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Howard Kassinove

Professor Emeritus of Psychology


Degrees

PHD, 1970, Adelphi Univ; MA, 1965, Hofstra Univ; BA, 1963, Adelphi Univ


Bio

Research Interests

  • Anger, aggression, and violence: etiology and treatment issues.
  • Rational-Emotive Personality Theory and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
  • Compliance with professional recommendations in psychotherapy
  • Techniques of behavior therapy for the treatment of anger, anxiety, depression, and guilt.
  • Cross cultural and international issues in psychotherapy

Publications

Books

  • Tafrate, R.C. & Kassinove, R.C.  (2009). Anger Management for Everyone: Seven proven methods to control anger. Impact Publishers, Atascadero, CA.
  • Kassinove, H. & Tafrate, R.C. (2006). DVD Video demonstrations to accompany Anger Management: The complete practitioner’s guidebook for the treatment of anger.  Impact Publishers, Atascadero, CA.
  • Кассинов Говард & Тафрейт Реймонд. (2006). Управление гневом: Полное практическое руководство для психотерапевтов. Sova Publishers. St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Kassinove, H. & Tafrate, R.C. (2005). El manejo de la agresividad: Manual de tratamiento competo para profesionales. Editorial Desclee de Brouwer, S.A. Bilbao, Espana.
  • Kassinove, H. & Tafrate, R.C. (2002). Anger Management: The complete treatment guidebook for practitioners. Impact Publishers, Atascadero, CA.
  • Kassinove, H. (Ed). (1995). Anger Disorders: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Taylor & Francis International Publishers, Washington, DC.

Book Chapters (since 2000)

  • Kassinove, H. & Toohey, M. J. (in press). "Anger regulation." In R.C. Tafrate and D. Mitchell. Forensic CBT: A Practitioners Guide.
  • Kassinove, H. & Toohey, M. J. (in press). "Dysfunctional adult anger: Basic issues and treatment strategies." In L. Grossman and S. Walfish. Translating Research into Practice: A Desk Reference for Practicing Mental Health Professionals. Springer.
  • Kassinove, H. (2009).  “Anger.”  In McKay, D., Abramowitz, J. & Taylor, S.  The expanded scope of cognitive behavior therapy.  Lessons learned from refactory cases.  Washington, DC: APA Press.
  • Kassinove, H. (2007). Finding a useful model for the treatment of anger and aggression: Comments on Novaco’s “Anger Dysregulation: Its Assessment and Treatment” and DiGiuseppe, Cannela and Kelter’s “Effective anger treatments require a functional analysis of the anger response.” In T. Cavell, T. and  K.T. Malcolm (eds.). Anger, aggression, and interventions for interpersonal violence.  NY: Erlbaum.
  • Kassinove, K., & Tafrate, R. (2006).  Anger Related Disorders: Basic Issues, Models, and Diagnostic Considerations.  In E. Feindler (ed). Comparative treatments of anger disorders. NY: Springer.
  • Tafrate, R.C. & Kassinove, H.  (2006).  Cognitive behavioral treatment for the case of Anthony.  In E. Feindler (ed). Comparative treatments of anger disorders. NY: Springer
  • Kassinove, K., & Tafrate, R. (2005).  Cognitive behavioral treatment for disruptive anger.  In A. Freeman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of cognitive behavior therapy.  New York, NY: Kluwer/Springer.
  • Tafrate, R. C.& Kassinove, H. (2004). Cognitive behavior therapy with anger disordered patients: Strategies of the beginning phase of treatment. In R. Leahy (Ed.). Overcoming roadblocks in cognitive behavior therapy.  NY: Guilford

Publications (since 2000)

