ERIC Number: EJ902847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Magic Arts Counseling: The Tricks of Illusion as Intervention
Levin, David M.
Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, v13 p14-23 2006
Magic arts counseling is defined as a nontraditional, experiential curriculum utilized for promoting student growth. Applicable research and the history of using magic with students provide the rationale for its employment in educational programming. In an effort to systematically explore its benefits several educational factors and key elements of magic arts counseling are defined. The current study examined the use of a 6-week magic arts small group counseling module with pre-adolescent boys. The study compared measures of self-esteem and subsequent behavioral outcome measures for students receiving the magic arts sessions described. The investigation indicated positive gains on a variety of measures and highlighted the utility of a magic arts module. Limitations of the investigation and directions for future research are considered.
Descriptors: Investigations, Group Counseling, School Counselors, Counseling, Intervention, Disabilities, Males, Preadolescents, Self Esteem, Recreational Activities, Teacher Student Relationship, Evaluation, Pretests Posttests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale