Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual for Anger Management (3 CE)
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: This publication was written by Patrick M. Reilly, Ph.D., and Michael S. Shopshire, Ph.D., of the San Francisco Treatment Research Center. Sharon Hall, Ph.D., was the Treatment Research Center’s Principal Investigator. This publication was produced by JBS International, Inc., in contract with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
This course was designed for use by clinicians who work with mental health and substance abuse clients with concurrent anger problems. The course describes a 12-week cognitive behavioral anger management group treatment. The treatment model described in this course is a combined cognitive behavioral therapy approach that employs relaxation, cognitive, and communication skills interventions.
- Describe a conceptual framework and rationale for anger management treatment
- Describe how to analyze an anger episode and to identify the events and cues that indicate an escalation of anger
- Summarize how to teach group members cognitive behavioral strategies for controlling their anger
- Evaluate the application of the aggression cycle and learn how to apply progressive muscle relaxation, the A-B-C-D Model, the technique of thought-stopping, and the Conflict Resolution Model
- Gain an understanding of how interactions with parents and families influence current behaviors
- Overview of Group Anger Management Treatment
- Understanding Anger
- Helping group Members Develop a Plan for Controlling Anger
- How to Change the Cycle
- Cognitive Restructuring: The ABCD Model and Thought Stopping
- Assertiveness Training and Conflict Resolution Model
- Anger and Family 8. Conclusion
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.