Anger Treatment for People with Developmental Disabilities: A Theory, Evidence and Manual Based Approach
There is no prior text to guide anger treatment provision to this client group. This text presents a manual-guided cognitive-behavioural anger treatment protocol, grounded in a solid theoretical framework and empirical evidence for its efficacy in clinical practice. The assessment and treatment approach is designed to engage and motivate patients with recurrent and deep-rooted anger problems and their manifestation in serious aggressive behaviour. Accompanying the treatment protocol are a number of worksheets, handouts, and exercise sheets for clinicians and clients that can be accessed online.
1. Anger and Aggression: Conceptual Background and Historical Perspective.
2. Anger and its Dysregulation: A Guiding Framework.
3. Anger Treatment Effectiveness.
4. Emotional Problems, Aggression and Psychotherapy for People with Developmental Disabilities.
5. Anger Treatment for People with Developmental Disabilities.
6. Issues in Anger Assessment and Treatment Evaluation.
7. Development, Delivery and Maintenance of a Cognitive-Behavioural Anger Treatment Protocol for People with Developmental Disabilities.
8. Anger Treatment Protocol—Preparatory Phase.
9. Anger Treatment Protocol—Treatment Phase.
10. Therapist Training, Supervision and Process Considerations (Bruce T. Gillmer).
11. Anger Treatment for Women with Developmental Disabilities (Alison Robertson).
Raymond W. Novaco is Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, USA. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anger was pioneered by Ray Novato, for which he received the Best Contribution Award in 1978 from the International Society for research on Aggression. Funded by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mental and the Law in 1991-1993, he developed new Procedures for anger assessment for use with mentally disordered persons, which are here being extended to the developmental disability domain. he received the Distinguished Contributions to Psychology Award from the California Psychological Association in 2000. In addition to being programme consultant for the Northgate Hospital anger project, he serves as Research Consultant to The State Hospital Scotland and for many years served on the Advisory Board of Atascadero State Hospital In California.
" ... there are a great many stimulating ideas in the book for psychologists who work with non-disabled clients with anger problems ..." (Clinical Psychology Forum, March 2006)
"...comprehensive, fascinating and extremely helpful" (The British Journal of Forensic Practice, March 2006)
"The book is a valuable ready-made resource for practitioners working with people anger problems generally, as well as clinicians working with people with developmental disabilities and is highly recommended." (Forensic Update, May 2006)