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Certified Anger Management Treatment Professional: 2-Day Certification Course
Certified Anger Management Treatment Professional: 2-Day Certification Course

Where:   PASADENA, CA

When:  Thursday, May 16, 2019 - Friday, May 17, 2019

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$439.99
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$399.99
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SHERATON PASADENA
303 EAST CORDOVA ST
PASADENA, CA 91101
Phone:  626- 449-4000
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Course Description:

Working with angry clients can make sessions uncomfortable, stressful and anxiety inducing.

But all clinicians will encounter anger, whether it’s the focus of your practice, or something that arises as you help clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, shame, addiction and other issues.

This 2-Day Certification Course will give you the skills and clinical tools you need to confidently and effectively work with angry clients and fundamentally change their destructive relationship with anger.

Attend and get proven strategies that derail anger in the moment, challenge dysfunctional thoughts, and help clients let go of anger rooted in the past. You’ll also get detailed guidance on how to teach your clients the skills they need to constructively communicate anger without the outbursts that damage their most important relationships, jeopardize their careers, and put their health at risk.

Better still, you’ll leave this 2-Day Certification course having met the full educational requirements to become a Certified Anger Management Treatment Professional (AMTP), setting yourself apart from others in your field, and letting those you work with know that you’ve invested the time and effort necessary to provide treatment at the highest level!

Sign up today, become a Certified Anger Management Treatment Professional, and get the skills and confidence you need to successfully help your clients overcome the anger damaging their lives!
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 systems in the brain
  • The fight-flight-freeze response of anger
  • Connections between the frontal and temporoparietal region
  • How breathing affects the survival brain
  • Why fighting/hiding anger doesn’t work
Anger and Co-Occurring Disorders: Trauma, Addiction, Depression and More
  • The relationship between anger and addiction
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder
  • ODD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • When anxiety presents as anger
  • The role of anger in depression
  • Anger after trauma
Shame, Fear, Guilt and the Underlying Causes of Anger
  • Avoidance, shame, fear and guilt
  • The connection between anger and grief
  • The cycle of anger
  • How anger styles inform your clinical approach
    • Masked anger
    • Chronic anger
    • Explosive anger
    • Passive aggressive
The Intersection of Anger and Abuse
  • Assessment of violence potential
  • Is domestic abuse an anger management problem?
  • Controlling others
Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning
  • Create a safe therapeutic environment
  • Build emotional vocabulary
  • Establish short-term and long-term goals
  • Strategies for working with groups
Teach Clients to Identify Anger Triggers
  • How to use anger logs with clients
  • Monitoring physiological sensations of anger
  • Identify words and actions that escalate
  • Practical goals and commitment to change
  • Assessing for client strengths
Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques To Derail Anger in the Moment
  • Reset anger with breath work
  • Progressive muscle relaxation techniques to maintain control
  • Mindful anger techniques and choice awareness
  • Guided imagery to put clients in charge of anger
  • The Lifesaver Technique
Cognitive Approaches to Challenge the Dysfunctional Thoughts Behind Anger
  • CBT exercises to reduce negative self-talk
  • Cognitive restructuring and defusion from judgmental thoughts
  • Problem-solving and hypothetical situation training
  • Creative thought stopping tools for emotional regulation
  • Distraction and disengagement strategies
Therapeutic Strategies to Release Old Anger and Lingering Resentments
  • Anger and identity
  • The cost of avoidance
  • Why forgiveness (and self-forgiveness) is never easy
  • Prerequisites to letting go of the past
  • Conduct a cost-benefit analysis intervention
  • Forgiveness interventions to “turn off” resentment
Teach Clients to Constructively Communicate Anger
  • Assertiveness training techniques
  • Communicate anger effectively with “I” statements
  • The active role of acceptance
  • Mindfully respond to anger in interpersonal relationships
  • Defuse anger with humor and other conflict resolution strategies
Anger Management Strategies for Kids and Adolescents
  • How anger escalates in kids
  • Normalizing anger as a healthy emotion
  • Communication skills to alleviate frustration
  • Coping skills for stress and anxiety
  • Feelings thermometer – connect feelings to coping skills
Anger Management for Relationships
  • When mundane resentments spiral out of control
  • Interventions to overcome the blame habit
  • Teach clients active listening skills
  • Strategies to build emotional intelligence in couples
Research, Limitations of Anger Management Therapy
Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals
  • School Counselors
  • School Psychologists
  • School Social Workers

JEFF PETERSON, PH.D., LCPC, LPC, NCC, PCC

Dr. Jeff Peterson, Ph.D., LCPC, LPC, NCC, PCC, is a nationally certified counselor and licensed professional counselor who is a faculty member in the clinical counseling program at Northwestern University in Chicago. He also maintains a private practice where he focuses on anger issues, managing stress, couples therapy, anxiety and depression, dealing with shame and addiction, and sexual or gender identity issues.

Dr. Peterson serves on the editorial review board for the American Counseling Association and has lectured to mental health professionals throughout the country on how to avoid Microaggressions in a clinical setting, ethical concerns in therapy, and the psychological effects of shame.

He is the co-founder and organizer of the Healthcare Guild (healthcareguild.com), a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping sexual and gender minorities find affirming and culturally competent health care. Dr. Peterson is a graduate of the University of Iowa and Walden University, with a Ph.D. in clinical mental health counseling education and supervision.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Jeff Peterson maintains a private practice. He is a faculty member at Northwestern University. Dr. Peterson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Dr. Jeff Peterson is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors, American Psychological Association, and American Counseling Association.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the counseling services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1017. This activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

California Nurses: PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 12.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance.


Psychologists
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This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education.

California Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the CPA OPD to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PES010. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. PESI is offering this activity for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Psychologists/School Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for the program. Provider #1140. PESI is offering this activity for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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