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Drs. Kassinove and Tafrate have been working together for more than 25 years. Their goal is to improve the lives of adults, teenagers and families who suffer from needless anger and aggression.

Their jointly developed Anger Episode Model serves as the basis of their thinking.  It suggests that individual anger episodes consist of Triggers, Appraisals, Experiences, Urges to Act, Expressions, and Outcomes.  Their program of intervention is SMART. It is not a rigid one-size-fits-all model. Rather, in a SMART program, there is a Selection Menu of interventions for Anger Reduction Treatment.

Howard Kassinove PhD, ABPP

  • Professor and former Psychology Department Chairperson at Hofstra University, NY, USA

  • Director, Institute for the Study and Treatment of Anger and Aggression,

  • Has published more than 65 articles, 15 book chapters, seven books and videos

  • Has given 100+ national presentations  

  • Has given 50+ invited presentations in Argentina, India, South Korea, Romania, Russia, and Taiwan.

  • DIstinguished Diplomate, National Anger Management Association

Raymond Chip Tafrate, PhD

  • Professor and former Chair, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Central Connecticut State University, CT, USA

  • Has published 11 book chapters, 10 books and videos, 25 articles and technical reports.

  • Has given 100+ presentations in the USA, Australia, Canada, Russia, Spain and Thailand.

  • Specialist in Motivational Interviewing 

  • DIstinguished Diplomate, National Anger Management Association

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