The Practitioner's Guide to Anger Management

ebook Customizable Interventions, Treatments, and Tools for Clients with Problem Anger

By Howard Kassinove

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From the authors of the classic self-help guide, Anger Management for Everyone, comes a comprehensive and customizable resource to help you effectively treat client anger.

Anger is a universal emotion. However, when anger becomes dysregulated or morphs into aggression, intervention is called for. Using Howard Kassinove and Raymond Tafrate's innovative and modular SMART (Selection Menu for Anger Reduction Treatment) model for treating anger, this book offers customizable treatment strategies to help you create an individualized plan tailored to your specific client and their needs.

With this powerful and evidence-based guide, you'll learn how to help clients understand and manage unhealthy anger before it becomes a problem. You'll find motivational interviewing techniques, strategies for engaging clients in therapy, and tips for incorporating different treatment methods—such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)—into your sessions.

You'll also find up-to-date information on the effects of hunger, different foods, sleep, smells, and colors on anger, as well as guidelines for assessment, case examples, dialogs, client handouts, and information on relapse prevention.

No client is the same, which is why it's so important to customize your treatment plan using the best tools available. Using the effective SMART model outlined in this professional guide, you can help your clients successfully manage their anger, regulate emotions, and live better lives.

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