  • Toohey, M. J., Kassinove, H. & Broll-Barone, B. (2011). Furie şi muzică în terapia cognitivă a adolescenţilor: pierdem din vedere un potenţial sprijin în cadrul intervenţiei? (Anger and music in adolescent cognitive therapy: Are we missing a potential aid to intervention). Revista de Psihologie şcolară / Romanian Journal of School Psychology, 4, 7- 18.
  • Kassinove, H. & Tafrate, R. C. (2010). Application of a Flexible, Clinically Driven Approach for Anger Reduction in the Case of Mr. P. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 18, 222-234.
  • Broll-Barone, B.,  Iacovelli, A., & Kassinove, H. (in press).  Disruptive Anger in Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Treatment Issues. Romanian Journal of School Psychology.
  • Kassinove, H. & Tafrate, R. C. (in press). Application of a Flexible, Clinically Driven Approach for Anger Reduction in the Case of Mr. P.  Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.
  • Kassinove, H., Broll-Barone, B., & Whitney, I. (2008). After the revolution: Psychology in Romania. International Psychology Bulletin, 13, 20-22.
  • Kassinove, H. (2004). International travel reduces professional myopia. Reflections on what you can teach students about professional psychology if we take them abroad. Psychotherapy Bulletin, 39, 24-30.
  • Kassinove, H. (2004).  ЗЛОСТЬ: ОПРЕДЕЛЕНИЕ, ОТЛИЧИЕ И ЛЕЧЕНИЕ (Anger: Definition, differentiation and treatment. Clinical Psychology Herald. 1, 47-50 (In Russian).
  • Brown, D. T., Bensen, J., Walker, N.W., Sternberger, L.G., Lung, D.S., & Kassinove, H.  (2004). A systemic view of higher education and professional psychology. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 60, 1091-1108
  • Sukhodolsky, D.G., Kassinove, H, & Gorman, B.S. (2004). Cognitive behavioral therapy for anger in children and adolescents: A meta-analysis. Aggression and Violent Behavior
  • Tafrate, R.C., Kassinove, H., & Dunedin, R. (2002).  Anger episodes of angry community residents. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 58, 1573-1590
  • Kassinove, H., Roth, D., Owens, & Fuller, J.R.  (2002). Effects of trait anger and anger expression style on competitive attack responses in a wartime prisoner’s dilemma game. Aggressive Behavior, 28, 117-125

Presentations

International (since 2000)

