Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 85-100

First online:

Anger Management Taught to Adolescents with an Experiential Object Relations Approach

  • Jennifer Patrick
  • , Curtis Rich

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The authors propose a method of teaching anger management utilizing an objects relations theory conceptualization. The inner structure of the angry adolescent is described, and methods of addressing anger tailored to the individual differences of each adolescent's internal world are presented Role playing is utilized in the anger management group to illustrate the concepts presented. The authors conclude that when the clinical intervention resonates with the internal world of the client, the intervention will be experienced as meaningful.

Anger Management Adolescents Object Relations Approach