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General intent of the anger management program is to increase the clients responsibility for their own emotions and subsequent reactions to those emotions.  To provide skills in the core components of anger management including: rational thinking, physical responses, and behavior responses. Skills to increase the clients ability to react to conflict in an assertive manner rather than aggressive one.  Skills to equip the client with healthy interventions to stress. To develop effective communication skills. Anger problems may be part of a more general heightened emotional response in some offender populations (Howells, Day, & Wright, 2004).

In addition to its links with dysfunctional behavior, anger management appears to assist our clients to acquire the necessary skills to manage their anger in a productive manner, to enrich their lives and to enhance their personal and professional relationships. While we cannot eliminate anger, we can only learn to express anger in ways which are acceptable to society and not destructive to our client or their loved ones. Anger is a secondary human emotion used to express negative feelings, fear, rage, unhappiness, helplessness, etc.  Individuals use their anger to control/influence others. Anger is a learned response individuals can unlearn these inappropriate responses and recondition themselves to learn new behaviors to express our anger. Anger management involves reprogramming our response(s) to frustration, fear, stress and feelings of helplessness. Our anger management classes are court approved and fulfill all court mandated obligations.

RECOGNITION OF THE FEELING

Everyone has their own bodily signals by understanding the aggression cycle and exploring events and cues of experienced anger.

OWNERSHIP OF THE FEELING-ACKNOWLEDGING

The anger is yours.  The other person may have said or done something that punched your anger button, but the button is yours and so are the feelings it triggers. Managing anger with anger control plans, cognitive restructuring and reinforced learned concepts. 

EXPERIENCING AND EXPERESSING THE FEELING

First and foremost DON'T HIDE IT.  Anger demands expression.  If you have recognized what anger meant to you, understood that it is your feeling, then you will have a choice of when, where and how you may express it.  This can be accomplished with the previous skills along with understanding anger and the family and developing conflict resolution skills. 

Anger Management:

Best Practice

Titles and References Enclosed:

Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients, A Cognitive Behavioral Manual, Patrick M. Reilly, Ph.D., Michael S. Shopshire, Ph.D.

 

The Anger Workbook for Women, Laura J. Petracek, Ph.D., LCSW

 

CEAMP Colorado Extended Anger Management Program, Oliver J. Gysin, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, Coordinator Colorado Department of Corrections, etc.

Friday’s from 5:30-7:00 pm

The intake/assessment (includes level assessment) is $ 65.00

  • Each class is $ 25.00
  • Individual counseling sessions range from $ 50.00 to $ 125.00, depending on income *

* Please ask us about reduced-cost services for indigent and low-income clients.

Services are available on a voluntary basis as well as for clients on bond.

 

 

 

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