Presentation on theme: "Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients"— Presentation transcript:
1 Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients Andrew Berger, PhDMental Health Specialist, San Francisco and Dallas RegionsJanet Negley, PhDCenter Mental Health Consultant, San Jose Job Corps Center
3 What Is Anger? Anger vs. Aggression Anger vs. Hostility When anger becomes a problem?
4 SAMHSA ModelFor use by qualified mental health and substance abuse clinicians12-week cognitive behavioral model90-minute weekly group therapy meetings
5 Anger Management Participant Workbook SAMHSA websiteCore conceptsWorksheetsHomework assignmentsNotes for each session
6 Anger Management Manual EffectivenessDiversity of populations
7 Group Rules Group safety Confidentiality Homework assignments Absences and cancellationsTimeouts
8 Myths About Anger Anger is inherited Anger automatically leads to aggressionYou must be aggressive to get what you wantVenting anger is always desirable
9 Anger MeterA 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 angerMany times, specific events touch on sensitive areasThese sensitive areas or “red flags” usually refer to long-standing issues that can easily lead to anger
11 Cues To AngerA second important way to monitor anger is to identify the cues that occur in response to the anger-provoking eventThese cues serve as warning signs that you have become angry and that your anger is escalatingCues can be broken down into four cue categories: physical, behavioral, emotional, and cognitive (or thought) cues
12 Weekly Check In Procedure To Monitor Anger What was the highest number you reached on the anger meter during the past week?What was the event that triggered your anger?What cues were associated with the anger-provoking event?What strategies did you use to avoid reaching a 10 on the anger meter?
13 Anger Control PlansImmediate strategiesPreventative strategies
14 The Aggression CycleEscalationExplosionPost-explosion
15 Cognitive Restructuring (ABCD) Model Activating eventBeliefs about the eventEmotional consequencesDispute
16 Responding To AngerAssertivenessAggressivenessPassivity
17 Conflict Resolution Model Identifying the problemIdentifying the feelingsIdentifying the specific impactDeciding whether to resolve the conflictAddressing 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.