Developing a Cohesive Identity through Courage and Adventure Therapy

This literature review explores how courage and adventure therapy can be used to promote healthy identity development in adolescents. Courage as a psychological construct is reviewed and compared with other psychological constructs that are similar to courage. Erikson's theory of identity and Marcia's (1966) four identity statuses are presented and how courage can be used to promote a cohesive identity according to these theories. A model of adventure therapy is proposed to promote healthy identity development that aligns Marcia's (1966) four identity statuses, psychological constructs that are similar to courage, and adventure therapy elements. Concepts of Adler's individual psychology are presented and compared to courage and identity.
Keywords: courage, identity, adventure therapy, individual psychology, adolescents

Author: 
Timothy R. Springer
Year Completed: 
2012
Number of Pages: 
61
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