• Identify the signs and causes of anger.
  • Learn about the anger cycle.
  • Learn how to develop an anger control plan.
  • Identify how prior interactions have led to problem anger.
  • Discuss the A-B-C-D model as it relates to anger management.


  • Explore the function of anger
  • Identify the costs and benefits of anger
  • Identify anger triggers
    • Rejection/Isolation
    • Failure
    • Loss of control
    • The unknown
  • Explore multiple skills necessary for Anger Management:
    • Mindful self-awareness
    • Distress tolerance
    • Values clarification/Goal setting
    • Motivational enhancement skills
    • Cognitive behavioral skills
    • Cognitive processing skills
    • Communication skills
    • Compassion focused skills
    • Self-esteem building skills
    • Wellness skills (Vulnerability identification and prevention)


Explore techniques to help patients identify and resolve various types of anger including:

  • Guilt and Shame
  • Resentment
  • Jealousy and Envy


  • Explore guilt in terms of anger at self
  • Learn how the word "should" relates to guilt, anxiety and depression
  • Learn about group and individual activities to identify guilt issues (both nurtured and ongoing)
  • Explore how to apply the psychological flexibility matrix and challenging questions to guilt.

Based on Counselor Toolbox Podcasts 320-323

  • Discuss how guilt, shame, jealousy are all forms of anger.
  • Explore techniques to help patients identify and resolve:
    • Guilt and Shame
    • Resentment
    • Jealousy and Envy

Based on Counselor Toolbox Episode 170 Exploring the Many Facets of Anger