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Controlling Anger and Learning to Manage It Program: Corrections Version

William Winogron, Ph.D.
Marilyn Van Dieten, Ph.D.
Laurence Gauzas, Ph.D.
Vicki Grisim, M.Ed.

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About the Authors

William Winogron, Ph.D.
Dr. Winogron has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 1988. He has provided clinical consulting and training services to a wide range of clients, including federal and provincial government departments, private sector employers, and adolescent group home staff and residents.

In the realm of correctional service, Dr. Winogron has provided direct client services to adult and young offenders since 1987. His experience includes being the sole consulting psychologist for five residential facilities for young offenders in Ontario, Canada, as well as, creating and delivering numerous workshops for probation officers, parole officers and residential treatment staff on topics such as motivating offender clientele, assessing suicide risks, and cognitive approaches to treatment. Dr. Winogron is also one of very few Canadians to have an Associate Fellowship with the Institute for Rational-Emotive Therapy in New York.

Marilyn Van Dieten, Ph.D.
Dr. Van Dieten received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa. She worked for four years as a clinician with institutionalized offenders and six years as the Director of Adolescent and Family Services for the John Howard Society. Her responsibilities included the development, evaluation, and clinical supervision of treatment programs provided to youth and adults in conflict with the law.

In collaboration with her colleagues, Dr. Van Dieten has developed a series of intervention programs for correctional practitioners and clients, including Working with Offenders: Effective Intervention Strategies for Correctional Staff and Counter Point, a program designed to alter antisocial attitudes. She has also written and delivered treatment programs for abusive men, support groups for women and children who are victims of abuse, parent education programs, and service for adolescents who have been exposed to violence in the home.

Currently, Dr. Van Dieten works as a consultant with several correctional agencies. She also provides training in risk assessment, case management, and treatment to correctional practitioners in the United States and Canada.

Lawrence Gauzas, Ph.D.
Dr. Gauzas is Chief of Psychology Services at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre. He is a clinical professor of psychology at the University of Ottawa and adjunct research professor of psychology at Carleton University. He also maintains a private practice.

For the past 15 years, Dr. Gauzas has worked in the areas of anger management, conflict resolution, and crisis intervention. He developed and established the T.E.A.M.-3 program (Treatment Environment for Anger, Aggression, and Assault Management). He developed the Non-Physical Crisis Prevention and Intervention staff training program and has used it to train numerous individuals from varying fields in prevention and management of anger and aggressive behavior.

Dr. Gauzas has been actively involved in training employees in business, as well as, in the social services, health care, mental health, and correctional fields. He has conducted numerous workshops and seminars on managing anger and conflict in the workplace and stress inoculation, and on prevention and nonphysical crisis management of disturbed and aggressive behavior.

Vicki Grisim, M.Ed.
Vicki Grisim, M. Ed., completed her Masters degree in education at the University of Ottawa. She is currently working for Eastern Ontario Young Offenders Services (EOYOS), which provides counseling and support to high risk youth and their families. Ms. Grisim is a therapist in the Multisystemic Therapy Pilot Project and she provides clinical supervision to front-line workers in EOYOS' Community Support Team. Prior to her current positions, Ms. Grisim worked for seven years as a Community Support Team counselor. She has also assisted in writing a number of programs including Moving On, a group intervention program for female offenders.
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William Winogron, Ph.D.,
Marilyn Van Dieten, Ph.D.,
Laurence Gauzas, Ph.D., &
Vicki Grisim, M.Ed..

Age Range Males 14 and older

Administration Time
24 two-hour sessions

Administration Type Group sessions
(2–8 people)

Qualification Level B