distinction between it and other forms of outdoor education. It was gradually taken over by authors who had a negative experience with a wilderness program. Some work has been accomplished in an effort to bring it back to wp:NPOV. But what has become apparent is that wilderness therapy is a variation within the Adventure therapy concept. Therefore I intend to create a section here and move content from that article before merging the two. I will do my best not to infuse the resulting merged article with any bias, I will move everything over that is properly sourced. If there are no strenuous objections I will do it fairly soon.I ♥ ♪♫ (talk) 02:10, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

I have not seen any adventure therapy programs where the participants are collected from their home with force and in restraints as it often is the case with wilderness therapy programs. However should it be the case I would not oppose the merger Covergaard (talk) 09:10, 11 March 2011 (UTC)
I have deemed the merge proposal as failed & removed the tag. -- (talk) 17:34, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
To bring this point up again: Why should this not be merged? I don't understand the arguments in favor of keeping it separate. The article says it is a kind of adventure therapy, then there is some unclear waffling about whether or not it involves behavior modification, and then there is text describing controversies surrounding this subtopic. The editor above said that they don't know of any other form of adventure therapy where people are forcibly removed from their homes, but that would be a justification for making wilderness therapy a subcategory (as it is the form of adventure therapy that involves forcible restraint), rather than simply deleting the topic altogether. I don't see it as an argument against a merge. Besides, my understanding from reading the article is that the restraints and force is not a part of the therapy per se anyway: it is the use of escort companies to get people to the wilderness therapy that involves the force and the restraints. That is a controversial element that might only apply to this subcategory, but the fact remains that this is a subcategory of adventure therapy. ParticipantObserver (talk) 19:51, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Text copied without attribution?[edit]

There may be many sentences on this page lifted directly from or it might be the other way around, of course. I have never dealt with this potential problem before, and I tried to read but I did not make any progress. Using the tool,, there were multiple identical sentences. Since I am unsure of the next steps, unfortunately, I must merely dump the problem here. hunterhogan 14:09, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

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This article started out with parenthetical referencing. Now it uses mostly footnotes with a few parentheticals left. I'm willing to harmonize the citations, but we need consensus on which style to follow. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 01:24, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

With no one opposing, I've harmonized the article to use footnotes. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 15:13, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

grammatical errors[edit]

I have fixed a few grammatical errors. I put in some commas in the definition section of the article, and deleted a word that was unneeded in the lead section. Take a look at this to let me know what you think.Eadevlin (talk) 19:24, 30 September 2020 (UTC)Eadevlin