Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual

About the Course:

This course is based on a manual that is designed for use by qualified mental health professionals who work with substance abuse and mental health clients with concurrent anger problems. The approach to treatment utilizes a detailed set of twelve 90-minute cognitive behavioral anger management group treatment sessions. The treatment model used is a combined CBT approach that employs relaxation, cognitive, and communication skills interventions. A workbook for clients is part of the treatment program.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2005 Edition


Patrick M. Reilly, Ph.D., & Michael S. Shopshire, Ph.D.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about a structured anger management treatment model for adults who are substance abusers and/or are mentally ill.. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Be able to use the program presented with appropriate client populations.

  2. Become familiar and confident with the application of session materials.

  3. Rearrange and adapt materials presented to suit your approach and clientele as deemed appropriate.

  4. Effectively evaluate outcomes of anger management training programs conducted using the model presented.

Materials for Course

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Course Number: 100896
Total Credit Hours: 5cr
Exam Fee: $34.85
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