The Practitioner’s Guide to Anger Management (eBook)
From the authors of the hugely popular self-help guide, Anger Management for Everyone, comes a comprehensive resource to help clinicians treat client anger. Using the authors’ innovative and modular SMART (Selection Menu for Anger Reduction Treatment) model for anger intervention, professionals will find motivational interviewing techniques and other effective tools for helping clients manage problem anger and live better lives.
The SMART approach to treating problem angerAs a therapist, you know that every client experiences anger in a different way. That’s why it’s so important to customize your treatment plan using the best tools available. Based on Howard Kassinove and Raymond C. Tafrate’s innovative and modular SMART (Selection Menu for Anger Reduction Treatment) model for treating anger, this groundbreaking professional’s manual offers an array of strategies to help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your client and their specific needs.With this powerful, evidence-based guide, you’ll learn how to help clients understand and manage unhealthy anger. You’ll find motivational interviewing techniques, strategies for engaging clients in therapy, and tools for incorporating different treatment methods—such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)—into your sessions. Also included is direction for case formulation and treatment planning, as well as links to downloadable handouts, worksheets, and sample scripts that can be incorporated into real-world sessions. Using the effective SMART model outlined in this book, you can help your clients gain control over anger, successfully regulate their emotions, and live better lives.Discover SMART interventions to help clients:•Identify and alter anger triggers•Enhance motivation and awareness•Overcome impulsive urges•Alter lifestyle habits•Build distress tolerance•Improve communication skills