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Certified Anger Management Treatment Professional: 2-Day Certification Course

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Explore the neurobiology of anger and identify the brain regions involved in processing anger.
  2. Delineate the phases of the anger cycle and communicate how this informs clinical practice.
  3. Evaluate current trends in managing anger in substance abuse treatment.
  4. Establish the connection between anger, violence and abuse.
  5. Characterize how clients’ can be taught to identify triggers so they can choose an appropriate response strategy.
  6. Engage reluctant and treatment-resistant clients with in-session mindfulness-based strategies.
  7. Manage responses to dysfunctional thoughts and judgmental beliefs with skills that effectively intervene in these processes.
  8. Reduce the body’s anger response with mindfulness training and diaphragmatic breathing techniques that diminish the body’s fight-or-flight response.
  9. Teach clients how to communicate anger constructively with assertiveness techniques.
  10. Increase clients’ emotional vocabulary to help them handle conflict without aggression.
  11. Conduct a cost-benefit analysis intervention to demonstrate the impact of “old anger” on clients’ lives.
  12. Employ clinical strategies that help avoid automatic defensiveness in clients and allow you to work safely with aggressive personalities.

Outline

The Neuroscience of the Angry Brain

Anger and Co-Occurring Disorders: Trauma, Addiction, Depression and More

Shame, Fear, Guilt and the Underlying Causes of Anger

The Intersection of Anger and Abuse

Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning

Teach Clients to Identify Anger Triggers

Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques To Derail Anger in the Moment

Cognitive Approaches to Challenge the Dysfunctional Thoughts Behind Anger

Therapeutic Strategies to Release Old Anger and Lingering Resentments

Teach Clients to Constructively Communicate Anger

Anger Management Strategies for Kids and Adolescents

Anger Management for Relationships

Risks and Limitations of Anger Management Therapy

Copyright : 06/06/2019