Psychological Support for Overcoming the Consequences of Aggressive Behavior

Клиническая и специальная психология. 2018;6(4):168-186 DOI 10.17759/cpse.2017060411

 

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Journal Title: Клиническая и специальная психология

ISSN: 2304-0394 (Online)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

LCC Subject Category: Medicine

Country of publisher: Russian Federation

Language of fulltext: Russian

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AUTHORS

Ivanov S. (Doctor in Psychology, professor, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Sofia, Bulgaria, [email protected])

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

This article describes the meaning of the terms „aggression“, „aggressive“ and „aggressive behavior“. It specifies the nature and basic principles of psychological counseling. It aims to present techniques and best practices for overcoming the consequences of aggressive behavior. It describes a number intervention methods such as separation of the role functions from the personal reactions; progressive muscle relaxation, pragmatism to the manifestations of undesirable behavior, breathing techniques, visualization of positive images, method of biological feedback, meditation, neuro-linguistic programming, realistic approach to events, situations and persons involved in them, clear definition of their capabilities and competencies. These ways of influence are illustrated by describing two specific cases. They are suitable for both individual and group counseling. An examination of the symptoms and consequences of the aggressive behavior provides essential information on the experiences of the counselor’s clients as well as their relationship to the past, present and future.