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Anger Assessment and Treatment



Books and Demonstration DVDs for Professionals

DiGiuseppe, R., & Tafrate, R. (2007). Understanding anger disorders. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Understanding Anger Disorders



Kassinove, H., & Tafrate, R. (2002).  Anger management: The complete treatment Guidebook for practitioners. Atascadero, CA: Impact Publishers, Inc. 

Anger Management


Kassinove, K., & Tafrate, R. (2006).  Anger management video program: An instructional guide for practitioners - DVD. Atascadero, CA: Impact Publishers, Inc.   

Anger Management DVD


Kassinove, H., & Tafrate, R. (2007).  Treating angry adults: Preparation, change, and forgiveness strategies (Clinical Grand Rounds - DVD).  New York, NY:  Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.


Standardized Assessment Instruments


DiGiuseppe, R., & Tafrate, R. (2011).  Anger Regulation and Expression Scale (ARES; for youth).  North Tonawanda, NY:  Multi-Health Systems (MHS).



DiGiuseppe, R., & Tafrate, R. (2004).  Anger Disorders Scale (ADS; for adults).  North Tonawanda, NY:  Multi-Health Systems (MHS). 



Anger Management Program for Clients and the General Public


Tafrate, R., & Kassinove, K.  (2009).  Anger management for everyone: Seven proven ways to control anger and live a happier life.  Atascadero, CA: Impact Publishers, Inc.

Anger Management fro Everyone


Book Chapters


Kassinove, K., & Tafrate, R. (2009).  Anger.  In D. McKay, J. Abramowitz, & S. Taylor (eds.). Cognitive-behavior therapy for refractory cases: Turning failure into success.   Washington, DC: APA. 



Tafrate, R. & Kassinove, H.  (2006). Anger management for adults: A menu-driven cognitive-behavioral approach to the treatment of anger disorders.  In E. L. Feindler (ed). Anger Related Disorders: A Practitioner’s Guide to Comparative Treatments.  New York, NY: Springer Publishing. 

Kassinove, K., & Tafrate, R. (2006).  Anger-related disorders: Basic issues, models, and diagnostic considerations.  In E. L. Feindler (ed). Anger Related Disorders: A Practitioner’s Guide to Comparative Treatments.  New York, NY: Springer Publishing. 

Anger-Related Disorders


Tafrate, R., & Kassinove, H. (2003). Angry patients: Strategies for beginning treatment. In R. Leahy (Ed.), Overcoming roadblocks in Cognitive-behavioral therapy.  New York, NY: Guilford Publications.



Scientific Articles

DiGiuseppe, R., & Tafrate, R. (2003). Anger treatment for adults: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10, 70-84.


Tafrate, R., Kassinove, H., & Dundin, L. (2002). Anger episodes in high and low trait anger community adults. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 58, 1573-1590.


DiGiuseppe, R., & Tafrate, R. (2001). A comprehensive treatment model for anger disorders. Psychotherapy, 38, 262-271.


Grodnitzky, G.R., & Tafrate, R. (2000). Imaginal exposure for anger reduction in adult outpatients: A pilot study. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 31, 259-279.


Tafrate, R., & Kassinove, H. (1998). Anger control in men: Barb exposure with rational, irrational, and irrelevant self-statements. The Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 12, 187-211.


Brondolo, E., DiGiuseppe, R., & Tafrate, R. (1997). Exposure-based treatment for anger problems: Focus on the feeling. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 4, 75-98.


DiGiuseppe, R., Tafrate, R., & Eckhardt, C. (1994). Critical issues in the treatment of anger. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 1, 111-132.