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2-Day Intensive Anger Management Certification Training
Audio CD
$439.99 USD
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This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on July 28, 2021.
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Audio CD - 8+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
7/28/2021 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Analyze the neurobiology of anger and the brain regions involved in processing anger.
  2. Investigate behavioral and bodily effects of anger and its influence on cognition.
  3. Evaluate the clinical implications of the association between anger and substance abuse.
  4. Analyze how mindfulness techniques can be used to help clinicians engage reluctant and treatmentresistant clients.
  5. Employ mindfulness training and diaphragmatic breathing techniques that diminish the body’s fight-or-flight response.
  6. Practice mindfulness skills that effectively intervene in dysfunctional thoughts and judgmental beliefs.
  7. Investigate the relationship between anger types and problem behaviors in clients.
  8. Investigate how clinicians can frame anger problems in a humanistic and compassionate manner that leverages client rapport and client insight.
  9. Employ strategies to help clients leverage acceptance of others to diminish angry externalizations and displacement of frustration.
  10. Employ mindfulness strategies to decrease levels of impulsivity and aggressiveness in angry clients.
  11. Investigate the use of Yalom-style process-focused groups to reinforce skill acquisition and responsiveness in the treatment of anger and aggression.
  12. Investigate how clinicians can navigate politically and ideologically provocative client self-disclosures in therapy.
The Brain-Body View of Anger: Enhance Anger Management with a Neuroscience Perspective
  • Evolutionary psychology of anger
  • Anger systems in the brain and threat perception
  • Neurophysiology of anger v. fear
  • Limbic, PFC & TPJ
  • Fight-Flight-Freeze
  • Breathing and the survival brain
The Mind View of Anger: How Perfectionism and All-or-Nothing Thinking Keep Clients Stuck in Anger
  • Dualistic & all-or-nothing thinking
  • Attention tunneling/hyperfocus
  • Perfectionism and righteous anger
  • Righteousness as confusion/ambivalence reduction
Anger, Substance Abuse and Violence
  • Relationship between anger and addiction
  • Assessment of violence potential
  • Is domestic abuse an anger management problem?
  • Anger & self-harm
Anger Management as Fear Management: Teaching Clients to Distinguish Real Threats from Paper Tigers
  • Real fears
  • Symbolic fears
  • Courage of acceptance
  • Escape of action (“To act out is to run”)
  • An informal typology of anger - how anger style informs treatment approach
Motivate the Unwilling: 4 Steps to Greater Engagement with Angry and Avoidant Clients
  • Mood/affect stabilization
  • Relational stabilization
  • Impulse control
  • Damage control
Short-Term Anger Management Solutions: A 4-Session Approach to Improve Impulse Control and Self-Regulation
  • Session 1: Mindfulness-Based Impulse Control Training
  • Session 2: Choice Awareness Training & Pattern Interruption
  • Session 3: Symbolic Threat Inoculation
  • Session 4: Bottom-Up Self-Regulation
  • Facilitating homework compliance
  • Real life anger management practice
Long-Term Anger Management: Strategies and Techniques for Lasting Behavioral Change
  • Attributional retraining – help clients to not take things personally
  • Effort acceptance – exercises to stop feeling shortchanged
  • Learning from fear & rascal sages
  • Relativity training to overcome righteous anger
  • Neurobehavioral empathy training & mirroring to promote relational stability
  • Neuroendocrine time-out & social fasting
  • Assertiveness training – teach clients to set healthy boundaries
  • Techniques to communicate anger without aggression
  • Group work - strategies to reinforce skill acquisition
  • Eastern know-how of equanimity – from anger to compassion
  • Manage politically and ideologically provocative client self-disclosures in therapy
Research, Treatment Risks and Limitations


Pavel Somov, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice with over 20 years of clinical experience working with anger management, shame, guilt, self-criticism, eating issues, and perfectionism. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings including running a drug and alcohol treatment program in a county jail.

Dr. Somov is on the advisory board for The Mindfulness Project (London, UK) and has conducted a variety of trainings for mental health professionals both domestically and internationally on applying mindfulness-based interventions to a variety of psychological issues.

His work has been discussed in a number of radio interviews and in print publications including Martha Stewart's Body + Soul Magazine and Oprah Winfrey's O Magazine. Dr. Somov is the author of Anger Management Jumpstart: A 4-Session Mindfulness Path to Compassion and Change (PESI Publishing, 2013) as well as a number of self-help books on perfectionism, overeating, and addiction.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Pavel Somov maintains a private practice. He receives royalties as an author for New Harbinger Publishing and PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Somov receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Pavel Somov is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association.
Continuing Education Credits

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**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.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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