RETHINK Curriculum

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About This Program

Target Population: Adults having difficulty managing anger; program has also been used with young children with language skills through teenagers

Brief Description

The book, Creative Anger: Putting that Powerful Emotion to Good Use and the RETHINK workbooks provide seven skills to help each person learn to manage their anger and use this powerful emotion to build good, loving, and productive relationships. The program follows this premise: “Anger, hardwired into our brains for protection, is the more misunderstood emotion. It contains a paradox. Anger out of control destroys, yet anger, when understood and controlled, is a constructive force and can be used for creativity, change, and growth.”

Program Goals:

The goals of the RETHINK Curriculum are:

  • Help the participant:
    • Learn to recognize when he/she is angry
    • Learn the seven RETHINK skills to manage anger
    • Learn how to reframe thinking toward a constructive end
    • Learn how to put each of these skills into practice

Contact Information

Suzanne Stutman, MSW, MA, BCD
Phone: (202) 364-0402

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