Initiative Description: Intervention Based on Cognitive-behavioral Therapy for aggression. The original program is intended for 13-17 year-old adolescents and consists of 12 sessions. In this research, it has been chosen to reduce the number of sessions up to 5. The aim of the first meeting is usually to create rules of the group and to motivate group participants; the aim of the second training is to introduce the anger management process and three ways of relaxation (imagining, deep breathing, counting back). ). In the 3rd meeting, the groups are introduced to progressive muscle relaxation, thinking-ahead and reminding techniques; in the 4th meeting – acquainted with the self-evaluation procedure and the defending technique; in the 5th meeting they are introduced to conflict resolution.
Study Results:The numbers of male and female physical and verbal aggression decreased as well as hostility and anger for females.
Reference: Normantaite, D., & Perminas, A. (2013). Changes in aggression of 13-17 year-old adolescents after intervention based on cognitive-behavioral therapy. Social Sciences, 1(79), 46-55.
Level of Evidence: Good