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Anger Management for Adolescents: A Creative Group Counseling Approach
Carolyn O’Lenic and John F. Arman
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).