Using a Cognitive–Behavioral Approach to Reduce Aggressive Responses in an Adolescent with Borderline Intelligence
Harum Saraswati, Rini Hildayani
Available Online August 2019.
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- aggressive, anger treatment, borderline, cognitive-behavioral, angry, adolescent.
- This research investigated the reduction of aggressive responses in an adolescent with borderline intelligence through the implementation of anger management intervention using a cognitive behavioral approach. The participant in this research was a thirteen-year-old girl who has difficulty in managing her anger which manifested in aggressive behavior. This research refers to anger management using a cognitive behavioral approach for people with intellectual disabilities, as developed by Taylor and Novaco (2005). Measurements were taken before and after the intervention through self-report measures, such as the Anger Expression Scale for Children (AESC) from Steele, Legerski, Nelson, and Phipps (2009); the anger thermometer from Taylor and Novaco (2005); and the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) from Achenbach (1991). The results of this study indicated that anger management using a cognitive behavioral approach can reduce aggressive responses in an adolescent with borderline intelligence. These results were seen from changes in the participant’s expression of anger before and after the intervention. Before the intervention, the participant expressed her anger through yelling, uttering harsh words, hitting, kicking, throwing, or destroying things. After the intervention, the participant was more able to control her anger and displayed fewer aggressive responses. Yelling and uttering harsh words rarely appeared.
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TY - CONF AU - Harum Saraswati AU - Rini Hildayani PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Using a Cognitive–Behavioral Approach to Reduce Aggressive Responses in an Adolescent with Borderline Intelligence BT - 2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 72 EP - 86 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.6 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.6 ID - Saraswati2019/08 ER -