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NCJ Number: 202037 Find in a Library
Title: Tough Choices: Beyond Anger Management (CD-ROM 4 Video Kit)
Author(s): Linda Hebert-Ford Ed.D.
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 206
Sponsoring Agency: Worldview Publishing, Inc
Tampa, FL 33617
Publication Number: ISBN 1-889995-06-01
Sale Source: Worldview Publishing, Inc
521 Herchel Drive
Tampa, FL 33617
United States of America
Type: Curriculum
Format: Informational Packet
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide and its four accompanying videos present an anger management program designed to help people let go of negative emotions and embrace positive emotions.
Abstract: This anger management program, entitled Tough Choices, incorporates as one of its main goals the desire to change. In order to clear out negative emotions and inject positive emotions in their place, a person must have the willingness to change. The curriculum presented in this program has four components: (1) awareness that current emotions are not working and the willingness to change; (2) deleting negative emotions; (3) balancing the mind and body through healthy lifestyle choices; and (4) re-programming positive emotions by building personal power. The four accompanying videos correspond to each segment of the program. A CD-ROM is included that offers relaxation exercises. The program is designed to be interactive, with the introduction and each of the four segments containing lessons and worksheets for participant interaction. The program is also designed to be flexible and work within a demanding schedule; it may be completed very quickly or drawn out over a 6-month period. Tips are offered for running group class meetings, but the course may also be completed on a solitary basis. Generally, however, the course is set up to include a leader with a number of participants. Suggested ongoing activities include relaxation activities learned throughout the course, keeping a monthly or daily log in which participants list their frustrations and their accomplishments, and keeping a journal where ideas, thoughts, and feelings may be expressed. Introductory activities are offered that focus on building the desire to change. Each of the four sections is divided accordingly in the three-ring binder, with cues on when to show the video and activities to engage in at each stage of the program. Also included in the packet is a brochure of the program and contact information. Appendix
Main Term(s): Anger; Curriculum
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Behavior patterns; Course materials; Emotional disorders; Social skills training; Videotapes
Note: This kit includes a CD-ROM, four 30 minute videotapes, and a 206 page program guide.
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