Anger/Stress Management Programs


The Adolescent Anger Management program is a series of 10 groups designed to give participants the skills to handle their anger in a more effective way. It is an interactive group that provides psycho-educational information in addition to opportunities for role play and group discussion. Identifying triggers to their anger and how to effectively cope with them is an important focus of the group. This group also assists teens in developing more effective communication skills.


COPE Center offers a 13 session, comprehensive, interactive Anger Management Program designed to provide both education and a supportive forum where clients understand, discuss and internalize select concepts in a group therapy environment. Each session lasts for one and one half hours.

This Program is not linear and, as such, does not present as a Session 1 through Session 13 format. Clients referred to the Program are subject to a rotating admission and, subsequently, complete the program in their own time. Though there is a reasonable allowance for missed meetings, completion of the program mandates 13 complete sessions.

Session concepts include:

  • Anger Pay-offs & Consequences
  • Anger Triggers and Cues
  • 10 Commandments of Anger Management
  • Self-talk
  • The Aggression Cycle
  • The A-B-C-D Model of Anger Management
  • The Fear/Anger Connection
  • Assertive vs. Aggressive Behaviors
  • The Conflict Resolution Model
  • The Myths of Ventilation
  • Cognitive Distortions
  • Hot Button Issues
  • Anger and the Family
  • Forgiveness