Anger Management for Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Manual
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This updated manual contains a 12-week cognitive–behavioral anger management group treatment model. The content includes specific instructions and suggested remarks for group leaders, and exercises for group members. This model will work in a variety of clinical settings, and with diverse audiences.
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- Recognize the benefits of cognitive behavior interventions for anger management, necessary conditions for treatment, and the purpose of group rules for anger management treatment.
- Differentiate anger, aggression, assertiveness, and hostility.
- Explain cues for anger and other anger monitoring techniques.
- Describe anger control plans, the aggression cycle, and cognitive restructuring as it relates to anger management, and the conflict resolution model.
- Identify ways to help clients understand how past learning influences present behavior.
How To Use This Manual
Session 1 Overview of Group Anger Management Treatment
Session 2 Events and Cues: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Anger
Session 3 Anger Control Plans: Helping Group Members Develop a Plan for Controlling Anger
Session 4 The Aggression Cycle: How To Change the Cycle
Session 5 Cognitive Restructuring: The A-B-C-D Model and Thought Stopping
Session 6 Practice Session #1: Reinforcing Learned Concepts
Sessions 7 & 8 Assertiveness Training and the Conflict Resolution Model: Alternatives for Expressing Anger
Sessions 9 & 10 Anger and the Family: How Past Learning Can Influence Present Behavior
Session 11 Practice Session #2: Reinforcing Learned Concepts
Session 12 Closing and Graduation: Closing Exercise and Awarding of Certificates
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