Interpersonal violence has many faces and many names—domestic violence, child abuse, school bullying. Anger, Aggression, and Interventions for Interpersonal Violence reveals what clinical scientists know and what mental health practitioners can do about interpersonal violence. To advance the way professionals conceptualize interventions for violent clients, contributors consider the complex relation between anger and aggression and discuss how that relation affects treating various forms of interpersonal violence. Should treatment focus on anger, on aggression, or on both? Does that decision depend on the form of interpersonal violence, or does the anger-aggression relation suggest a core set of intervention principles and strategies?
Readers are provided up-to-date, detailed discussions as well as focused commentaries, all written by internationally known researchers. This volume will serve as a comprehensive guide for researchers and practitioners alike.
“This volume makes an important contribution to our understanding of anger and aggression…The chapters are written by accomplished researchers with a wealth of clinical experience and a tremendous understanding of the issues and relevant literatures. It is a tremendous resource for practitioners and researchers interested in understanding and treating the pervasive problems of anger and aggression.”
—David J. Hansen, Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln
"Recommended [for] upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals."
- S.M. Valente, in CHOICE
Contents: Preface. T.A. Cavell, K.T. Malcolm, The Anger-Aggression Relation. Part I: Anger, Aggression, and General Models of Intervention. R.W. Novaco, Anger Dysregulation. R. DiGiuseppe, C. Cannella, J. Kelter, Effective Anger Treatments Require a Functional Analysis of the Anger Response. H. Kassinove, Finding a Useful Model for the Treatment of Anger and Aggression. Part II: Natural and Therapeutic Functions of Anger and Its Expression. E.A. Harmon-Jones, C. Harmon-Jones, Anger: Causes and Components. B.O. Olatunji, J.M. Lohr, B.J. Bushman, The Pseudo-Psychology of Venting in Interventions for Anger and Related Conditions: Implications for Mental Health Practice. S. Paivio, M. Carriere, Contributions of Emotion Focused Therapy to the Understanding and Treatment of Anger and Aggression. L.S. Greenberg, J. Bischkopf, Anger in Psychotherapy: To Express or Not to Express? That Is the Question. Part III: The Anger-Aggression Relation in Violent Children and Adolescents. J. Snyder, L. Schrepferman, M. Brooker, M. Stoolmiller,The Roles of Anger, Conflict With Parents and Peers, and Social Reinforcement in the Early Development of Physical Aggression. K.L. Bierman, Anger and Aggression: A Developmental Perspective. C. Borduin, Multisystemic Treatment of Violent Youth and Their Families. J. Hubbard, M.D. McAuliffe, R.M. Rubin, M.T. Morrow, The Anger-Aggression Relation in Violent Children and Adolescents. Part IV: The Anger-Aggression Relation in Violent Families. O. Mammen, P.A. Pilkonis, D.J. Kolko, A. Groff, Anger and Anger Attacks as Precipitants of Aggression: What We Can Learn From Child Physical Abuse. A. Holtzworth-Munroe, K. Clements, The Association Between Anger and Male Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence. S.T. Azar, K. Makin-Byrd, When Family Values Clash With Therapists’ Goals and Methods of Treatment Delivery. D. Wolfe, Understanding Anger: Key Concepts From the Field of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse.