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ERIC Number: EJ1034734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: EISSN-1554-2998
Adlerian Adventure-Based Counseling to Enhance Self-Esteem in School Children
Wagner, Holly H.; Elliott, Anna
Journal of School Counseling, v12 n14 2014
This article provides a rationale for using adventure-based counseling (ABC) principles to promote children's self-esteem through group work within the school setting. The effectiveness of combining Adlerian theory with ABC to promote self-esteem is established. The process that would allow a school counselor to plan, organize, facilitate, and evaluate this group successfully is emphasized. Previous literature (Wick, Wick, & Peterson, 1997) conceptualized the efficacy of combining Adlerian theory with ABC based interventions in school. This article expands upon this idea to rationalize the heightened need for this type of intervention in an era of increased interaction through technology and decreased opportunities for developmental social learning. Discussion includes recruiting counselees, forming objectives and intended outcomes, and designing a program within the school. This article includes a selection of activities and initiatives and suggested evaluative measures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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