Readings Related to BAT Research and Evaluation

The following list of readings related to bush adventure therapy research and program evaluation is not exhaustive. If you would like to see other readings added to this list, please contact us via the sites contact form.


Chenery, M. F. (2003). Journeys into the wilderness: Building research into practice. In K. Richards & B. Smith (Eds.), Therapy within adventure: Proceedings of the Second International Adventure Therapy Conference. Augsburg, Germany: Ziel.

Gass, M. A., Gillis, H. L., & Russell, K. C. (2012). Research and evaluation of adventure therapy. In M. A. Gass, H. L., & K. C. Russell, Adventure therapy: Theory, research, and practice (pp. 281-301). New York: Routledge.

Gray, T., & Neill, J. T. (2012). Program evaluation in outdoor and experiential education. In T. Dickson & T. Gray (Eds.), Risk management in the outdoors: A whole of organisation approach for education, sport and recreation (pp. 132-139). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Hovenlynck, J. (2003). Making research contribute to the practice of facilitation: Developing program theory through practitioner research. In K. Richards & B. Smith (Eds.), Therapy within adventure: Proceedings of the Second International Adventure Therapy Conference. Augsburg, Germany: Ziel.

Mossman E., Goldthorpe C. (2004). Adventure development counseling research study: Some “hows” and “whys” of doing research. In Bandoroff S., Newes S. (Eds.), Coming of age: The evolving field of adventure therapy (pp. 156-171). Boulder, CO: Association for Experiential Education.

Newes, S. L. (2001). Future directions in adventure-based therapy research: Methodological considerations and design suggestions. Journal of Experiential Education, 24(2), 92-99.

Priest, S. (2001). A program evaluation primer. Journal of Experiential Education, 24(1), 34-40.