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Anger Management CBT Worksheets

Anger management exercises are an essential part of a clinicians toolbox when dealing with individuals who struggle with the uncontrollability of their anger. These CBT anger management worksheets have been designed to enable your clients to understand anger, record and evaluate their angry thoughts, act assertively, or forgive those that have angered them. There are also information handouts on techniques to help your clients process and manage their anger and respond differently to anger-provoking situations.

  • Dahlberg LL, Toal SB, Swahn M, Behrens CB. (2005) Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes, Behaviors, and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools, 2nd ed., Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. download archived copy

  • Clinical Anger Scale download archived copy
    • Snell, W. E., Jr., Gum, S., Shuck, R. L., Mosley, J. A., & Hite, T. L.. (1995).  The Clinical Anger Scale: Preliminary reliability and validity. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 51, 215-226
  • Novaco Anger Scale and Provocation Inventory (NAS-PI) link
  • State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory 2 (STAXI 2) link

Therapy manuals and guides

  • Getting along & keeping cool: A group treatment programme for aggression control  download  archived copy
  • Anger management for substance abuse and mental health clients  download  archived copy
  • How to trick ‘angry’: Narrative therapy for people with an intellectual disability  download  archived copy
  • Working with anger – some powerful practical tips – Russ Harris  download  archived copy

Information handouts

Information handouts (interpersonal effectiveness)

Exercises, Worksheets & Workbooks

Self-Help Programme (Managing anger)

Self-Help Programme (Assertiveness)

  • What is assertiveness? download
  • How to recognise assertive behaviour download
  • How to think more assertively download
  • How to behave more assertively download
  • Reducing physical tension download
  • How to say “no” assertively download
  • How to deal assertively with criticism download
  • How to deal with disappointment assertively download
  • How to give and receive compliments assertively download
  • Putting it all together download
  • Anger management and coping skills – Dixie Eastridge download  archived copy
  • Russell Kolts: Anger, Compassion, and What It Means To Be Strong
  • Day, A., Howells, K., Mohr, P., Schall, E., & Gerace, A. (2008). The development of CBT programmes for anger: The role of interventions to promote perspective-taking skills. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy36(3), 299-312. download  archived copy
  • Deffenbacher, J. L. (2011). Cognitive-behavioral conceptualization and treatment of anger. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 18(2), 212-221. archived copy
  • Henwood, K. S., Chou, S., & Browne, K. D. (2015). A systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of CBT informed anger management. Aggression and violent behavior25, 280-292. download  archived copy
  • Mackintosh, M. A., Morland, L. A., Frueh, B. C., Greene, C. J., & Rosen, C. S. (2014). Peeking into the black box: mechanisms of action for anger management treatment. Journal of anxiety disorders28(7), 687-695. download  archived copy
  • Novaco, R. W. (1976). The functions and regulation of the arousal of anger. American Journal of Psychiatry133(10), 1124-1128. download archived copy
  • Novaco, R. W. (1977). Stress inoculation: A cognitive therapy for anger and its application to a case of depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology45(4), 600. download archived copy

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