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Women's Anger Management Group

The Women’s Anger Management Group is a low-cost program for people experiencing difficulties in regulating or managing anger across a variety of situations, including work, sport, driving, social settings, and at home. In situations where anger arises, people with anger management problems experience a range of physical, emotional and psychological symptoms and are at risk of engaging in verbal and physical intimidation or abuse of others.

The Women’s Anger Management Group program caters for people suffering from mild to serious anger and is suitable for people who wish to better understand and manage their anger within a small, supportive group environment.

Details

The anger management group is a 12-week program that runs for two hours and 15 minutes once a week. Participation in the program involves attending all sessions in addition to an initial interview.

The group consists of a structured cognitive therapy program that teaches people about the causes, consequences and outcomes of anger, including behavioural, physiological and cognitive components. The program also focuses on each participant’s individual experience of anger and provides practical strategies to overcome situations in which anger may be aroused.

Follow-up individual counselling after the program is available if required. Alternatively, if you would prefer individual counselling to the group program, this can also be arranged by contacting the Psychology Clinic’s Project Officer on 9214 5528 or email psychprojects@swin.edu.au.

The program is conducted by two provisionally registered psychologists undertaking graduate studies in psychology at Swinburne University of Technology. The program is also overseen by Dr. Roger Cook, who is an Associate Professor in psychology and Director of the Psychology Clinic.

Eligibility

To be a part of the Women’s Anger Management program participants need to be assessed to determine the type and extent of their problems with anger. This is a one-hour assessment that occurs prior to program commencement.

Dates

The next Women’s Anger Management Group is scheduled to commence early 2017, with the assessment process to commence soon. Due to limited places waiting lists may apply. For more information on program dates, or to be placed on the assessment list for an upcoming group please contact the Psychology Clinic at psychprojects@swin.edu.au

Fees

The cost of the Anger Management program includes an assessment fee of $25, plus a program fee of $350. This fee is payable prior to the commencement of the group and is non-refundable. If you are unable to pay the program fee in one lump sum please contact the Project Officer to discuss alternate arrangements. 

How to Apply

If you would like to find out more or register your interest in this group, please contact the Psychology Clinic at psychprojects@swin.edu.au