Mindfulness-based and Cognitive-behavior Therapy for Anger-management : an Integrated Approach
Date of Submission
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Robert A. DiTomasso, Ph.D., ABPP
Diane Smallwood, Psy.D. , Chairperson
George McCloskey, Ph.D.
Vincent R. Stranges, Ph.D
This monograph presents an anger-management treatment manual utilizing mindfulness and cognitive-behavior approaches. This program was implemented and evaluated in accordance with Chen's (2005) recommendations for program evaluation. This study employed a single-subject design with a high-school aged individual. Post-session and post-program evaluation forms from the subject and program facilitator, along with pre- and post-program measures in the form of State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI) scores, discipline records, and survey/assessment questionnaires from the parent and a teacher were obtained. The Mindfulness-Based and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anger Management program manual received positive ratings for the structure of the sessions, for the content in sessions, for the usefulness of the manual in implementing activities and exercises, and for the suggested readings indicated throughout the manual. Outcome measures for the participant suggested improvements in personal and social functioning. The current study suggests that the integration of mindfulness-based and cognitive-behavioral approaches to treat adolescents with anger-related difficulties is a promising intervention approach that warrants further research.
Kelly, Jeffrey R., "Mindfulness-based and Cognitive-behavior Therapy for Anger-management : an Integrated Approach" (2007). PCOM Psychology Dissertations. 68.