Many people with intellectual disabilities have difficulty managing feelings of anger. Anger Management is a complete training package for helping people with intellectual or physical disabilities deal with anger in constructive, effective ways.
The training programme consists of 12 fully-scripted sessions dealing with topics such as recognising feelings of anger, learning to relax and think calmly, and being assertive and handling problems competently. Each session follows a standard format, including introductions, reviews of previous sessions, and explanations. Photocopiable handouts, facilitator's script and evaluation sheets are provided for each session.
Designed specifically for people with intellectual disabilities, but suitable for people with physical disabilities too, this training package provides relevant and authoritative information and exercises.
It is a tried-and-tested resource which will provide effective strategies for anger management trainers, psychologists and counsellors.
Hrepsime Gulbenkoglu is a psychologist with 22 years' experience in the physical and multiple disabilities area. She has a B.A and postgraduate qualification in Psychology from the University of Istanbul, Turkey. She as worked with children and adults with disabilities and their families in Australia and overseas providing psychological assessment, behavioural intervention and counselling services. She works as a senior clinician with the Statewide Specialist Services team with Scope (Vic.) Ltd. providing external consultancies, direct services and training. Nick Hagiliassis is a psychologist with eight years' experience in the disability field. He completed a BSc and an MPsych at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and currently works as the Discipline Specific Advisor (Psychology) with the Statewide Specialist Services team with Scope (Vic.) Ltd., and also provides direct services to children and adults with disabilities and their families. Nick's clinical and research interests are in the areas of psychological assessment and learning disabilities. Scope (Vic.) Ltd is a non-profit organisation providing disability services throughout Melbourne and Victoria, Australia, to over thousands of children and adults with physical and multiple disabilities. Many more people make use of Scope's information, support and assessment services.
Introduction to the anger management package. Session 1. Introduction to Anger Management (1). Session 2. Introduction to Anger Management (2). Session 3. Learning about feelings and anger. Session 4. Learning about helpful and unhelpful ways. Session 5. Learning to relax (1). Session 6. Learning to relax (2). Session 7. Learning to think calmly (1). Session 8. Learning to think calmly (2). Session 9. Learning to think calmly (3). Session 10. Learning to handle problems. Session 11. Learning to speak up for ourselves. Session 12. Putting it all together.