This course provides a comprehensive overview of the theories and concept of anger and its effective management. The authors of the course textbook are distinguished researchers, teachers and practitioners in the field of anger management, and their book offers a detailed, research-based and empirically validated “anger episode model.” This indispensable resource for human service professionals emphasizes how to help clients understand, manage, and prevent unhealthy anger. Students will study methodologies for teaching and working with clients to enhance their life skills, increase problem solving and change their responses to anger. Students will achieve a comprehensive and solid understanding of the theories and concepts of anger and will acquire a comprehensive skill set of anger management strategies/interventions for clinical practice. This course has accompanying power point lectures. You must have MS Power Point software to access the lectures.
Course Code: AM 500.
Contact hours of continuing education = 65.
Instructor/Course Author: Christian Conte, Ph.D
Link to Resume: Resume
TEXTBOOKS: There is one (1) required textbook for this course.
Kassinove, H., & Tafrate, R.C. (2002). Anger Management: The Complete Treatment Guidebook for Practitioners. Atascadero, CA: Impact Publishers. 1 edition (September 2002).
- ISBN-10: 1886230455
- ISBN-13: 978-1886230453
Link to Purchase on Amazon.com: click here
TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete this course. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the course within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an “incomplete” will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the course after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.
GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 65 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by AIHCP and will be permitted one more attempt to retake the online examination.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education by the South Carolina Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists licensing board, Provider # 4637. Access information
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (The Provider) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider number # CEP 15595 for 65 Contact Hours.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida State Board of Nursing Provider # 50-11975.
OTHER STATE BOARDS OF NURSING
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Arkansas Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Georgia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Professional Registered Nurses. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the New Mexico Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
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ONLINE CLASSROOM RESOURCES AND TOOLS
- Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as “open book” tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.
- Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page “Student Resource Center.” The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.
- Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.
- Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor’s online resume/biography, as well as your instructor’s specific contact information.
- Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional “readings” and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Define anger management
- Justify why “knowledge development” and “behavioral practice” should be combined in anger management therapy
- Identify the “base of knowledge” that Practitioners and Clients can share
- Assist clients who are struggling with anger
- Know how to talk angry clients down from anger episodes
- Discuss how anger can interfere with motor performance
- Understand how anger can interfere with cognitive performance
- Understand how anger relates to culture
- Discuss theories on anger management
- Identify the possible negative outcomes associated with anger reactions
- List and apply the stages of change in the Stages of Change Model as it relates to anger management
- Incorporate role plays and role reversals into an anger management program
- List the “five dimensions” of the Kassinove/Tafrate anger episode model
- Identify the different the different types of anger
- Understand the physiological processes of anger
- Explain the short and long-term effects of anger
- Understand the role of relaxation training when working with clients struggling with anger
- Understand the significance of mindfulness in working with clients struggling with anger
- Discuss the role of exposure
- Understand a basic model of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy as it relates to working with clients who struggle with anger
- Gain an understanding of the role of anger in your own life
- Help clients align their expectations with reality
- Understand the significance of validation in working with people who struggle with anger
- Identify how forgiveness can morph anger
- Assist clients in preparing for setbacks or future obstacles
A brief abstract of content:
- The Anger Episode Model
- Assessment and Diagnosis
- Overview of the Anger Management Program
- Assessing and Increasing Motivation
- Developing a Strong Therapeutic Alliance
- Increasing Awareness of Anger
- Avoidance and Escape
- Managing Physical Arousal
- Building Life-Skills
- Social Problem-Solving
- Fostering Cognitive Change
- Relapse Prevention
- Anger Reduction for Practitioners
- Anger Management Treatment Programs