“In The Anger Management Workbook for Women, Julie Catalano blends the best tools for anger management, and makes them understandable and accessible to women from all backgrounds. She grounds her wisdom with examples from the lives of ordinary women, and brings hope that coping with anger is possible and will lead to greater satisfaction in everyday relationships.” ― Michelle Pressma, LICSW
“The Anger Management Workbook for Women is a comprehensive, effective, and culturally sensitive guide for women who have difficulties with anger control. The material is accessible and offers practical step-by-step approaches for women to be able to change the negative impact of anger on their lives.” ― Joseph Pereira, MSW, LICSW, CAS; Director of Outlook Associates of New England
“Any woman dealing with her own anger and/or the anger of others will find this workbook of anger theory―understanding of angry feelings, behaviors, and alternative ways of thinking and acting―helpful. Using practical exercises and clear language, this book is an easily understandable and comprehensive guide to change.” ― Rona Troderman-King, LICSW, Couples and Family Therapist
“I found two immensely valuable things in this book: Julie Catalano does a good job of dismantling the shame one feels as a result of experiencing anger. The other is the opportunity provided to readers to learn strategies and maintain their progress. If you are looking for a non-judgmental resource for learning different ways of managing anger, this is the book for you. The Anger Management Workbook for Women is well-organized, well-researched, and easy to read.” ― Padmaja Surendranath, Founder, SanghWE: Collective for Women’s Empowerment
About the Author
JULIE CATALANO, MSW, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has been a practicing psychotherapist for more than 20 years. She is a graduate of the Boston University School of Social Work. Prior to entering social work, Ms. Catalano was the editor of the East Boston Community Newspaper in East Boston, Massachusetts, and taught English in Poland for two years as part of the WorldTeach program. Ms. Catalano worked as a community mental health clinician for Catholic Charities in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and as a family therapist and outreach clinician for the Family Center, Inc. (now the Parenting Journey) in Somerville, Massachusetts. Ms. Catalano is the director of Neighborhood Counseling and Community Services, Inc., a nonprofit community mental health group practice dedicated to keeping community mental health services accessible to all. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter. Ms. Catalano resides in Somerville, Massachusetts, with her husband, two children, and their dog, Fluffy.
Foreword writer DR. SANDRA P. THOMAS holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Education, as well as an MSN, all received from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Thomas chairs the PhD program and teaches doctoral courses at the University of Tennessee, College of Nursing. She focuses on phenomenological approaches to teaching and research. She chairs a transdisciplinary phenomenology research group that meets weekly in the College of Nursing. Primary research foci are women’s mental health issues and recovery from abuse. Dr. Thomas has served as editor of Issues in Mental Health Nursing since 1997. Currently, she serves on the board of the International Society of Psychiatric- Mental Health Nurses Foundation and the Expert Panel on Violence of the American Academy of Nursing.