Don't I Have the Right to Be Angry? book coverDon'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.

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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

Podcast from the University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Listen to a 35 minute interview with Howard Lipke conducted by Dr. Nancy Smyth, dean of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. The basics and history of the development of the HEArt program are discussed, as are research, general ideas about anger prevention work and clinical practice with combat veterans.

Episode 180 - Dr. Howard Lipke: HEArt for Veterans: Identifying the Hidden Emotion. (2015, November 23). inSocialWork Podcast Series. [Audio Podcast] Retrieved from

EMDR and Psychotherapy Integration book coverEMDR and Psychotherapy Integration

From the back cover: Recognizing the commonalities in human healing/growth traditions, EMDR and Psychotherapy Integration: Theoretical and Clinical Suggestions with Focus on Traumatic Stress offers therapeutic suggestions for use of EMDR that rely on the wisdom of previously established psychotherapies as well as that of religion and philosophy. While there is an emphasis on combat-related psychological problems, Dr. Lipke demonstrates how combat trauma and treatment contain the elements of a broad range of potentially traumatic events and the treatment of destructive stress reactions.

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Brochure for Veterans and Family

Download the Brochure For Veterans and Family (3rd edition)


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.
Version used in PTSD program for combat vets
Version published in StressPoints the newsletter of The Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)

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

Understanding Psychological Trauma Through Literature (DRAFT)


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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