There are 9 interrelated aspects of effective anger management. The main therapeutic models from which elements are drawn to create this module are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach.
Most practice aspects are designed to be applied with individuals but can also be applied by practitioners working with young people in groups.
The interventions identified should be tailored to suit each young person’s unique needs and circumstances and do not need to be conducted sequentially. Some of the suggested interventions require basic literacy skills. The practitioner should involve the young person in determining which strategies work best for them. The young person should feel they are in a position to opt in rather than opt out.
Each young person should be encouraged observe how they deal with anger without negative self-judgment.