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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: This book provides a comprehensively thorough discussion of anger management and ready-to-use anger management techniques for clinicians to implement in their practices. It is well written and well designed.
Purpose: The purpose is to examine anger management and provide clinicians with not only individual treatment options but couple, family, and group therapies as well. The book is designed to look at all sides of anger and weighs the pros and cons of treatment interventions. These are worthy objectives given the fact that anger can be such a detrimental hindrance in practice and in daily life.
Audience: Intended mainly for anger management counselors, domestic violence counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals, this book will satisfy and elaborate on an all-too-commonly encountered issue in practice. The author is highly credible and brings a wealth of knowledge and strong perspectives on the subject.
Features: The book appropriately defines anger and anger management. Assessment for anger, aggression, and domestic abuse examines the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory, the Anger/Aggression Intake Questionnaire, and gives an excellent case study of assessment of a chronically angry client. All of the main facets of anger are examined and differentiations between children, adolescents, adults, and families are explored in detail. The Anger Assessment Forms and the Anger Management Reading Assignments in the appendixes are invaluable.
Assessment: This is an indispensable resource for all clinicians who have to manage and deal with anger-related issues. Definitely a must-have, must-read, must-use book for every clinician!