Counseling & Assessment

The MSAI has been used primarily in core research that aimed to develop a better understanding of the effects of school anger experiences on adolescents. Ultimately, our interest is that the MSAI support the work of school-baed mental health professionals. It can do this as a measures that can be used as prat of the assessment of social-emotional status of a student. This could be in the context of a comprehensive assessment related to a cilld with special needs, as part of an individual/group counseling services, and finally as part of an evaluation of school-based anger management program. 

Please refer to the attached book chapter that provides a comprehensive overview of best practices in school-based anger assessment.

Smith, D. C., Furlong, M. J., Boman, P., & Gonzalez, V. (2012).  Using self-report anger assessments in school settings. In S. R. Jimerson, A. B. Nickerson, M. J. Mayer, & M. J. Furlong (Eds.), The handbook of school violence and school safety: International research and practice (pp. 273–288). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis. 

Feindler, Larson, and Waterman all offer research informed options for school-based anger management services

  • Feindler, E. L., & Engel, E. C. (2011). Assessment and intervention for adolescents with anger and aggression difficulties in school settings. Psychology in the Schools, 48, 243–253. doi:10.1002/pits.20550
  • Larson, J. (2005). Think First: Addressing aggressive behavior in secondary schools. New York, NY: Guilford.
  • Waterman, J., & Walker, E. (2009). Helping at-risk students: A group counseling approach for grades 6-9 (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Guilford.


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