Anger Management: The Complete Treatment Guidebook for Practitioners available in Paperback
The field of anger management is cluttered with fiction, myth, and wishful thinking. Here at last is a research-based and empirically validated “anger episode model.” Kassinove and Tafrate offer a comprehensive program that can be implemented almost immediately; they clearly spell out how to help clients understand, manage, and prevent unhealthy anger. Features training procedures and guidelines for assessment, understanding, awareness, motivation, and relapse prevention.
About the Author
Howard Kassinove, Ph.D., ABPP, a board certified clinical psychologist, is chairperson of the Psychology Department at Hofstra University and is a past director of their Ph.D. Program in Clinical & School Psychology. Dr. Kassinove is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Albert Ellis Institute, and the Behavior Therapy and Research Society. In addition to 60+ published papers, in 1995 he edited ANGER DISORDERS: DEFINITION, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT. He has lectured widely in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Raymond Chip Tafrate, PhD is an associate professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Central Connecticut State University. As a clinical psychologist, his work has focused on disorders commonly found in criminal justice settings. His research on the nature and treatment of anger has been published in scientific journals and books for practitioners, and has been presented at conferences throughout the United States and abroad.
What People are Saying About This
This is a must book for the practitioner aiming to expand one's practice to anger -- the modern day disorder of major proportions. The book is an excellent source of practical knowledge for conducting assessments and designing workable intervention programs. The step-by-step approach overlooks nothing as it comprehensively addresses how to help people gain control over this emotion -- from increasing motivation, to developing self-control strategies, to adjusting to aversive realities, to relapse prevention. This program does it all.
One of the most difficult problems for therapists to tackle is a patient's anger. The angry client, in addition to requiring help, often elicits feelings of resentment and hopelessness in the clinician, further contributing to the difficulty in treating these individuals. Now we can have hope, because Anger Management: The Complete Treatment Guidebook For Practitioners will help the clinician as much as it will help the patient....This is a highly practical book, with many powerful clinical interventions, written by two leading experts on anger who show great clinical sensitivity. I highly recommend this thought-provoking and very useful book.