Handbook of Anger Management: Individual, Couple, Family, and Group Approaches / Edition 1

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The Handbook of Anger Management provides therapists and counselors with a comprehensive review of anger and aggression management techniques, presenting specific guidelines to a number of immediately useful methods. It offers straightforward solutions to the complicated problem of anger, detailing core treatment options and intervention methods that meet the needs of individual clients, couples, families, and groups.
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What People Are Saying

Matthew Mckay
THIS IS THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE CLINICIANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. . . . Lays out the issues and step-by-step interventions for treating angry children, angry families (with and without physical violence), and angry adults (including anger-out and anger-in formulations). This book makes an exceptional contribution by describing both individual and group treatment approaches as well as tracing the relationship between anger and the traumatized brain. . . . INDISPENSABLE FOR ANY THERAPIST WHO WORKS WITH ANGRY CLIENTS.
PhD, Co-author of The Anger Workbook
Charles D. Spielberger
This handbook PROVIDES EXCEPTIONALLY VALUABLE INFORMATION THAT WILL GREATLY ASSIST PSYCHOTHERAPISTS AND COUNSELORS in helping their patients and clients deal with anger-related problems. It begins with a detailed discussion of the nature of anger and provides detailed information on the psychological assessment of anger, hostility, and related constructs. The information on anger assessment focuses on developing interventions and specific treatment plans that will help anger management counselors work more effectively with their clients. The book's examination of the pros and cons of individual versus group counseling approaches, couples counseling, and treating angry children, adolescents, and families also provides excellent guidance for effective treatment. The chapters on how people develop patterns of resentment and hatred, and on the role of forgiveness and an antidote for anger are especially informative.
PhD, ABPP, Distinguished Research Professor and Director, Center for Research in Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology, University of South Florida
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789024558
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/9/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 294
  • Sales rank: 844,036
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Definitions and Basic Approach
An Introduction to the Contents of This Book

Chapter 1. Assessment for Anger, Aggression, and Domestic Abuse
The Anger/Aggression Intake Questionnaire
The State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory
The Anger Styles Questionnaire
Anger Assessment As a Bridge to Treatment
Anger Differential Diagnosis Typology
Domestic Aggression Typology
Adult Psychological Diagnoses and Conditions Associated with Anger and
Aggression Problems
Anger, Alcoholism, and Addiction
Case Study: Assessment of a Chronically Angry Client with Multiple Problems

Chapter 2. Intervention Approaches in Anger Management
Introduction: Intervention Philosophies and Approaches
Behavioral Approach: Introducing Clients to an Objective Change Focus
Cognitive Aspects of Anger Management
Affective Anger Management Approaches
Existential/Spiritual Anger Management Approaches
Case Study: A Woman Who Is Angry at the Universe

Chapter 3. Group and Individual Approaches to Anger and Aggression
The General Value of Therapeutic Group Work
Educational/Therapeutic Group Work with Angry and Aggressive Clients
Individualized Anger and Aggression Management Counseling: An Alternative
to Group Work
Case Study: A Man Who Benefited from Both Group and Individual Counseling

Chapter 4. Attachment Theory, Domestic Violence, Jealousy, and Couples
Models of Child Attachment and Adult Attachment
Anger, Abusiveness, and Attachment Styles
Romantic Jealousy and Attachment
Adults with Attachment Concerns: General Therapeutic Considerations
Identifying and Treating Anger Patterns and Losses in Close Relationships
Based on Attachment Styles
Couples Counseling from an Attachment Perspective with Physically Violent
Case Study: Couples Therapy with a Mutually Violent Couple

Chapter 5. Working with Angry Children, Adolescents, and Families
Child and Adolescent Susceptibility to Anger Control Problems
Selected Treatment Suggestions with Angry Children and Adolescents
Characteristics of Angry Families
Working with Angry Families
Case Study: Treating an Angry Family

Chapter 6. Resentment, Hate, Forgiveness, and Self-Forgiveness
The Development of Resentment and Hate
Forgiveness As One Way to Diminish Resentment and Hate
Case Study: A Study in Forgiveness

Chapter 7. Anger Turned Inward
Identifying Anger-Turned-Inward Patterns of Behavior
Therapeutic Concepts, Guidelines, Interventions, and Exercises for Treating
Anger Turned Inward
Self-Damaging Patterns and Their Treatment
Case Study: The Lady Who Quit Smiling

Chapter 8. The Emotional Brain: Anger, Fear, and Therapy
What Are Emotions? Why Do We Have Them?
The Stressed and Traumatized Brain: Fear and Anger
The Anger and Aggression Connection with the Stressed Brain
Therapy for Angry and Aggressive Behavior
Case Study: A Dissociative Client Learns to Stay Conscious When Angry

Appendix A. Anger Assessment Forms
Anger/Aggression Intake Questionnaire
Anger Styles Questionnaire
Treatment Planning Form
Anger Turned Inward Quiz

Appendix B. Anger Management Reading Assignments

Twelve-Week Anger Management Program for Minimally or Moderately Physically
Aggressive Individuals

Twelve-Week Anger Management Program for Severely Physically Aggressive

Twelve-Week Anger Management Program for Men Who Commit Acts of Physical
Domestic Abuse


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