Anger counseling sessions use evidence-based MRT techniques and materials. The program can help clients recognize, overcome, & control anger management challenges; thereby reducing criminal activities. MRT Anger management programming is presented over twelve group sessions supplemented by several sessions with a counselor. Clients complete homework for each module prior to coming to group. Each client presents his or her homework to the group; and the facilitator passes the client to the next module, or has the client redo the homework based on objective criteria. The anger management groups are open-ended, meaning that new clients can enter an ongoing group at any time. Each group session will usually have new clients as well as some finishing the program. A typical group session will have clients present several of the modules. Specific client needs are identified and discussed with counselor in individualized sessions at several different modules.
A person’s failure to control their anger is a common factor in violent crime. Some experts have estimated as many as 20 percent of Americans suffer from anger management problems. Helping clients understand anger and learn how to deal with it is useful in drug court and community correctional programs. Anger Management Counseling can also assist clients who are resistant to treatment.