Aggression replacement training: A multimodal intervention for aggressive adolescents

Linda Reddy, Arnold P. Goldstein

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This article provides an overview of Aggression Replacement Training (ART), an empirically validated and theoretically grounded multimodal intervention designed to prevent and reduce aggression in adolescents. ART consists of three components: (1) skills streaming, designed to teach a broad range of social skills; (2) anger control training, a method for empowering youth to modify their own anger responsiveness; and (3) moral reasoning education, training to motivate youth to use skills acquired through the other two training components. Implementation issues are presented. Strategies to successfully transfer and maintain acquired skills, as well as enhance trainee motivation, are outlined. Efficacy studies suggest that ART is an effective program for aggressive adolescents in a wide range of treatment settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInnovative Mental Health Interventions for Children
Subtitle of host publicationPrograms that Work
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781317719724
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)

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