Anger Management Group Treatment Model

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About This Program

Target Population: Adults with difficulty managing their anger including those who are substance users, have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or have mental health problems

Brief Description

The Anger Management Group Treatment Model is a combined cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approach that employs relaxation, cognitive, and communication skills interventions. Participants draw on these different interventions to develop individualized anger control plans. Key components of the anger management treatment are monitoring anger through the use of cues and developing cognitive-behavioral strategies in the form of anger control plans.

Program Goals:

The goals of the Anger Management Group Treatment Model are:

  • Decrease anger
  • Decrease aggression

Contact Information

Patrick Reilly, PhD
Title: Director, Mental Health
Agency/Affiliation: Santa Rosa VA
Phone: (707) 569-2362

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2011

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: May 2011