Anger, Rage and Relationship: An Empathic Approach to Anger Management

Anger, Rage and Relationship: An Empathic Approach to Anger Management

by Sue Parker Hall


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Anger, Rage and Relationship presents a radically new way to understand and work with anger and rage issues. Taking a relational approach to anger and rage, the book presents a positive view of human nature, supported by recent research findings and illustrated with case studies, with individuals trusted to be essentially pro-social.

Rather than promoting strategies and techniques for eradicating anger, Sue Parker Hall, puts forward an approach which seeks to not only work with, but to differentiate between, anger and rage. Anger and rage are constructed as entirely different phenomena, originating at different developmental stages, having different functions and relational needs and requiring different aspects of relationship in the therapeutic process.

Further areas of discussion include:

  • the positive aspects of anger
  • practitioner protection
  • the therapeutic implications of working with both anger and rage

This book will provide invaluable reading for practitioners dealing with anger and rage in the therapeutic setting, as well as being of great interest to all counsellors and therapists in the related field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415413473
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sue Parker Hall is a BACP accredited therapist and a supervisor in private practice, as well as a freelance trainer and an HE lecturer. She has developed her relational approach to anger and rage over the last decade and has presented her models to a wide range of helping professionals.

Table of Contents

Introduction. The Individual in a Cultural Context. Why a Relational Approach? The Positive Aspects of Anger. How Anger is Distorted. The Therapeutic Implications for Working with Anger. Rage. The Therapeutic Implications for Working with Rage. Working with the Personality Adaptations. Working with the Borderline Personality. Working with the Narcissistic Personality. Couples. Practitioner Protection. Adult Rage. Conclusion. Bibliography.

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