Anger Management Group
Wednesdays ● 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fee: $60 per session
Leaders: Ray DiGiuseppe, Ph.D. ABPP, Jeff Goldman, M.A. and Chris Kelly, M.A.
The Anger Management Group Therapy program promotes the understanding of anger as an active factor in causing dysfunctional interpersonal relationships, family problems, romantic relationships, work difficulties, etc. The group is based on empirically supported principles concerning the understanding, assessment, and treatment of dysfunctional anger and aggression. Clients are taught to became aware of their dysfunctional anger and recognize the triggers to their anger. Through cognitive restructuring, anger-inducing dysfunctional beliefs are replaced with more adaptive ones. Assertive, prosocial emotional and behavioral responses to resolve conflicts are also taught.
Through the group therapy process, clients address their anger issues with other group members, learn from one another, and support each other in learning to resolve conflicts. There is a positive, reinforcing atmosphere to share and learn from peers.
The group is an appropriate treatment milieu for clients who have received diagnoses of oppositional defiant disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, and for those who experience anger as a co-occurring part of depressive mood and anxiety disorders. The group also serves as treatment for those with legal problems concerning assault and domestic violence.
The group leader, Dr. DiGiuseppe is a world-renowned expert on anger. He is the co-author of Understanding Anger Disorders (2007, Oxford University Press), the Anger Disorder Scale (2004, for adults), and the Anger Regulation and Expression Scale (2011, for children and adolescents). Dr. DiGiuseppe has published extensively on clinical anger problems in professional and scientific journals and has lectured extensively on this topic to professional audiences.
If you are interested in joining the anger therapy group, please call the Albert Ellis Institute at 212-535-0822.
General Group in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
We are currently conducting screenings for an open group to be held on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm. Group members will learn a variety of strategies and skills that can be used to assist in a range of emotional and behavioral concerns (e.g., anxiety, stress, depression, relationship challenges, social and assertiveness skills, etc.) The structure of this group allows the opportunity for members to be provided with assistance and feedback from two co-therapists as well as from interactive participation of members of the group, all of which occurs in a supportive therapeutic environment.
For more information, or to schedule a screening, please call (212) 535-0822.