Ad­ven­ture The­ra­py as ad­junct tre­at­ment in­pa­ti­ent the­ra­py of ad­dic­tion and psy­cho­so­ma­tic pa­ti­ents in the Fon­ta­ne Cli­nic


Authors: Thomas Klein-Isberner, Katja Wenzel


Ad­ven­ture the­ra­py in the Fon­ta­ne Cli­nic is not an in­de­pen­dent the­ra­py, but ra­ther an ad­junct tre­at­ment and thus a pos­si­ble form of in­ter­ven­ti­on wi­thin the frame­work of our ran­ge of tre­at­ments. It has been used in a va­rie­ty of ways sin­ce 1995, espe­ci­al­ly in the tre­at­ment of ad­dic­ted pa­ti­ents. A high le­vel of emo­tio­nal in­vol­vement, i.e. intensive „ex­pe­ri­ence“, co­mes with every the­ra­py and is a con­di­ti­on for ch­an­ge. Th­rough re­flec­tion the con­tent of ad­ven­ture the­ra­py is clo­se­ly lin­ked to the psy­cho­the­ra­peu­tic pro­cess. This in­terlo­cking is the real no­vel­ty of ex­pe­ri­en­ti­al the­ra­py in the in­pa­ti­ent the­ra­peu­tic pro­cess. Thus, ad­ven­ture the­ra­py of­fers „a new frame­work for working on psy­cho­the­ra­peu­tic to­pics such as trust, de­pen­dence, self-es­teem and iden­ti­ty“ (Koth 1996).

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