  • Kassinove, H.. & Broll Barone, B. (May 2011).  The practice of clinical behavior therapy. Two-day course given at the University  of Oradea. Oradea, Romania.
  • Kassinove, H. & Broll-Barone, B.  (May 2011.  Anger disorders: What we know and how we treat. Invited workshop given at the University of Oradea. Oradea, Romania.
  • Kassinove, H. (March 2010).  Anger Disorders. Address given at the 54th anniversary celebration of Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Kassinove, H. & Broll Barone, B. ( March 2010).  Anger Disorders: Diagnosis, definition and treatment. Special invited address at Taiwan National University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Kassinove, H. & Broll-Barone, B.  (November, 2009).  Definition, diagnosis and treatment of anger disorders. Invited two-day presentation given at the University of Oradea. Oradea, Romania.
  • Kassinove, H. & Schare, M. (November, 2009).  The practice of clinical behavior therapy. Invited three-day course given at the University of Oradea. Oradea, Romania.
  • Kassinove, H.,  Tsytsarev, S., Whitney, I. & Broll-Barone, B.  (October  2008).  Diagnosis and treatment of anger disorders.  Invited four-day presentation given at St. Petersburg State University, Russia.
  • Kassinove, H., Whitney, I. & Broll-Barone, B.  (April 2008).  Definition, diagnosis and treatment of anger disorders. Invited two-day presentation given at the University of Oradea. Oradea, Romania.
  • Kassinove, H., Whitney, I. & Broll-Barone, B.  (April 2008).  The treatment of anger disorders. Invited presentation given at Babes-Bolyai University. Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Kassinove, H. (May 2007).  Cognitive – Behavior Therapy: Origins, Scope, and Relationship to Faith, Philosophy and Science.  Jubilee session presentation, PsychoNeurology in the Contemporary World, as part of the 15th World Congress of the World Association of Dynamic Psychiatry.  Held at the Bekhterev Psychoneurological Insititute, St. Petersburg, Russia,
  • Kassinove, H. & Whitney, I.  (May 2007).  Forgiveness Interventions for Adult Anger Disorders.  Jubilee session presentation, PsychoNeurology in the Contemporary World, as part of the 15th World Congress of the World Association of Dynamic Psychiatry.  Held at the Bekhterev Psychoneurological Insititute, St. Petersburg, Russia,
  • Kassinove, H. (March, 2007).  Behavioral treatment of anger and aggression. Invited lectures given at the Sung Shin Women's University and the Korean Cognitive Behavior Therapy Association, Seoul, South Korea
  • Kassinove, H. (September, 2006). Violence, anger, and aggression.  Invited lecture given at a meeting of the Argentinian Association of Mental Health, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Kassinove, H. (September 2006). Understanding and treating anger and aggression.  Invited lecture series at Universidad Argentina JFK, Buenos Aries, Argentina.
  • Kassinove, H. & Summers, M. (September 2006).  Clinical psychology in developing and developed countries. Given at the Department of Clinical Psychology, Universidad Argentina JFK, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Kassinove, H. & Tafrate, R.C. (July 2006). Treatment of situational and pervasive anger. Presentation given at the 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Athens, Greece.
  • Tafrate, R. C. & Kassinove, H. (July 2006). The initial approach: Beginning treatment with anger disordered adults.  Presentation given at the 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Athens, Greece.
  • Kassinove, H. (January 2006).  Principles and practices for the treatment of anger disorders.  Presentation  given at the International Conference on Counseling and Health Psychology. Vellore, India.
  • Kassinove, H. & Scardapane, J.  (January 2006).  Single subject research methods.  Presentation given at the International Conference on Counseling and Health Psychology.  Vellore, India.
  • Kassinove, H. & Whitney, I. (January 2005). Social Power, Social Influence and Compliance
    in Professional Psychology
    .  Paper presented at the International Conference on Power and Psychology. St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Kassinove, H. & Deffenbacher, J. (January 2005). Diagnosis and treatment of anger disorders.  Invited lecture given at the Bekhterev Psychoneurological Institute. St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Kassinove, H. (January, 2005). Mental States of Anger and Their Effect on Health: A Western Perspective. Paper given at the International Seminar on Anger and Aggression at the University of Pune.  Pune, India.
  • Kassinove, H. (January, 2005). Anger Disorders. Invited presentation given at the Omeo Kumar Institute of Social Sciences. Assam, India.
  • Kassinove, H. (January, 2005). Anger Disorders. Invited presentation given at the University of Nagaland. Kohima, India.
  • Kassinove H. (April 2003).  Cross cultural aspects of anger: Etiology and Treatment.  Paper presented at the International Symposium on Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Emotional Disorders.  Part I: Moscow  (Mental Health Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • Kassinove H. (April 2003).  Cross cultural aspects of anger: Etiology and Treatment.  Paper at the International Symposium on Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Emotional Disorders.  Part II: St. Petersburg State University.
  • Kassinove, H. (April, 2002). Professional training in clinical and school psychology. Evolution of the American Model. Paper presented at the International Conference on Psychology Education: Curriculum and Teaching.  St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Kassinove, H. (January 2001).  Treatment of anger problems: A community view.  Plenary presentation given at the annual meeting of the Bombay Psychological Society. Mumbai, India.
  • Kassinove, H. (January 2001).  Treatment of anger: Considerations for the international business community.  Presentation given at the Guwahati Rotary Club.  Assam, India.
  • Kassinove, H. (January 2001).  Etiology and treatment of anger: Latest research findings. Presentation given at the Department of Psychology, University of Pune, Pune, India.
  • Kassinove, H. (January, 2000). Adult anger disorders: Etiology and the ABarb@ treatment.  Paper presented at a symposium on Clinical and Family Problems: Empirically Based Solutions at the  87th Indian Science Congress (Section of Psychology and Educational Services), Pune, India.

