Ad­ju­vant vio­lence rel­ap­se pre­ven­ti­on pro­gram for in­ma­tes ba­sed on hu­ma­ni­stic ad­ven­ture the­ra­py and the­ra­peu­tic ar­chery


Authors: Alexander Rose & Paloma Martínez


PICOVI is the na­ti­on­wi­de Vio­lent Be­ha­vi­or In­ter­ven­ti­on Pro­gram, im­ple­men­ted in pri­sons in Spain. Thanks to a col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with the Va­len­ci­an pri­son, the or­ga­niza­ti­on Ter­a­pia Aven­tura has de­ve­lo­ped a spe­ci­fic ad­ju­vant Ad­ven­ture The­ra­py (AT) pro­gram to PICOVI, con­duc­ted in a na­tu­ral set­ting. The ge­ne­ral ob­jec­ti­ves of the AT pro­gram were struc­tu­red around:

  • Re­vie­w­ing per­so­nal va­lues and goals,
  • Streng­then po­si­ti­ve co­ping stra­te­gies,
  • Pre­ven­ting rel­ap­ses in vio­lent con­ducts.

The in­ter­ven­ti­on was im­ple­men­ted using Ad­ven­ture The­ra­py, th­rough group co­he­si­on tech­ni­ques and ar­chery, and from a hu­ma­ni­stic and exis­ten­tia­list (Ge­stalt – Lo­go­the­ra­py) pa­ra­digm.
This ex­pe­ri­ence has been eva­lua­ted th­rough qua­li­ta­ti­ve and quan­ti­ta­ti­ve re­se­arch to as­sess its im­pact, and pre­sen­ting va­luable qua­li­ta­ti­ve data.

Aut­hors: Alex­an­der Rose & Pa­lo­ma Mar­tí­nez

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