This training manual has arisen from an increasing recognition of the need for Anger Control Training (ACT). Intended for use by professionals such as psychologists, occupational therapists, psychiatric nurses, probation officers, psychiatrists, social workers and teachers, this handbook is a full programme consisting of four parts. It uses a cognitive-behavioural approach and is designed for the professional to help people change their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. It offers photocopiable materials including client handouts and facilitator's guides. The appendices contain materials for role play and relaxation.
EMMA WILLIAMS BSc, MPhil Clin, Psychol, PhD is Principal Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with the Oxford Regional Forensic Service. She has a degree in psychology and a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Liverpool and a master of philosophy in clinical psychology from the University of Edinburgh. She has worked as a clinical psychologist in the National Health Service since 1990 in the fields of adult mental health, psychiatric rehabilitation and forensic psychology. She regularly provides psychological risk assessments for social services, the probation services, the probation service and the criminal justice system. REBECCA BARLOW DipCOT, BA(Hons), is the Senior Occupational Therapist with the Oxfordshire Regional Forensic Service. She has a diploma in occupational therapy and an honours degree in health care studies. She has worked as an occupational therapist in the National Health Service since 1987 in the field of adult mental health, working with clients with acute and enduring mental health problems on in-patient basis with community mental health team, and currently works with adult offenders within a secure setting.