Anger Management the Complete Treatment Guidebook for Practitioners

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About This Program

Target Population: Adults with anger regulation problems; program has also been used with adolescents

Brief Description

Given the developing knowledge in the anger treatment area, the wide variability of client characteristics and the varied settings in which anger treatment is delivered the Anger Management the Complete Treatment Guidebook for Practitioners program is organized according to a flexible menu-based approach. The treatment program has four stages: engagement and preparation, use of specific change strategies, learning to accept difficult life situations, and maintaining change and enhancing happiness.


Program Goals:

The goals of the Anger Management the Complete Treatment Guidebook for Practitioners program are:

  • Reduce reactivity to typical anger triggers experienced by clients
  • Reduce negative expressions of anger including aggression and verbally abusive comments
  • Foster increases in constructive problem solving and assertive communications
  • Achieve decreases in intensity (physical activation), frequency, and duration of anger episodes

Contact Information

Raymond Chip Tafrate, PhD
Agency/Affiliation: Central Connecticut State University
Email:
Phone: (860) 832-3147

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: February 2018

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: May 2011