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Anger Management: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach

Course #: 06-1090

Price: $18.00

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CE Credit Hours: 3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

Reducing frequent and intense anger and its destructive consequences can lead to improved physical and mental health of individuals and families. The purpose of this intermediate level continuing education course, developed using information from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is to outline the components of a 12-week cognitive–behavioral anger management group treatment model for substance abuse and mental health clients who are experiencing anger control issues. Elements of weekly sessions are described in detail with specific instructions for group leaders, tables and exhibits that illustrate the key conceptual components of the treatment, and between-session challenges for group members.  In addition, a brief outline of research demonstrating clinically significant anger reduction effects as a result of CBT interventions is presented.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Recognize the purpose, conceptual framework, and rationale for anger management treatment.
  2. Discuss the payoffs, consequences, and myths associated with the inappropriate expression of anger.
  3. Learn to analyze and identify an anger episode and the events that indicate an escalation of anger.
  4. Exhibit an understanding of cognitive behavioral strategies for controlling anger including cognitive restructuring and thought stopping.
  5. Review the Conflict Resolution Model of anger management and learn to recognize assertive responses to anger rather than aggressive or passive responses.
  6. Examine the relationship between responses to anger and past familial interactions and how one's past has influenced thoughts, feelings, and attitudes.
  7. Identify how anger management group leaders can encourage and support efforts to develop anger control plans and to balance cognitive, behavioral, immediate, and preventive strategies.

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Course Date: 2020-01-02

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