75 Helpful Anger Management Resources

Free resources for anger management, including articles/guides, assessments, PDF printable handouts, worksheets, workbooks, and recommended mobile apps.

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This resource list for anger management includes 75+ articles/guides; free anger assessments (both interactive and PDF formats); free printable workbooks, manuals, handouts, and worksheets; treatment planning resources; research articles/dissertations; and recommended mobile apps.

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75+ Anger Management Resources

Articles & Guides for Anger Management

  1. Anger and Regret (2 pages)
  2. Anger Management (Source: HelpGuide)
  3. Anger Management Articles (by  Lynne Namka, Ed.D)
  4. Anger Management Strategies for Adults (Source: Succeed Socially)
  5. How Can I Control My Anger? (Source: Medical News Today)
  6. How to Handle Anger in Your Relationship (Source: The Gottman Institute)
  7. Is Your Anger a Problem? (4 pages)
  8. Nearly One in Ten U.S. Adults Have Impulsive Anger Issues and Access to Guns (Source: ScienceDaily)
  9. People Who Experience Rage Attacks Have Smaller “Emotional Brains” (Source: ScienceDaily)
  10. Seven Steps for Anger (Source: Beck Institute)
  11. Strategies for Controlling Your Anger: Keeping Anger in Check (Source: American Psychological Association)
  12. What Happens When We Get Angry? (Source: ScienceDaily)

Free Assessments for Anger

  1. Anger Checklist: How Is Your Anger? (1-page PDF)
  2. Anger Inventory (7-page PDF)
  3. Anger Management Test from Psychology Today (Interactive)
  4. Anger Management Test from Psymed (Interactive)
  5. Anger Questionnaire (2-page PDF)
  6. Anger Self-Assessment (Interactive)
  7. Anger Self-Assessment Questionnaire (2-page PDF)
  8. Anger Self-Assessment Test from Anger Busting 101 (Interactive)
  9. Anger Styles Questionnaire from AMR, Inc. (Interactive)
  10. Anger Styles Quiz (7-page PDF)
  11. Anger Test: How Angry Are You? from Psychologist World (Interactive)
  12. Anger Turned Inward Quiz from AMR, Inc. (Interactive)
  13. Behavioral Anger Response Questionnaire (4-page PDF)
  14. Buss Perry Aggression Questionnaire (Interactive)
  15. The Clinical Anger Scale (CAS) (3-page PDF, scoring instructions not included)
  16. The Hostility Questionnaire
  17. How Angry Are You? (Interactive)
  18. How Good Is Your Anger Management? from Mind Tools (Interactive)
  19. How Much Do You Really Know About Anger? (2-page PDF, scoring instructions not included)
  20. The Miller-Patton Anger Self-Assessment (Interactive) (Click here for PDF version with scoring instructions)
  21. Multidimensional Anger Test (Interactive)
  22. Personal Anger Assessment (Interactive)
  23. The “Too Angry” Test

For additional free assessments, see Free Online Assessment & Screening Tools.

Free PDF Handouts & Worksheets for Anger Management

  1. Anger Fuels List (1-page)
  2. Anger Management Techniques (4 pages)
  3. Anger Management Toolkit (Source: MensLine Australia)
  4. Anger Management Worksheets (Source: Neighborhood Counseling and Community Services)
  5. Anger Management Worksheets (Source: Steps for Change)
  6. Anger Self-Help (Source: Get Self-Help UK)
  7. Anger Solutions Worksheet (2 pages)
  8. Anger Therapy Worksheets (Source: Therapist Aid)
  9. Common Anger Triggers (Source: Anger and Irritability Management Skills, US Department of Veterans Affairs)
  10. Dealing with Anger (Source: Inner Health Studio, 7 pages)
  11. Dealing with Anger and Impulsivity (Black Dog Institute, 2 pages)
  12. Letting Go of Anger Free Worksheets
  13. Managing Anger: Client Handouts (Source: UW Medicine Harborview Medical Center)
  14. Printables (Source: AMR, Inc.)
  15. Strategies for Controlling Hostility (3 pages)
  16. Tips for Managing Anger (3 pages)
  17. Toolkit for Understanding Anger (3 pages)
  18. Turning Anger Into Goals (Belmont Wellness, 1 page)
  19. Understanding Anger (Source: Berkeley Be Well at Work, 4 pages)
  20. What Is Anger? (Source: CCI, 1 page)
  21. Your Anger Control Plan (Source: Anger and Irritability Management Skills, US Department of Veterans Affairs)

For additional sites with free therapy worksheets, see Sites with Free Therapy Worksheets.

