Authors: Adam Leighton, Dotan Haim, Arnon Rolnick & Miriam Ben Hirsch-Gornemann
This paper proposes a framework integrating three therapeutic modes, namely Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Outdoor Therapy and Group Therapy. We describe the ACT-GRO (ACT – Group Outdoor) Framework, its components, rationale behind the proposed Framework and explain how each component enhances the other and can be viewed as a system of systems‑a termborrowed from engineering – requiring each system to be autonomous, connected, and diverse, with a common purpose and a commitment to a greater outcome. In the second part, we describe how the three therapeutic modes working in an integrative way meet Baldwin’s criteria of a system of systems. Finally, we discuss challenges and call for directions for future research.