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Anger Management: The Complete Treatment Guidebook for Practitioners

by Howard Kassinove and Raymond Chip Tafrate Impact Publishers
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Pbk 306 pages
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The field of anger management is cluttered with fiction, myth, and wishful thinking. Here at last is a research-based and empirically validated “anger episode model.” Kassinove and Tafrate offer a comprehensive program that can be implemented almost immediately; they clearly spell out how to help clients understand, manage, and prevent unhealthy anger. Features training procedures and guidelines for assessment, understanding, awareness, motivation, and relapse prevention.

Contents: Introduction / Section 1 - The Basics Chapter 1 - Anger Chapter 2 - The Anger Episode Model Chapter 3 - Assessment and Diagnosis Chapter 4 - Overview of the Anger Management Program Section 2 - Preparing for Change Chapter 5 - Assessing and Increasing Motivation Chapter 6 - Developing a Strong Therapeutic Alliance Chapter 7 - Increasing Awareness of Anger Section 3 - Changing Chapter 8 - Avoidance and Escape Chapter 9 - Managing Physical Arousal Chapter 10 - Building Life Skills Chapter 11 - Social Problem Solving Chapter 12 - Exposure Section 4 - Accepting, Adapting, and Adjusting Chapter 13 - Fostering Cognitive Change I: Seeing the world realistically Chapter 14 - Fostering Cognitive Change II: Building a more flexible philosophy Chapter 15 - Forgiveness Section 5 - Maintaining Change Chapter 16 - Relapse Prevention Section 6 - Working On Our Own Anger Chapter 17 - Anger Reduction for Practitioners

“One of the most difficult problems for therapists to tackle is a patient's anger. The angry client, in addition to requiring help, often elicits feelings of resentment and hopelessness in the clinician, further contributing to the difficulty in treating these individuals. Now we can have hope, becauseAnger Management: The Complete Treatment Guidebook for Practitioners will help the clinician as much as it will help the patient....This is a highly practical book, with many powerful clinical interventions, written by two leading experts on anger who show great clinical sensitivity. I highly recommend this thought-provoking and very useful book.”
- Robert L. Leahy, PhD, Director, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, New York, NY 10022, Editor, Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, President-Elect, International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical College, New York Hospital

“...this guidebook describes useful multimodal and comprehensive approaches for teaching clients and others how to reduce and manage anger. Remarkably well done and very worthwhile reading.”
- Albert Ellis, PhD, Albert Ellis Institute, New York City

“This is an absolutely great practitioners' book by two well-known scholars in the field of anger management....They have written what is probably the definitive therapist book on anger control....I recommend this book highly for all therapists who deal with anger management -- their own or their clients'. In the end, that really includes almost everyone!”
- E. Thomas Dowd, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology, Kent State University, President, American Board of Behavioral Psychology.

“A well-written guidebook which can be utilized by the novice to the most experienced clinician. The authors nicely integrate theory into clinical practice which can be used with diverse clinical populations.”
- Ann Marie Kopeck, LCSW, BCD, CAC

“This is a must book for the practitioner aiming to expand one's practice to anger -- the modern day disorder of major proportions. The book is an excellent source of practical knowledge for conducting assessments and designing workable intervention programs. The step-by-step approach overlooks nothing as it comprehensively addresses how to help people gain control over this emotion -- from increasing motivation, to developing self-control strategies, to adjusting to aversive realities, to relapse prevention. This program does it all.”
- Richard Suinn, PhD, ABPP, Emeritus Professor, Colorado State University, Past President, American Psychological Association
Howard Kassinove, Ph.D., ABPP, a board certified clinical psychologist, is Chairperson of the Psychology Department at Hofstra University and is a past Director of their Ph.D. Program in Clinical & School Psychology. Dr. Kassinove is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Albert Ellis Institute, and the Behavior Therapy and Research Society. In addition to 60+ published papers, in 1995 he edited Anger Disorders: Definition, Diagnosis and Treatment. He has lectured widely in the United States, Europe, and Asia.       


Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Central Connecticut State University. As a clinical psychologist, his work has focused on disorders commonly found in criminal justice settings. 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.