Free PDF Workbooks & Manuals

  1. Chapter 7: Anger and Aggression (Source: Psychological Self-Help, 173 pages)
  2. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Anger Group (72 pages)
  3. Anger: Moodjuice Self-Help Guide (28 pages)
  4. Anger Management: Client Handbook Series (Source: Carleton University, Criminal Justice Decision Making Laboratory, & Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, 13 pages)
  5. ANGER MANAGEMENT COURSE Workbook Series
  6. Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Manual (68 pages) | Participant Workbook (64 pages)
  7. Anger Management Techniques (35 pages)
  8. Anger Management Workbook (Source: Seasons Therapy, 38 pages)
  9. Anger Management Workbook (Source: Community and Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) across England and Wales, 48 pages)
  10. A Guide to Controlling Anger (Source: NHS, 28 pages)
  11. Managing My Anger (14 pages)
  12. Problems with Anger Self-Help Guide (Source: NHS)
  13. True Strength: A Compassion-Focused Therapy Approach for Working with Anger (131 pages)
  14. Understanding and Reducing Angry Feelings (Source: Texas Institute of Behavioral Research at TCU, 42 pages)

For additional printable PDF workbooks and manuals, see Free Printable PDF Workbooks, Manuals, & Self-Help Guides.

Treatment Planning Resources for Anger Management

  1. Goals and Objectives
  2. Individual Planning: A Treatment Plan Overview for Individuals with Anger Problems
  3. Objectives and Interventions
  4. Treatment Plan Overviews Anger

Research Articles & Dissertations

  1. Fuel in the Fire: How Anger Impacts Judgment and Decision-Making
  2. Measures of Anger and Hostility in Adults
  3. A Meta-analysis of the Psychological Treatment of Anger: Developing Guidelines for Evidence-Based Practice
  4. Mindfulness-Based and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Anger-Management: An Integrated Approach (Dissertation)
  5. A Solution-Focused Group Treatment Approach for Individuals Maladaptively Expressing Anger (Dissertation)

Recommended Mobile Apps for Anger Management

  1. Anger and Irritability Management Skills (AIMS)
  2. Calm
  3. Happify: For Stress and Worry

Grief & Loss: A Comprehensive Resource Guide

A collection of recommended reading and other resources for grief and loss

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This resource guide for grief and loss is for mental health professionals as well as for anyone who is grieving. This grief and loss guide includes a list of recommended books (for both adults and children); free printable PDF workbooks and handouts; and links to education and support sites.


Recommended Books for Grief & Loss

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Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief (2000) by Pauline Boss, Ph.D. (176 pages)

Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief (2017) by Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D. (248 pages)

The Grief Club: The Secret to Getting Through All Kinds of Change (2006) by Melody Beattie (368 pages)

Grief Day by Day: Simple Practices and Daily Guidance for Living with Loss (2018) by Jan Warner (272 pages)

The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith (2009) by John W. James & Russell Friedman (240 pages)

Healing a Teen’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers (Healing a Grieving Heart Series) (2001) by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. (128 pages)

How to Survive the Loss of a Love (2006) by Melba Colgrove, Ph.D., Harold H. Bloomfield, MD, & Peter McWilliams (208 pages)

It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand (2017) by Megan Divine (280 pages)

I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One (2008) by Brook Noel & Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D. (292 pages)

No Time for Goodbyes: Coping with Sorrow, Anger, and Injustice After a Tragic Death, 7th ed. (2014) by Janice Harris Lord (240 pages)

