VISTAS Counseling Children and Adolescents

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.



Anger Management for Adolescents: A Creative Group Counseling Approach

Carolyn O’Lenic and John F. Arman

2005

In today’s society, adolescents face daily situations that contribute to them being angry. A multitude of factors contribute to their anger. Some of these factors include poverty, divorce, physical or psychological abuse, neglect, and alcoholism (Thompson, Rudolph, & Henderson, 2004). In fact, most teens encounter several conflict situations each day (Arlett, Elgar, & Groves, 2003). A plethora of research has supported the hypothesis that exposure to violent media is causally related to subsequent expression of aggression, as well (Anderson, Carnagey, & Eubanks, 2003).

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