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

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 279 pages
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Get the most from your ability to work with clients suffering the effects of chronic anger

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. Clinical psychotherapist Ronald T. Potter-Efron, Director of the Anger Management Center At First Things First, LTD, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 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. This practical guidebook examines rage, aggression, hostility, resentment, hatred, anger avoidance, and chronic anger and includes fact-based case studies that illustrate effective theory and practice.

The Handbook of Anger Management guides therapists through the process of assessing anger in their clients, determining the reasons for--and the consequences of--anger and aggression. The book examines individual and group modalities, using behavioral, cognitive, affective, and existential/spiritual treatment approaches to define anger and anger problems and how they relate to social learning, to examine the relationship between anger and aggression and between anger and domestic violence, and to address the concept of "healthy anger."

The Handbook of Anger Management examines:
  • four major intervention areas that can help lessen anger
  • the pros and cons of group versus individual counseling
  • treating angry children, adolescents, and families
  • how patterns of resentment and hatred are developed
  • self-forgiveness
  • five damaging aspects of anger turned inward
  • the neurological aspects of anger
  • and much more
The Handbook of Anger Management is an essential guidebook for psychologists, social workers, anger management therapists, and domestic abuse counselors, and for academics working in mental health fields.
 

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Contents

Assessment for Anger Aggression
7
The StateTrait Anger Expression Inventory
17
Anger Assessment As a Bridge to Treatment
24
Domestic Aggression Typology
31
Anger Alcoholism and Addiction
37
Summary
44
Group and Individual Approaches to Anger
79
Individualized Anger and Aggression Management
96
Identifying and Treating Anger Patterns and Losses
133
Couples Therapy with a Mutually Violent
142
Child and Adolescent Susceptibility to Anger Control
148
Selected Treatment Suggestions with Angry Children
158
Resentment Hate Forgiveness
173
Forgiveness As One Way to Diminish Resentment
179
SelfForgiveness
194
Anger Turned Inward
201

A Man Who Benefited from Both Group
108
Anger Abusiveness and Attachment Styles 1 18
118
General Therapeutic
126
Anger Fear
223
The Anger and Aggression Connection with the Stressed
230
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