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Helping Schoolchildren Cope with Anger, Second Edition: A Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention / Edition 2

Helping Schoolchildren Cope with Anger, Second Edition: A Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention / Edition 2

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This invaluable guide presents all of the information and clinical tools needed to implement the Anger Coping Program, an empirically supported intervention for students in grades 3–6. Practitioners are taken step by step through setting up treatment groups, teaching vital skills for reducing aggression and disruptive behavior, and building strong partnerships with teachers and parents. Many practical suggestions are provided for adapting the program to different settings and optimizing student outcomes. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the book includes reproducible handouts, forms, and parent letters (in English and Spanish).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606239735
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 10/19/2010
Edition description: Second Edition, (Lay-Flat Paperback)
Pages: 222
Sales rank: 1,250,821
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 13 Years

About the Author

Jim Larson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the School Psychology Program at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. He is also a member of the Scientific Board of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment, headquartered in Miami, Florida. Formerly a school psychologist with the Milwaukee Public Schools and the lead psychologist in the school system’s Violence Prevention Program, Dr. Larson’s major research interests are the treatment of anger and aggression in children and youth and programming for the prevention of school violence.
John E. Lochman, PhD, ABPP, is Saxon Professor Emeritus in Psychology, Interim Director of the Alabama Life Research Institute, and Director Emeritus of the Center for Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems at the University of Alabama. He is also Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University Medical Center. A clinical psychologist, Dr. Lochman has authored more than 400 scientific articles, chapters, and books on the causes and consequences of highly aggressive behavior in childhood, and on the effects of intervention for this behavior. His current focus is research on dissemination, implementation, and adaptation of interventions. Dr. Lochman has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology and is a former President of the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (Division 37 of the American Psychological Association) and the American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Career Award from the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53 of the American Psychological Association).

Table of Contents

1. The Development of Aggression
2. The Empirical Foundation for a Developmental Model of Aggressive Children’s Social-Cognitive and Emotional Difficulties
3. The Role of Anger Management Training in a Comprehensive School Program of Positive Behavioral Supports
4. Getting Started with the Anger Coping Program: Group Leaders, Screening, and Identification
5. Generalization and the Role of the Classroom Teacher
6. Preparing for the First Meeting: Procedures to Implement and Pitfalls to Avoid
7. Outcome Research Results for the Anger Coping Program and the Coping Power Program
8. The Anger Coping Program Manual
9. Considerations When Treating Girls and Treating Children from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds
10. Possible Negative Group Effects and Alternative Use as an Individual Format
11. Case Example
12. Frequently Asked Questions
13. Afterword
A. Anger Coping Program Teacher Nomination Form
B. Anger Coping Program Teacher Screening Scale
C. Classroom Goals Interview
D. Anger Coping Agreement
E. Anger Coping Program Classroom Generalization Inservice Guide
F. My Goal Sheet
G. Goal Attainment Scaling Form
H. Sample Parental Consent Letter
I. Anger Coping Program Initial Checklist
J. Hassle Log
K. Anger Coping Program Parent Letters
L. Sample Parental Consent Letter and Anger Coping Program Parent Letters—Spanish Versions
M. Anger Coping Program Classroom Progress Monitoring Report (CPMR)
N. Anger Coping Program Intervention Integrity Checklists
O. Stimulus Pictures
Recommended Further Reading



School psychologists, counselors, and social workers working in grades 3–6; clinical child psychologists and child psychiatrists; graduate students in these areas. May serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.

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