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Cognitive Therapy: A Complementary Strategy for Expressed Anger During the Restraint of an Aggressive Individual

Andrew Hibbs (Mental Health Services Salford Nhs trust)

The British Journal of Forensic Practice

ISSN: 1463-6646

Article publication date: 1 June 2000

Abstract

This paper proposes a complementary strategy that works in conjunction with physical restraint and which seeks to address dysfunctional thinking patterns thought to be contributory to the maintenance of the emotion of anger during an incident of aggression. The paper also includes a clinical case example to illustrate a variety of techniques that are designed to engage, challenge and dispute negative automatic thoughts and expressed verbal dialogue in an individual who requires restraint due to his aggressive and potentially harmful behaviour, which is driven by anger.

Citation

Hibbs, A. (2000), "Cognitive Therapy: A Complementary Strategy for Expressed Anger During the Restraint of an Aggressive Individual", The British Journal of Forensic Practice, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 19-29. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636646200000014

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