Research

Dr Daniel Bowen's doctoral thesis, which he completed in 2016, focused on the effectiveness of adventure therapy programs in Australia. More information about his PhD, including links to freely download the publications, can be found here.

Daniel was the Australian International Representative on the Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy (AABAT) committee from 2012-2018, as well as Co-Chair of the Adventure Therapy International Committee (ATIC) from 2015-2018.




List of Selected Publications

Bowen, D. J. (2016). Adventure therapy: Treatment effectiveness and applications with Australian youth. Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia.

Bowen, D. J., Neill, J. T., & Crisp, S. J. R. (2016). Wilderness adventure therapy effects on the mental health of youth participants. Evaluation and Program Planning, 58, 49-59. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2016.05.005

Bowen, D. J., Neill, J. T., Williams, I. R., Mak, A. S., Allen, N. B., & Olsson, C. A. (2016). A profile of outdoor adventure interventions for young people in Australia. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership, 8(1), 26–40. doi: 10.18666/JOREL-2016-V8-I1-7281

Bowen, D. J., & Neill, J. T. (2016). Effects of the PCYC Catalyst outdoor adventure intervention program on youths’ life skills, mental health, and delinquent behaviour. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 21(1), 34-55. doi: 10.1080/02673843.2015.1027716

Bowen, D. J., & Neill, J. T. (2015). Preliminary findings from a meta-analysis of adventure therapy program effects. In C. L. Norton, C. Carpenter & A. Pryor (Eds.), Adventure therapy around the globe: International perspective and diverse approaches (pp. 219-242). Champaign, Il: Common   Ground.

Bowen, D. J., & Neill, J. T. (2013). A meta-analysis of adventure therapy outcomes and moderators. The Open Psychology Journal, 6, 28-53. doi: 10.2174/1874350120130802001