ERIC Number: ED334510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
A Programme for Anger Management with Teenagers. Third Edition.
Grant, Neil; Findlay, Hazel
This book describes a program of anger management for teenagers. Chapter 1 describes the OK Line, a strategy based on Rational Emotive Therapy (RET). The important concept in RET is: the way one thinks affects the way one feel, which affects what one does. If one is feeling angry and one's behavior is violent, then it becomes necessary to reprogram the way one thinks. The OK Line is a group activity designed to take place in eight stages using group support and group evaluation. Chapter 2 discusses the concept of anger management. Two main sources of anger, unresolved grief (loss) and learned behavior, are analyzed. Chapter 3 provides information for getting a group started. Chapter 4 contains a set of resources for those who find it difficult to use the OK Line. Included in this chapter are ideas for using an anger chart to recognize the signs of anger, keeping an anger journal, and other anger management techniques. Chapter 5 describes a self-management program and provides information about conflict resolution and constructing a support network, as well as role play exercises to help the student ask for support. Additional resources for conducting groups are included in appendices. (LLL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anger, Coping, Foreign Countries, Group Counseling, Rational Emotive Therapy, Secondary Education
Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, Box 37-438, Parnell Rd., Auckland, New Zealand ($12.00NZ each).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, Parnell, Auckland.
Identifiers: New Zealand; Self Management