I have specialized in the field of strengths-based psychology for a number of years. My research interest is in the facilitation of resilience, and in successful adaptation to / optimal performance within any context that poses challenges in terms of the maintenance of one’s psychological well-being. I am especially interested in the utilization of so-called nature-assisted, or adventure interventions in bringing about these positive changes through experiential learning. Nature is both utilized as a rich therapeutic context, and acknowledged as a co-therapist in bringing about positive change in the lives of participants / clients. Although this is effective in both individual and group settings, I am especially interested in the latter. I teach group therapy and –dynamics at the Master’s level, and have acquired some experience in using this therapeutic modality in my research and clinical work.
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