Don't I Have the Right to Be Angry? book coverBook Announcement

Don't I Have the Right to Be Angry?:
The HEArt Program for Veterans
and Others Who Want to Prevent Destructive Anger

Don't I Have the Right to Be Angry? presents ideas and exercises for preventing anger that people do not want. It was developed over 35 years of working with combat veterans and is expanded for the general public. While it includes standard cognitive and behavioral perspectives, it emphasizes understanding anger as a defense against more painful emotions. It also explores how past painful experience influences anger, and considers the complexities of forgiveness and acceptance. The book is written for all audiences, with sections of special interest to counselors and veterans.

For sale at

Powell's, Barnes and Noble,, and (government sales)

Additions to the book

Beginning a HEArt Presentation

Downloadable materials from the book

printable HEArt Log from Chapter IV

Downloadable marketing materials

Book Flyer
Book Announcement including contact info

What Helps Survey

Thank you to all of the participants of the What Helps Survey. We are compiling the results and will share our observations here when they are available.

Brochure for Veterans and Family

Download the Brochure For Veterans and Family (version 3)


Thinking and Feeling About Forgiveness
Fighting the Last War

On Stigma
Warning: Some of the language used in this paper might be considered less than professional, but so is the language of stigma.

An Overview of EMDR

Of Professional/Scientific Interest

The Preferred Emotion and the Use of Assessment Questions in the History and Preparation Phases of Standard EMDR

Amended Response to Institute of Medicine (IoM) Report to VA on PTSD Treatment

Four Activity Model of Psychotherapy

Getting Started Integrating EMDR

Great Lakes Event Questionnaire
Notes on the Great Lakes Event Questionnaire (GLEQ): A Structured Questionnaire for Trauma History

EMDR Clinician Survey 1995


Chicago Area Monthly Presentation

Dr. Lipke offers a monthly pro bono presentation to veterans and their families (and others with caring interest) about coping with the challenges of returning from military deployment at the Wheeling AmVets Post66.

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