Anger Management is a MRT based treatment that focuses on the process of learning to recognize signs that one is becoming angry, taking action to calm down, and learning to deal with the situation in a positive way. Clinicians use a variety of therapeutic tools to help the client identify the triggers of his or her anger and healthier ways to express that anger. The curriculum we currently use includes Coping with Anger: A Cognitive –Behavioral Workbook written by Gregory L. Little & Kenneth D. Robinson and Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients Participant Workbook written by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services / SAMHSA Relapse Prevention (RP) focuses on behavioral self-control. RP teaches clients with addiction, how to anticipate and cope with the potential for relapse. Coping skills training is the cornerstone of RP and teaches clients strategies to:
1. Understand relapse as a process.
2. Identify and cope effectively with high-risk situations (negative emotional states, interpersonal conflict, and social pressure).
3. Cope with urges and craving.
4. Implement damage control procedures during a lapse to minimize negative consequences.
Stay engaged in treatment even after a relapse.
6. Learn how to create a more balanced lifestyle.
Our program meets local court requirements, is approved by Kane County Court Social Services, and is also accepted by nearby county court systems.
The program consists of:
Group or Individual sessions
Individual intake and exit sessions
Individualized “Anger Management Plans”
Certificate awarded upon successful completion
All services are provided in a caring, supportive, culturally competent environment and are completely confidential.
Services are offered on a Sliding Fee Scale (based on one’s ability to pay).
Please call 630-264-0700 for more information.