AccordingABATEMENT ANGER to Stanton Samenow, Ph.D“Anger management as a conceptlegitimizes anger.”“It says anger is OK; you just haveto manage it.”“This idea is flawed, flawed, flawed,doomed to failure.“Our actions are framed by our thoughts. If we havethese thoughts, they have the potential to harmothers physically, emotionally, and financially.” 4
Researchers from theAddictions Research CentreResearch Branch of theCorrectional Service ofCanada have clearlydemonstrated thataggression is closely linkedto alcohol use andimpairment. It is surprisingthat most anger treatmentprograms ignore thisimportant dimension.
THE INSTITUTE IS LICENSEDBY THE STATE OF NEW YORK FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCEABUSE RELATED DISORDERS.
Dr. Richard Dackow- Director Anger Abatement Program:Richard J. Dackow is a licensed psychologist who earned his Ph.D. from FordhamUniversity Lincoln Center Campus, New York, a Professional Diploma in SchoolPsychology at St. Johns University, Jamaica, NY. and Master’s Degree inClinical/Counseling Psychology at Springfield College, Springfield, Massachusettsand a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors in Psychology at the StateUniversity College at Oneonta, NY.Dr. Dackow has forty years psychology experience. Most recently he served asClinical Supervisor Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Treatment Unit forPrison Health Services Inc. at The Rose M. Singer Correctional Center on Riker’sIsland New York. He is especially interested in of anger dysfunction treatment,alcohol and substance abuse. He is the Past Director of the Suffolk County BarAssociations Lawyer’s Assistance Program.(LAP) has also served as SupervisingPsychologist for the Suffolk County Probation Department Day ReportingProgram and The Director of Classification for the Suffolk County SheriffDepartment . He was a Professor of Behavioral Science at New York Institute ofTechnology in the College Accelerated Program for Police and has also supervisedgraduate students from, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, St. John’s University,Adelphi University, Hofstra University, Stony brook University Psychiatric NursePractitioner Program and The Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology which is adivision of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, of Yeshiva University.