Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual (pdf) by Patrick M. Reilly, Ph.D. Michael S. Shopshire, Ph.D.
Substance use and abuse often coexist with anger and violence. Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, for example, indicated that 40 percent of frequent cocaine users reported engaging in some form of violent behavior.
Anger and violence often can have a causal role in the initiation of drug and alcohol use and can also be a consequence associated with substance abuse. Individuals who experience traumatic events, for example, often experience anger and act violently. as well as abuse drugs or alcohol.
Clinicians often see how anger and violence and substance use are linked. Many substance abuse and mental health clients are victims of traumatic life events, which, in turn, lead to substance use. anger, and violence.
Despite the connection of anger and violence to substance abuse, few treatments have been developed to address anger and violence problems among people who abuse substances. Clinicians have found the dearth of treatment approaches for this important issue disheartening.
To provide clinicians with tools to help deal with this important issue, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is pleased to present Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual and its companion book Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: Participant Workbook.
The anger management treatment design in this manual, which has been delivered to hundreds of clients over the past 8 years, has been popular with both clinicians and clients. This treatment design can be used in a variety of clinical settings and will be beneficial to the field.
How To Use This Manual
- Session 1 Overview of Group Anger Management Treatment
- Session 2 Events and Cues: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Anger
- Session 3 Anger Control Plans: Helping Group Members Develop a Plan for Controlling Anger
- Session 4 The Aggression Cycle: How To Change the Cycle
- Session 5 Cognitive Restructuring: The A-B-C-D Model and Thought Stopping
Session 6 Review Session #1: Reinforcing Learned Concepts
- Sessions 7 & 8 Assertiveness Training and the Conflict Resolution Model:
Alternatives for Expressing Anger
- Sessions 9 & 10 Anger and the Family: How Past Learning Can Influence Present Behavior
- Session 11 Review Session #2: Reinforcing Learned Concepts
- Session 12 Closing and Graduation: Closing Exercise and Awarding of Certificates
Appendix: Authors’ Acknowledgments
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