Once you understand that you are angry you need to do something about it. These skills include short-term and long-term behaviors that clients can practice reducing their anger. The coping interventions on this worksheet are all commonly used for anger management.
It is important for therapists to realize that not all coping skills work for everyone. There are certain skills that fit better with a client’s personality and they should not push a certain coping behavior if the client is resistant. The therapist may suggest a certain behavior that they believe works well but, ultimately, they are just a guide. What is important is that the client finds the appropriate coping skill that works for them. Therapists can ask the client to choose from the list and practice accordingly. This Anger Management Skills for Adults Worksheet can be assigned by therapists to clients who need help with anger management and coping.