Date of Submission


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)



Department Chair

Robert DiTomasso, PhD, ABPP

First Advisor

George McCloskey, PhD

Second Advisor

Rosemary Mennuti, PhD

Third Advisor

Carol Lidz, PhD


This thesis describes the rationale for and development of an anger management protocol that can be used with middle and high school students. The protocol is based primarily on the anger management work of Goldstein (1999) and Larson and Lochman (2002) integrated with the Holarchichal Model of Executive Functions (McCloskey, 2008). The protocol also integrates the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model of Greene and Ablon (2001) and mediated learning principles. This integrated anger management protocol primarily draws upon internally based executive function interventions involving goal-setting and increasing self-awareness and self-realization. This thesis discusses the methodologies in developing the protocol, a program overview and rationale for included protocol items, and a discussion chapter including reflections on the protocol development process, potential contributions to the field, future research direction, and protocol limitations.