Anger Management: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach > Chapter 7 - Review Session

Reinforcing Learned Concepts

Session 6

Instructions to Group Leaders

In this session, you will review and summarize the basic concepts of anger management presented thus far. Special attention should be given to clarifying and reinforcing concepts (i.e., the anger meter, cues to anger, anger control plans, the aggression cycle, and cognitive restructuring). Provide encouragement and support for efforts to develop anger control plans and to balance cognitive, behavioral, immediate, and preventive strategies

Outline of Session 6

  • Instructions to Group Leaders
  • Check-In Procedure
  • Suggested Remarks
  • Review of Learned Concepts
  • Homework Assignment

Check-In Procedure

Ask group members to report the highest level of anger they reached on the anger meter during the past week. Make sure they reserve 10 for situations where they lost control of their anger and experienced negative consequences. Ask them to describe the anger-provoking event that led to their highest level of anger. Help them identify the cues that occurred in response to the anger-provoking event and help them classify these cues into the four cue categories. Include, as part of the Check-In Procedure, a followup of the homework assignment from last week’s session. Ask group members to report on their use of the A-B-C-D Model during the past week and to provide a brief update on the ongoing development of their anger control plans.

Suggested Remarks

(Use the following blocked or put this in your own words.)

This session will serve as a review session for the anger management material we have covered thus far. We will review each concept and clarify any questions that you may have. Discussion is encouraged during this review, and you will be asked to describe your understanding of the anger management concepts.

Homework Assignment

Have group members refer to the participant workbook. Ask them to monitor and record their highest level of anger on the anger meter during the coming week. Ask them to identify the event that made them angry, the cues that were associated with the anger-provoking event, and the strategies they used to manage their anger in response to the event. Remind them to continue to develop their anger control plans.

Anger Management: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach > Chapter 7 - Review Session
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