The purpose of this manual is to provide a series of session plans to assist the therapist in leading a course of anger management treatment with individuals who have cognitive impairment. The technique of anger management has become a widely used intervention in a variety of forensic, general mental health and non-clinical settings. The development of this manual reflects both experience gained in clinical practice, including feedback from clients and the influences of occupational therapy and psychology collegues.
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Adapting the existing treatment to suit clients with cognitive impairment
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acquired brain injury ADDITIONAL SESSION allow anger arousal anger control anger thermometer anger triggers angry person Appendix arousal levels arousal reduction techniques assertion training behaviour biofeedback body Brainstorm calming breaths chair Check homework clients cognitive behaviour therapy cognitive impairment cognitive restructuring cognitive therapy coping card deep breaths delivery diaries Discuss emotional awareness encourage example feedback feel angry Feindler and Ecton group members H O'Neill important incidents increased individual basis individual's learning disability levels of arousal listen Look Managing Anger manual Meichenbaum methods necessary Novaco OTSAR patterns of anger physiological arousal potential practice problem prompt provocation Recap recording Relaxation/arousal reduction Remember reported response role-play self-harm self-instruction self-monitoring self-report self-statements semi-structured interview sequence SESSION Welcome Check setting skill-building social skills stage step stress inoculation tense and relaxed tension therapeutic relationship therapist Therapist's notes therapy things thought stopping warning signs wind-up thoughts worksheet