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ERIC Number: EJ900500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1055-3835
Emotional Skills-Building Curriculum
Pickover, Sheri
Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, v31 n1 p52-58 Oct 2010
Current anger management programs use a cognitive behavior perspective; however, research also links anger control to developmental deficits such as attachment insecurity and emotional regulation. This article previews the Emotional Skills-Building Curriculum (ESBC), a 13-week treatment program designed to treat individuals who are referred for "anger management" through the lens of a developmental deficit. The ESBC treatment program is currently in use at a no-cost mental health clinic in Detroit, Michigan. Clients receiving this treatment model are referred for domestic violence or anger management counseling through local district courts. Most clients are first-time misdemeanor offenders, although this program has also been used with some chronic offenders as well. The ESBC treatment program is currently the target of a pretest-posttest study to determine if clients demonstrate increased control, decreased anger thoughts, and increased moral and global self-esteem.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan