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1 Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients Andrew Berger, PhD Mental Health Specialist, San Francisco and Dallas Regions Janet Negley, PhD Center Mental Health Consultant, San Jose Job Corps Center

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3 What Is Anger? Anger vs. Aggression Anger vs. Hostility When anger becomes a problem?

4 SAMHSA Model For use by qualified mental health and substance abuse clinicians 12-week cognitive behavioral model 90-minute weekly group therapy meetings

5 Anger Management Participant Workbook SAMHSA website Core concepts Worksheets Homework assignments Notes for each session

6 Anger Management Manual Effectiveness Diversity of populations

7 Group Rules Group safety Confidentiality Homework assignments Absences and cancellations Timeouts

8 Myths About Anger Anger is inherited Anger automatically leads to aggression You must be aggressive to get what you want Venting anger is always desirable

9 Anger Meter A simple way to monitor your anger is to use a 1 to 10 scale called the anger meter. A score of 1 on the anger meter represents a complete lack of anger or a total state of calm, whereas 10 represents an angry and explosive loss of control that leads to negative consequences.

10 Events That Trigger Anger When you get angry, it is because you have encountered an event in your life that has provoked your anger Many times, specific events touch on sensitive areas These sensitive areas or “red flags” usually refer to long-standing issues that can easily lead to anger

11 Cues To Anger A second important way to monitor anger is to identify the cues that occur in response to the anger-provoking event These cues serve as warning signs that you have become angry and that your anger is escalating Cues can be broken down into four cue categories: physical, behavioral, emotional, and cognitive (or thought) cues

12 Weekly Check In Procedure To Monitor Anger 1.What was the highest number you reached on the anger meter during the past week? 2.What was the event that triggered your anger? 3.What cues were associated with the anger-provoking event? 4.What strategies did you use to avoid reaching a 10 on the anger meter?

13 Anger Control Plans Immediate strategies Preventative strategies

14 The Aggression Cycle Escalation Explosion Post-explosion

15 Cognitive Restructuring (ABCD) Model Activating event Beliefs about the event Emotional consequences Dispute

16 Responding To Anger Assertiveness Aggressiveness Passivity

17 Conflict Resolution Model Identifying the problem Identifying the feelings Identifying the specific impact Deciding whether to resolve the conflict Addressing and resolving the conflict

18 Anger and The Family and Culture For many of us, the interactions we had with our parents have strongly influenced our behaviors, thoughts, feelings, and attitudes as adults. With regard to anger and its expression, these feelings and behaviors were usually modeled for us by our parents or parental figures or the culture in which we grew up.

19 SAHMSA Materials SAHMSA Website Anger Management Manualhttp://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA Anger Management Workbookhttp://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA Anger Management Online Manual with Bibliographyhttp://kap.samhsa.gov/products/manuals/ pdfs/anger1.pdfhttp://kap.samhsa.gov/products/manuals/ pdfs/anger1.pdf


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