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Empowering Cyberbullied Youth: A Solution-Focused Adlerian Counseling Model
Janet G. Froeschle Hicks, Sarah Skoog, and Charles Crews
Cyberbullying is a growing concern due to enhanced use of social media and other forms of technology. Anonymity offers an opportunity for youth to bully others without being seen. The consequences of such actions can be devastating for victims, resulting in the need for counseling programs in order to address the issue. Within this article, background information on cyberbullying including prevalence, definition, consequences, gender and cultural differences, types, and risk factors precedes details of a four session counseling program. The model infuses art, solution-focused brief therapy, and Adlerian techniques into a session that empowers the cyberbullying victim.
Keywords: cyberbullying, solution-focused, social interest