This must book for practicing professionals consists of seven clearly written, practical guides to the understanding, treatment and management of clients’ anger. The authors have even devoted a chapter to aid the therapist in dealing with his/her anger, a frequent occurrence when working in this difficult area. The first section consists of four chapters dealing with basics: Anger, The Anger Episode Model, Assessment and Diagnosis, and an overview of the Anger Management Program. These chapters, unlike some practical presentations, presents issues with both experiential and research support with a strong sense of history as well. In section two, three chapters deal with preparing the client for change. This is followed in section three with five chapters dealing with the process of change, including physical arousal, skills building, and new ways of problem solving. This is really the heart of the work and is presented with excellent examples and concrete steps for the therapist. Chapters 13-15 work with the necessary cognitive component for anger management without which treatment may never reach completion. The final three chapters address relapse prevention, the therapist’s anger, and finally, a sample treatment program.
This course is based on the book, Anger Management: The Complete Treatment Guidebook for Practitioners created by Howard Kassinove, Ph.D., and Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D.
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Howard Kassinove, Ph.D., and Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D.
Dr. Kassinove received his Ph.D. in Behavior Research Psychology from Adelphi University in 1970. He has since been awarded Diplomat status in Clinical Psychology (1976) and in Behavior Therapy (1988). Dr. Kassinove is the editor of the 1995 text Anger Disorders: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment. He has also published over 50 journal articles. Dr. Kassinove has given lectures literally around the world, on 5 continents, on the topic of anger, anger disorders, and their treatment.</p><p>
Dr. Tafrate is a clinical psychologist and a fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute. He is an Associate Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Central Connecticut State University. In 1997, Dr. Tafrate co-authored with Dr. Albert Ellis the self-help book, How to Control Your Anger Before it Controls You. 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.
Howard Kassinove, Ph.D., and Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about how to help clients management anger. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Participants will learn to conceptualize client anger reactions in terms of an anger episode model
Participants will learn to apply techniques to manage personal anger reactions which emerge in response to difficult client behaviors
Participants will become familiar with a comprehensive menu of treatment strategies to use with clients who present with disruptive anger problems
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