The authors, Anita Avedian and Ingrid Caswell, are authorized trainers and supervisors with the National Anger Management Association (NAMA), as well as Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists within California. They wrote Anger Management Essentials Teen Edition with an eye on designing a program that could be customized for every reader, focusing on the individual's primary areas of concern. Though the material in this book is most effective when facilitated by a certified anger management counselor, most of the lessons are self-explanatory and can be used as self-help exercises.
The Teen Edition has 25 worksheets and materials so that a school, or counselor, can implement anywhere from a 4-week program (selecting the 4 core worksheets) to a 26-week program with the use of this book. Key areas of focus include: Understanding and Managing Anger with the use of Cognitive Behavioral Tools; Communication and Listening Skills, Developing Healthy Relationships and Boundaries; and, Emotional Intelligence (Mistreatment or Empathy), due to the high correlation between low emotional intelligence and a high number of anger episodes. Anger Management Essentials Teen Edition is for anyone interested in managing aggressive behavior and improving relations both at home and at school, and living a more peaceful, fulfilling life.