Bandura’s theory of self-efficacy can be a useful tool in developing theory based therapeutic recreation interventions. This case report used Bandura’s theory as a basis for designing a therapeutic recreation intervention for a 15 year-old female with severe depression and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) in a long term residential treatment facility for adolescents. Cross-country skiing was used as a modality to facilitate an increase in self confidence. The intervention also aided her in discovering positive ways to manage her anger by helping her make stronger efficacy judgments about herself. These outcomes seemed to generalize to improved relations with family members.
Author Daniel D. Ferguson, Karna Jones
Volume Vol 35, No 4 (2001)