The Anger Control Workbook offers a new and highly effective approach to anger control that gives you the tools you need to manage anger in your day-to-day life. You’ll get a deeper understanding of how anger affects all areas of your life—both physically and emotionally—and within a few weeks feel the benefits of controlling destructive anger. This workbook shows you how to practice new coping behaviors that allow you to gain control in anger-stimulating situations. Throughout, the techniques are streamlined and presented in a clear, step-by-step format, including numerous exercises and worksheets. It’s arranged to make it as easy as possible to put together a program tailored to your own personal obstacles and triggers.
This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.
Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, Self-Esteem, and Couple Skills, which have sold more than a million copies combined. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression.
Peter Rogers, PhD, was the administrative director of Haight Ashbury Psychological Services. He was the coauthor of When Anger Hurts, The Divorce Book, The Anger Control Workbook,and The Community Building Companion.
The Anger Control Workbook “…carefully and clearly shows how feelings of anger rip up people’s guts, destroy their relationships, and have many other disadvantages…Indicates how readers can constructively work—and keep working—to minimize anger and rage…Includes many exceptionally useful and practical self-help techniques and exercises. A fine workbook!”
—Albert Ellis, Ph.D., President, Albert Ellis Instistute, New York, and author, A Guide to Rational Living
“In The Anger Control Workbook, the reader learns by showing and telling…by rehearsing, trying out, and modifying. Delightfully, it addresses issues sometimes overlooked in self-help material…why anger is hard to give up and reasons why change may be difficult. McKay and Rogers provide a clear, concise, highly readable and user-friendly book on personal anger reduction. A good book to become a scuffed-up friend in the continued efforts at anger reduction.”
—Jerry Deffenbacher, Ph.D., Anger Researcher, professor, Dept. of Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
“…anyone reading this book and working the exercises will certainly develop the skills with which they can really control their anger and live happier lives. A job well done that helps people cope with the frustrations of day to day life.”
—Dr. Ronald T. Potter-Efron, Ph.D., author, Letting Go of Anger, Angry All the Time, and Working Anger