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3. A social worker is seeing a 29-year-old male in a court-ordered anger management program. He has a history of assaultive behavior that has resulted in his arrest multiple times in the past. Most recently, he was arrested for assaulting his live-in girlfriend with whom he shares a child. This arrest resulted in the counseling order. Over time, the girlfriend allowed a restraining order to lapse and has permitted him back in the home. During a session the client becomes agitated and angry when discussing the girlfriend and her “controlling ways.” Finally, he terminates the session by stalking out, saying that he will have to “deal with her” himself. No explicit threat was voiced, but his level of anger was high and his history is concerning. The MOST appropriate response is to:

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