THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL COUNSELING IN REDUCING ANGER LEVELS IN JUVENILE OFFENDERS
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on the assumption that adaptive behavior and thoughts can be changed. Therefore, this study aims to analyze and examine the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral counseling in enabling the juvenile delinquent to develop ways to deal with anger by providing them with the necessary skills to successfully handle various anger provoking situations. The study sample consisted of 20 male juveniles who were divided into two groups: • The experimental group consists of 10 individuals • The control group consists of 10 individuals First the anger scale was applied to the totality of the sample (20 juvenile delinquents) In the second phase a collective cognitive-behavioral program was implemented in the experimental sample group. In the third and final phase, the anger scale was again applied to the entire sample, i.e., the experimental and control group. The results found that there was a noticeable decrease in the anger levels in the experimental group compared to the control group which did not experience any change.
Keywords: Cognitive Behavioral Group Program, Anger, Juvenile Delinquents.