This case report describes an anger coping program that was used with an individual who sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of an automobile accident. A certified therapeutic recreation specialist and a neuro-psychologist implemented the program to teach coping skills as part of the client’s treatment in an outpatient brain injury program. Skills taught throughout the program included: (a) identifying anger, (b) reacting to anger, (c) recognizing the boiling point, (d) coping with stress and anger, (e) discussing assertive reactions, (f) modeling assertive behavior, (g) role-playing assertive behavior, and (h) processing feelings. A review of the program indicated that the participant demonstrated an improved ability to cope with, and respond to, anger as a result of participating in the anger coping program.
Author Elizabeth Gongora, Alexis McKenney, Caoline Godinez
Volume Vol 39, No 3 (2005)