Cognitive Interventions: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
February 4th, 2013
Cognitive Interventions Adolescent
Cognitive-behavioral therapies are methods that human service workers may apply to assist an adolescent with managing his anger. According to Kendall (1993) adolescent’s structure of mind is not developed; therefore, their perception of the world may change with treatment. Cognitive–behavioral treatments provide learning skills that will assist the adolescence with managing his anger. Cognitive-behavioral therapies may be applied by teaching youth how to handle issues in a positive way. For example, the human service worker will teach the youth how to identify and resolve concerns that will aid the adolescence with anger management skills. Cognitive-behavioral therapies focus on behavior and emotional concerns to help children with managing their anger. Additionally, human service workers, which aid youth with altering their behavior using cognitive-behavioral therapies to train them how to cope and control their anger is an effective method for everyday life. For example, youths behaviors could affect them their home lives and schooling. Therapy is important and an effective treatment for someone dealing with anger. Cognitive–behavioral therapies are methods that also assist hostile psychiatric residents along with children receiving treatment outpatient. Problem-solving skills and behavioral management are life skills, which youth may use to assist with their anger coping skills in any situation. Cognitive–behavioral therapy may reduce adolescent’s belligerent behavior at home as well as school settings (Kendall, 1993).
Cognitive–behavioral therapy is also offered at some schools and is known as school-based anger management programs. Human service workers may refer the young man to his schools anger managing program. Anger managing programs goals are to introduce and train youth with tempers, anger, aggression, and behavior problems to control and deal with these issues in a positive way. According to Kendall (1993) school-based anger management programs have reduced disorderly conduct within some schools. Cognitive–behavioral therapy also helped youth with their self-esteem, problem-solving skills, and their goals (Kendall, 1993). School-based anger management programs offer participants training on how to deal with their anger, which they can apply to their home lives, future employment, social skills, and dealing with concerns one may have in general.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Adolescent
When dealing with an adolescent who is trying to control his anger, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help by looking at the core of the adolescent’s problems. Adolescence is widely defined as the teenage years of life, ages 13 to 18 and early adolescence includes 12 years of age (ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education, 1998). During this time of an adolescents life, one deals with puberty, finding out who they are, as well as dealing with family, friends- on a social and economic level, and school-on a social and academic level. The first step in helping the adolescent manage his anger is figuring out why he is angry in the first place.
According to the Centre for Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (2006), anger management issues all consist of the same things: “the way we interpret our experience, the way we recognize, express and control anger and the errors in communication with others” (para. Anger Management). For the adolescent trying to manage his anger, he may have had an experience in his early adolescent years that has caused him to judge himself or become depressed about under lying issues and as a way to cope with his problems he resorts to anger. In years leading up to the child’s adolescent year he may have seen his mother be abused and felt