Anger Managment Treatment

ANGER MANAGEMENT

PURPOSE:
This program is designed to help those clients, both voluntary and involuntary, who need to understand and cope with anger in more productive ways.  The goal of the treatment in our 12 week and 24 week programs is to therapeutically confront the attitudes, beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors which support the client’s destructive behavior.  The material presented will also teach specific skills that promote adaptive strategies with no adverse consequences.  Treatment modality consists of lecture, discussion, videos and role-playing to help the clients integrate cognitive-behavioral concepts.  This research based program utilizes up-to-date strategies developed by Aaron and Judith Beck, Albert Ellis, William Glasser, and David Barlow.  The SAMSHA workbook is included.

TOPICS/SKILLS:
Identify the different types of anger.  
Identify positive and negative uses for anger.
Effective and assertive communication skills.
Learning to identify defensiveness.
Developing an individualized step-by-step anger management plan.
Power and control as they relate to anger.
Active listening.
Conflict Resolution
Beliefs-objectification and stereotypes
Rules for constructive arguments

STRUCTURE AND FORMAT:
This is a 12 or 24 week program and each class combines state-of the-art information with experiential and written exercises designed to enhance skill development and reinforce learning.