Evaluation of a Norwegian postgraduate training programme for the implementation of Aggression Replacement Training

Authors: Gundersen, Knut1; Svartdal, Frode2

Source: Psychology, Crime and Law, Volume 11, Number 4, December 2005 , pp. 435-444(10)

Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group

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In 2002, Rogaland College—an educational institution for the training of social educators, nurses and occupational therapists in Norway—started a postgraduate training programme entitled “Training of Social Competence”. The main subject of the programme was Aggression Replacement Training (Goldstein, Glick, & Gibbs, Aggression Replacement Training: A comprehensive intervention for aggressive youth. Champaign, IL: Research Press, 1998), and the programme's most important purposes were to train students in the identification, treatment, and prevention of aggressive and anti-social behaviour, and to teach them skills for the implementation of ART in organizations. Thus, the programme explicitly addressed factors associated with treatment effects, skills required as an ART trainer and programme implementation skills. The present paper reviews relevant research and briefly describes the positive evaluation results of the training programme.

Keywords: Aggression Replacement Training; anger control; evaluation; implementation; social competence; social skills

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10683160500256610

Affiliations: 1: Rogaland College, Nærbø, Norway 2: Department of Psychology, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

Publication date: December 1, 2005

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