Permission to Mourn: A New Way to Do Grief (2014) by Tom Zuba (121 pages)

Resilient Grieving: Finding Strength and Embracing Life After a Loss That Changes Everything (2017) by Lucy Hone, Ph.D. (256 pages)

Unattended Sorrow: Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart (2019) by Stephen Levine (240 pages)

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (2016) by Pema Chodron (176 pages)

The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief (2015) by Francis Weller (224 pages)

Recommended Books for Children & Adolescents

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages (1982) by Leo Buscaglia (32 pages, for ages 4-8)

Healing Your Grieving Heart for Kids: 100 Practical Ideas (Healing Your Grieving Heart Series) (2001) by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. (128 pages, for ages 12-14)

Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas (Healing Your Grieving Heart Series) (2001) by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. (128 pages, for ages 12-18)

The Invisible String (2018) by Patrice Karst (40 pages, for ages 4-8)

The Memory Box: A Book About Grief (2017) by Joanna Rowland (32 pages, for ages 4-8)

Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss (2005) by Pat Schwiebert & Chuck DeKlyen (56 pages, for ages 8-12 years)

When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death (Dino Tales: Life Guides for Families) (1998) by Laurie Krasny Brown (32 pages, for ages 4-8)

When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief (1996) by Marge Heegaard (32 pages, for ages 9-12)

When Something Terrible Happens: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief (1992) by Marge Heegaard (32 pages, for ages 4-8)

Recommended Books for Clinicians

Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children (2006) by Liana Lowenstein (205 pages)

Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, Fifth Edition: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner (2018) by William Worden, Ph.D. (352 pages)

Grief Counseling Homework Planner (PracticePlanners) (2017) by Phil Rich (272 pages)

In the Presence of Grief: Helping Family Members Resolve Death, Dying, and Bereavement Issues (2003) by Dorothy S. Becvar (284 pages)

Transforming Grief & Loss Workbook: Activities, Exercises & Skills to Coach Your Client Through Life Transitions (2016) by Ligia Houben (264 pages)

Treating Traumatic Bereavement: A Practitioner’s Guide (2014) by Laurie Anne Pearlman, Ph.D., Camille B. Wortman, Ph.D., Catherine A. Feuer, Ph.D., Christine H. Farber, Ph.D., & Therese A. Rando, Ph.D. (358 pages)

Free Printable Workbooks & Handouts

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For grief related to suicide loss, see Resources for Suicide Prevention & Recovery.

6 Powerful Movies About Addiction & Mental Illness

(Updated 5/20/20) A list of movies about mental health and substance abuse – includes PDF printable discussion questions

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The following is a list of movies about addiction and mental disorders that are appropriate to show in treatment settings. This post includes movie summaries and downloadable PDF handouts with questions for discussion.

Please note that some of the films on this list are graphic and may not be appropriate for children or adolescents.


Hint: The handouts contain spoilers; do not provide until after the movie ends.

Movies About Addiction & Mental Illness

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Ben Is Back (2018)

103 minutes (1 hour, 43 minutes), R-rating for language and drug use

Summary: Julia Roberts plays a mother, Holly, whose 19-year old son, Ben, surprises her by returning home for Christmas. Ben is newly in recovery; his addiction has placed a tremendous strain on the family in the past. Ben’s younger siblings are happy to see him, but Holly, fearing that he is not ready, is apprehensive.

That evening, the family attends church. When they return, they find their home burglarized and the dog missing. Ben blames himself, believing someone from his past took the dog to get his attention; he leaves to look for the dog. Holly goes with him, but they’re later separated, and Holly attempts to track Ben. Eventually, she ends up at an abandoned barn where she finds her son on the floor, unresponsive. The movie ends with her administering Narcan to Ben.

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

127 minutes (2 hours, 7 minutes), R-rating for strong language and content relating to drugs, sexuality, and suicide

Summary: Winona Ryder plays Susanna, a young woman with borderline personality disorder, who is sent to a psychiatric hospital after a suicide attempt in the late 1960s. She befriends Lisa (Angelia Jolie), who carries a diagnosis of sociopathy (antisocial personality disorder). Initially, Susanna is in denial about her mental condition and is not open to treatment. However, she reaches a turning point after a tragedy.

