Controlling Anger and Learning to Manage It-Effective Relapse-Prevention Program

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


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About the Authors

Dr. William Winogron
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, 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.

Dr. Marilyn Van Dieten
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 administered 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.

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., & Vicki Grisim, M.Ed..

Age Range Males 14 and older

Administration Time
8 two-hour sessions

Administration Type Group sessions
(2–8 people)

Qualification Level B