ERIC Number: ED244205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
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Scriptotherapy: A Technique for Conflict Resolution.
Johnson, Roy E.
Part 1 of this dissertation contains an introductory chapter entitled, "The Children Shout Fight Fight," in which the written analytical process named Scriptotherapy is discussed. In Chapter 1, "Early Adolescence an Ongoing Process," early adolescent growth and development, the process of moral development, temperament types and children's needs are briefly reviewed. The developmental tasks of childhood and early adolescence are also discussed. In Chapter 2, "The Nature of Aggression," anger, aggression, conflict and violence are defined and discussed. The effects of anger on the human brain and the entire organism are reviewed from several schools of thought. Chapter 3, "Dealing with and Expressing Anger," reviews the various approaches used in anger therapy and conflict resolution. These approaches have been classified into three categories, noninterventional, interactional, and interventional, and examples from each approach are given. The chapter concludes with several other approaches to conflict management. In Chapter 4, "Dealing with School Conflict and Anger," the problems facing the public schools are discussed and some of the approaches used in dealing with these conflicts are reviewed. The function of communication in the development and resolution of a conflict situation is surveyed and the counselor's use of the communication skills of passive and active listening is discussed. A history of the development of writing therapy and rationale completes the chapter. Part 2 of the dissertation is made up of chapter 5 and case histories and summaries. Chapter 5 discusses the development of scriptotherapy as a technique. The process used in working with the children is explained. Six case studies illustrating the use of scriptotherapy and their commentaries complete the document. (Author/BL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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