Debriefing strategies in adventure based counselling

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Abstract

This paper describes an Adventure Based Counselling (ABC) program that aimed to improve sixth grade student behaviour in the classroom. In particular, this paper focuses on the ABC debriefing strategy, as summarised in the “What?” “So What?” and “Now What?” format. This debriefing process was employed with both students and ABC program facilitators. While there is extensive literature concerned with the application of the ABC debrief with the target group, an ABC debrief with the facilitators of the program is lacking in the applied literature. The strategies and sample questions employed in the ABC format, as applied to both groups, are described in detail. The procedure was highly effective for both behavioural intervention with students and for maximising learning of the ABC facilitators.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-117
Number of pages11
JournalAustralian Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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