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VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for the American Counseling Association by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 500 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to present. VISTAS articles and ACA Digests are located in the ACA Online Library. To access the ACA Online Library, go to and scroll down to the LIBRARY tab on the left of the homepage. n Under the Start Your Search Now box, you may search by author, title and key words. n The ACA Online Library is a member’s only benefit. You can join today via the web: counseling.org and via the phone: 800-347-6647 x222. Vistas™ is commissioned by and is property of the American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304. No part of Vistas™ may be reproduced without express permission of the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved. Join ACA at: VISTAS Online
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Suggested APA style reference: Schimmel, C. J, &Jacobs, E. (2011). Ten creative counseling techniques for helping clients deal with anger. Retrieved from Article 53 Ten Creative Counseling Techniques for Helping Clients Deal With Anger Christine J. Schimmel and Ed Jacobs Schimmel, Christine J., is an Assistant Professor at West Virginia University where she coordinates the school counseling program. Dr. Schimmel’s research interests include issues related to school counseling, group counseling, and creative counseling interventions. Jacobs, Ed, is an Associate Professor at West Virginia University where he coordinates the counseling program. Dr. Jacobs’ interests lie in the areas of group counseling, Impact Therapy, a counseling approach which he developed, and creative counseling techniques, an area for which he is recognized and presents on at the national level. Introduction Anger is an emotion that counselors often address with their clients. Beck and Fernandez (1998) note that, in the mental health field, ― attention has turned to anger as a major problem in human relations (p. 63). Blake and Hamrin (2007) point out that anger and its resulting issues, such as oppositional defiant disorder, are among the most common reasons adolescents and children are referred to mental health services. Anger, typically characterized as either state or trait in nature, is usually experienced along a continuum from little or no anger, to mild or moderate levels of frustration, annoyance, or irritability, to advanced levels of fury and rage (Deffenbacher, et al., 1996). Regardless of
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