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ERIC Number: EJ886155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
Anger in Middle School: The Solving Problems Together Model
Hall, Kimberly R.; Rushing, Jeri L.; Owens, Rachel B.
Journal of School Counseling, v7 n39 2009
Problem-focused interventions are considered to be one of the most effective group counseling strategies with adolescents. This article describes a problem-focused group counseling model, Solving Problems Together (SPT), with a small group of adolescent African American boys struggling with anger management. Adapted from the teaching philosophy of problem-based learning, SPT provides students with the opportunity to work toward positive solutions for managing their anger, while simultaneously helping them to increase their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Disciplinary referrals related to anger and violent behavior decreased significantly after completion of the group experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A