ERIC Number: ED380735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct-12
Anger Management in the Workplace.
Yazak, Daniel L.
This presentation offered counselors and therapists an opportunity to comment on the invisible aspects of anger in the workplace. An argument is made that anxiety is a foundational construct that supports rage, violence, and anger. An audience of 35 participants were asked to describe the one situation that best illustrated the most anger observed in a consumer. Participants were also asked to relate an example of the most extreme example of violence in the workplace. Violence was defined as an expression of anxiety and anger that had a specific target. Responses indicated that most providers encountered violence early in their professional careers. A literature review of findings in anger management is offered along with commentaries on play therapy and role play. Some examples of how counselors can address and actively manage anger in their agencies are given and numerous anecdotes of the consequences of pent-up anger are also related. Contains 19 references. (RJM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Montana Association of Rehabilitation (October 1994, Butte, MT).