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.
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Additions to the book
Downloadable materials from the book
printable HEArt Log from Chapter IV
Downloadable marketing materials
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
Warning: Some of the language used in this paper might be considered less than professional, but so is the language of stigma.
Of Professional/Scientific Interest
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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