Proposal For GroupAnger Management Introduction Inresearch it is stated that anger is one of the basic feelings the individualsexperience when they do not meet their needs in daily life. It is often saidthat anger appears in these situations and it is one of the basic emotionseverybody may feel (Y?lmaz, D.
, & Ersever, O. G. 2015). In the article it is said anger how a personsis feeling when they are not able to get what the deserve, when they get hurt,not able to complete something how they wanted to, something doesn’t go theirway and many other reasons. Anger is astrong emotion and an important sign that shows to the individual something isnot going right when appeared like that (Y?lmaz, D., & Ersever, O. G.2015).
Through further research it is stated that females and males deal withanger differently. Females tend to vent more to friends and other about howthey are feeling, while boys strike objects and use their hands more when theyare angry (Burt, I. i. (2014).
Thisgroup proposal is designed to help students be able to express and manage theiranger in an effective and healthy way. Students will also learn how to control their anger through many ways byidentifying situations that make them angry, identifying that their behaviorwill have consequences, the students will develop skills and strategies to helpthem control their anger and find other options to be more positive. In thisgroup students will also be learning how to identify and explore angertriggers, while also noticing the physical and emotional responses to anger.The counselor will be working with six to nine fourths grades on angermanagement skills that will help them learn how to control their anger. During this process, students will learn howto have sense of self-awareness that will contribute to personal factors thatand many unhealthy levels of anger and/or inability to manage angereffectively. Thegroup will have four to seven members; these members will all be referred tothe group by the principal, teachers, parent or school counselor, as well as aself-referral. It will be helpful if the teachers could be help in gettingstudents to group.
It would be encouraged if they could get students who arecommonly causing disruptions in class such as getting in trouble for yelling,physical violence and other anger-related classroom disruptions. On a meetingweek the three days before and on the day of the group there will be anannouncement made on the morning announcements reminding students that theyhave a group session coming up. Thisannouncement will post for up to one or two weeks, inviting participation forstudents who want to learn how to manage their anger, or to do so moreappropriately. For students who areinterest they will need to write their names on paper and give it to thecounselor so that he or she will know that they want to join the group. Duringthese sessions both teachers and principals will ask to share names duringstaff meetings. Once a list of interested students are selected, the parent andor guardian of the student will be sent home with a form getting permission toparticipation in the group.
Screeninginterviews will begin for students as consent forms that will need to bereturned to the counselor the next day. If more students are interested in thegroup that than it is able to have these students will be placed on a wait liston a need-based. Those students who have scored the highest pre-test scores foranger management skills will be placed on a waiting list until another group isformed. Type of group and population The groupwill be closed in structure. The group will begin with about four to sevenmembers. Members of the group will be able to join the group at any time basedon a recommendation from a parent, teacher, principal and or school counselor.For the members that were in the group before will they will be the’specialists’ as in knowing what will take place and also will be able to helpnew members learn and practice skills. The group focuses on fourth graders.
Thegroup will be a mixture of both male and female students in the school. The age range from the group will be startingat nine to eleven years of age. Since this will be a closed form group,students will have to be referred from the counselor who is in the school alsoby a parent, teacher and or principal. Need for group Theneed for this group is because students have to learn and acknowledge thecorrect way on how to control their anger and be able to find other ways tochannel how they are feeling. Screening and selection Screeninginterviews will consist of pre-test measures an explanation of the goals of thegroup and a discussion with the student of how this group may fit their needs, and,finally, a discussion of the rules and student’s signature of commitment tofollow them during the group as well as informed consent for the group process.
Anyobvious needs of the group not met by the group plan will be added before the beginningof the group. Any individuals who demonstrate severe difficulties or problemsthat do not fit within the group will be met with individually to address thoseissues or to plan for referral to an outside agency. Students who do not feelcomfortable committing to the group will also be worked with on an individualbasis.Group size and setting Thisgroup will hold approximatelyfour to seven students.
The setting of the group will be a well light place andwill be able to hold everyone in one from. Some places that could work are aconference room, office and or the cafeteria. Ground rules The ground rules for this group areas followed: 1.
Confidentiality first. (What is said in the groupstays in the group.)2.
Share feelings and experiences, but not advice.3. Accept each other without making judgments.4.
Listen to each other. Give everyone an opportunityto share.5.
Avoid interrupting or having side conversations.6. Silence all cell phones, pagers, and Blackberries.7. Always be honest.8.
Have a positive attitude.9. Be on time.10. Be respectful and sensitive to others.
11. Be supportive and encouraging to each other.12.
Refrain from using offensive language. Techniques Whenthinking techniques that will be used for this group are cutting off technique,go around and role-playing. Topics to be explored Topics that will be explored are angermanagement, Stages of the group, andevaluation of group Goals and objectives Thegoals of the group are (1) to increase students understanding of their angerarousal, both triggers, and the physiological experiences. (2) To help studentsrecognize, learn, and implement behaviors that are most effective when dealingwith anger. (3) To change the way students talk to themselves about and duringanger.The objectives of the group are to