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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.

  • Aggression Questionnaire | Buss, Perry | 1992
    • Scale  download  archived copy
    • Buss, A.H., & Perry, M. (1992). The Aggression Questionnaire. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 63, 452-459.
  • Clinical Anger Scale | Snell, Gum, Shuck, Mosley, Hite | 1995
    • 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
  • 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

Therapy manuals

Information handouts

Information handouts (interpersonal effectiveness)

Exercises, Worksheets & Workbooks

Self-Help Programme (Managing anger)

Self-Help Programme (Assertiveness)

  • 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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