REGULATING EMOTIONS TO MEND THE RULE-BREAKING BEHAVIOR: AN INTERVENTION STUDY
This study describes the application of an Emotion Regulation Training Program (ERTP) to a young male adult with emotion regulation (anger) problem which reinforced him to break rules. A large number of emotion regulation programmes are providing to the disturbed individuals in a very systematically and dedicative manner through using group format. But the effectiveness of implementing an individualized emotion regulation training programme still requires empirical support. Therefore, an emotion regulation training programme based on evidence based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques was developed specifically for rule-breaker and delivered to him twice a week for successive 5 weeks. The conceptualization of emotion regulation problem of the male young adult associated with rule-breaking behavior, course of psychological assessment and management along with recommendations to psychologists and clinicians working in various setups were discussed. These elements are particularly important in order to understand the dynamics of emotion regulation problem and to lessen the magnitude of gradually growing instances of rule-breaking behavior in our young adult’s population.
Keywords: rule-breaker, anger, emotion regulation, cognitive behavior technique, intervention study.
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