Anger Management: The Complete Treatment Guidebook for Practitioners

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Impact Publishers, 2002 - Psychology - 304 pages
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.

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...a highly practical book, with many powerful clinical interventions...I highly recommend this thought-provoking and very useful book. -- Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D.
Director, American Institute for
Cognitive Therapy, New York, NY
Editor, JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY: AN INTERNATIONAL QUARTERLY absolutely great practitioners' book...I recommend this book highly for all therapists who deal with anger management... -- E. Thomas Dowd, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor of Psychology, Kent State University
President, American Board of Behavioral Psychology
...multimodal and comprehensive approaches for teaching to reduce and manage anger. Remarkably well done...very worthwhile reading. -- Albert Ellis, Ph.D.
Albert Ellis Institute, New York City
A well-written guidebook...The authors nicely integrate theory into clinical practice which can be used with diverse clinical populations. -- Ann Marie Kopeck, LCSW, BCB, CAC
The step-by-step approach overlooks nothing as it comprehensively addresses how to help people gain control over this emotion... -- Richard Suinn, Ph.D., ABPP
Emeritus Professor, Colorado State University
Past President, American Psychological Association


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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 lecturedwidely 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.

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