Cope project
Aggression Replacement Training (ART)

NAME OF METHOD/TOOL/TECHNIQUE

Aggression Replacement Training (ART)

TARGET GROUP:

Delinquent people, ex-offenders, youth at risk of criminal behaviour

AUTHOR'S/ ORGANISATION'S NAME

Dr. Barry Glick and Dr. John C. Gibbs

LINK TO METHOD (IN ENGLISH)

https://aggressionreplacementtraining.com/

BRIEF SUMMARY

ART outlines three components contributing to the reduction of aggression and nurturing of social competence: pro-social skills, anger control, and moral reasoning. Pro-social behavior training is related to practicing social skills in a safe and supportive environment through role-play activities, modeling, and feedback. During the anger control phase, participants are taught strategies including recognition of perceptions and triggers, interpretation of cues of arousal, reduction of arousal and the use of self-instructions, taking into consideration the consequences, and self-evaluation. The moral component of ART aims to increase values, making the individual more likely to use the pro-social skills taught previously.