United States/North America: National/Regional (since 2000)

  • Stasi, J., Kassinove, H., Klein, M., Petikas, N., Risola, K. & Zilberman, S. (2010). Effects of Communication About a Medical Diagnosis on Emotional Arousal.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.
  • Kassinove, H., Nakajima, K, Broll-Barone, B. Stasi, J., Toohey, M, & Risola, K. (2010) Acceptability of Psychotherapy Interventions in Adults with Anger Problems. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA
  • Kassinove, H. (2009).  Clinical case conference moderator: Adult Anger.  Given at the annual meeting of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, New York, NY
  • Kassinove, H. (2008).  Clinical case conference panelist. Given at the annual meeting of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies,  Orlando, FL
  • Kassinove, H. & Tafrate, R.C. (2008).  Pre-Convention Institute.  The reluctant angry client: Engagement, assessment and treatment. Given at the annual meeting of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies,  Orlando, FL
  • Kassinove, H.  Anger and forgiveness.  (2008). Invited presentation given to the New Jersey Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists, Westfield, NJ.,
  • Kassinove, H. & Tafrate, R.C. (2007). Grand Rounds Presentation The treatment of anger disorders.  Given at the annual meeting of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, Philadephia, PA
  • Kassinove, H. & Tafrate, R.C. (2006). Master clinician presentation on the treatment of anger disorders.  Given at the annual meeting of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, Chicago, IL.
  • Kassinove, H. (2006).  Discussant as part of a symposium on Anger Disorders: Beyond college student and analogue samples.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Sukhodolsky, D., Ruchkin, V. &  Kassinove, H. (2006) Anger Experience, Social Functioning, and Depression in Russian Juvenile Delinquents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Tafrate, R.C. & Kassinove, H. (2002). Defining Disruptive Anger: The Anger Episode Model.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.  Chicago, Il.
  • Kassinove, H. & Tafrate, R. (2002).  Treatment of Disruptive Anger: A Model Based on Episode Analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.  Chicago, Il.
  • Fuller, J. R. & Kassinove, H. (2002). Effects of Anger On Attack Responses In the Prisoner's Dilemma. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.  Chicago, Il.
  • Davidson, I., Kassinove, H, & Read, M. (November 2001). Effects of social context and gender on anger expression. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Tsytsarev, S. & Kassinove, H. (August, 2001).  Categorization and treatment of anger by Russian mental health professionals.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.  San Francisco, CA.
  • Kassinove, H. (August, 2001).  Discussant as part of a symposium on Use of exposure for the treatment of anger disorders.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.  San Francisco, CA.
  • Kassinove, H. & Fuller, J. Ryan (November 2000). The experience, expression and treatment of clinically angry men.  Paper given as part of a symposium on Anger: Implications in community and clinical populations at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA
  • Kassinove, H. (November 2000).  Discussant as part of a symposium on Anger: Implications in community and clinical populations at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA
  • Kassinove, H.  (April, 2000). Treatment of domestic anger and violence.  Paper delivered at the Second Annual Conference on Anger and Rage.  U.S. Journal Training, Las Vegas, NV
  • Kassinove, H. & Tafrate, R. C. (May, 2000).  Anger management for clients and counselors. J.K. Seminars Professional workshop series.  Lancaster, PA
  • Davidson, I., Golub, A. & Kassinove, H.  (2000, August). Effects of Social Context on Experience and Expression of Anger.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Kassinove, H. & Fuller, J.R. (2000, August).  Interpersonal Insults, Anger, and Aggression: Rational Responses to Aversive Verbalizations.   In H. Kassinove, Anger and Aggression - Episode Analysis, Prevention, Reduction, and Peace.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Teaching Interests

Anger and Anger Disorders Interviewing methods Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Techniques of Classic Behavior Therapy

Research Interests

Anger management psychotherapy Forgiveness interventions for anger Compliance with professional recommendations Motivational Interviewing techniques

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
PSY 223 RES DESIGN II: INDEP PROJECTS Graduate
PSY 227 INTERVIEWING/COUN PROF PSY Graduate
PSY 242 LABORATORY IN ASSESSMENT I Graduate
PSY 242A LAB IN ASSESSMENT I SEMINAR Graduate
PSY 414 CS: TREATMENT OF ANGER & AGRSN Graduate
PSY 601 DISSERTATION SEMINAR Graduate
PSY 602 DISSSERTATION PROP PREP Graduate
PSY 604 DISSERTATION ADVISEMENT Graduate
PSY 605A DISSERTATN EXTENSION Graduate
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