Pay It Forward (2000)

123 minutes (2 hours, 3 minutes), PG-13 rating for mature thematic elements including substance abuse/recovery, some sexual situations, language, and brief violence

Summary: Trevor (Haley Joel Osment) starts a chain reaction of goodness for a social studies project with a plan to change the world for the better. In this film, Trevor is a high school student whose mother, Arlene (Helen Hunt), struggles with alcoholism and whose father is abusive. He rises above unfortunate circumstances with the kindhearted idea to do a good deed, but instead of requesting payback, asking the receiver to “pay it forward” to at least three people – and on and on. While the movie has a bittersweet end, the message is uplifting and powerful.  

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

103 minutes (1 hour, 43 minutes), PG-13 rating

Summary: Charlie is an unpopular high school freshman, a “wallflower,” who is befriended by two seniors, Patrick and Sam (Emma Watson). The movie is about their friendship and Charlie’s personal struggles with the recent suicide of his friend and his own mental illness. Throughout the film, Charlie has flashbacks of his aunt, who died in a car accident when he was 7. It’s eventually revealed that Charlie’s aunt molested him; a sexual encounter with Sam triggers Charlie’s repressed memories. Charlie has a mental breakdown.

Rachel Getting Married (2008)

113 minutes (1 hour, 54 minutes), R-rating for language and brief sexuality

Summary: Anne Hathaway plays Kym, a troubled young woman, who returns from rehab to her family home for her sister’s wedding. The film portrays how Kym’s addiction has placed strain on the family.

When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

126 minutes (2 hours, 6 minutes), R-rating for language

Summary: Meg Ryan plays Alice, a woman with an alcohol use disorder. The film is about how Alice’s addiction impacts her family and how she recovers.

Bonus: The Netflix original films Heroin(e) (2017) and Recovery Boys (2018) have PDF discussion guides with a summary, questions, and resources posted on the Recovery Boys website.


Other great resources for using clinical films as therapeutic interventions include the book Movies & Mental Illness: Using Films to Understand Psychopathy, 4th ed. (by Danny Wedding and Ryan M. Niemiec) and the site Teach With Movies.

200+ Sites with Free Therapy Worksheets & Handouts

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If you’re a counselor or therapist, you’re probably familiar with Therapist Aid, one of the most well-known sites for providing free therapy worksheets. But Therapist Aid isn’t the only resource for free therapy tools! This is a list of additional sites with free therapy worksheets and handouts.

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See below for links to over 200 websites with free therapy worksheets and handouts for both clinicians and consumers.


(Click here for free worksheets, handouts, and guides posted on this site.)


Sites with Free Therapy Worksheets & Handouts

UPDATED October 12, 2021

Mental Health (Sites with Worksheets/Handouts on a Variety of Topics)

Substance Use Disorders & Addiction

Depression, Stress, & Anxiety

Trauma & Related Disorders

Psychosis

Grief & Loss

Anger

Self-Esteem

Values & Goal-Setting

Wellness & Resiliency

ACT, CBT, & DBT

Children & Youth

Adolescents & Young Adults

Marriage/Relationships & Family

Additional Free Therapy Worksheets & Handouts


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60 Awesome Resources for Therapists

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This is a list of over 60 resources for therapists. Please share with mental health professionals who could benefit!

Please check back as I update regularly with new resources for therapists and other mental health professionals.

If you have a suggestion, use the contact form on this site.


60 Resources for Therapists

UPDATED October 23, 2021

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Suggested Books

Armstrong, C. (2015). The Therapeutic “Aha!” Strategies for Getting Your Clients Unstuck.


Belmont, J. (2015). The Therapist’s Ultimate Solution Book.


Buchalter, S. I. (2017). 250 Brief, Creative & Practical Art Therapy Techniques: A Guide for Clinicians and Clients


Rosenglen, D. B. (2018). Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook, 2nd ed.




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