Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual

About the Course:

This course is based on a manual that is designed for use by qualified mental health professionals who work with substance abuse and mental health clients with concurrent anger problems. The approach to treatment utilizes a detailed set of twelve 90-minute cognitive behavioral anger management group treatment sessions. The treatment model used is a combined CBT approach that employs relaxation, cognitive, and communication skills interventions. A workbook for clients is part of the treatment program.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2005 Edition

Course Material Author

Patrick M. Reilly, Ph.D., & Michael S. Shopshire, Ph.D.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about a structured anger management treatment model for adults who are substance abusers and/or are mentally ill.. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Be able to use the program presented with appropriate client populations.

  2. Become familiar and confident with the application of session materials.

  3. Rearrange and adapt materials presented to suit your approach and clientele as deemed appropriate.

  4. Effectively evaluate outcomes of anger management training programs conducted using the model presented.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

NASP accepts 30 CPD credits of sequenced self-study per each three year renewal.

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Our Provider Number: 107243

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

Our Provider Number: 17-1460

CE Learning Systems dba Addiction Counselor CE has been approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Approval No. 17-1460.

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Materials for Course

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Course Number 100896
5 credit hours
Online Article
Exam Fee: $34.85
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