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AM 510 – Dealing With Child Anger


This course provides a comprehensive look at anger children, their behaviors and how to best confront and deal effectively with the anger. Students will study and gain deeper understandings of the concepts and theories related to child anger and the behaviors of the explosive child. Models for accurate assessment are examined. Students will examine models of treatment management that will highly increase their skill levels and knowledge related to working with angry children. Students will examine methods for coaching parents to work with angry children at home. Conventional behavioral management treat models are explored in-depth. Models of motivation in working with children are examined as well. Contact hours of continuing education = 45. Course Code: AM 510.

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Pre-requisite: This course is particularly designed for licensed health care professionals seeking to meet education requirements for certification as a Certified Anger Management Specialist by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. You must be a licensed health care professional or an ordained and licensed clergy to enroll in this course.

You must have successfully completed AM 500: Anger Management: Concepts & Theories, before enrolling into this course.

instructor/Course Author:  Christian Conte, Ph.D

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This is a guided, independent study CEU Course. You are to study and progress at your own rate. There are no written assignments.

Reading/Study Assignment: There is one textbook for this course. This course covers all of the material in the text.


Greene, R.W. (2010). The Explosive Child: A New Approach for
          Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically
          Inflexible Children. New York: Harper.

 ISBN 978-0-06-190619-0

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There are additional course materials, including written materials as well as Power Point presentations and audio lectures. These are provided to students within the online classroom. Please note that you will need to have Power Point software to be able to access the presentations/audio lectures.

GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 45 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 the and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score, will be presented.

TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete all of the courses in this program. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the courses 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 courses after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.


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 45 Contact Hours.

This course, which is approved by the Florida State Board Of Nursing (CE Provider # 50-11975) also has the following Board of Nursing Approvals, for 45 contact hours of CE

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 New Mexico Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.


* 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:

1). Explain why there is a difference between assigning diagnoses and helping people understand their challenges and what to do about them
2). List the common characteristics of explosive children
3). Define the important first step in changing an explosive child’s maladaptive behavior
4). List the three crucial skill areas lacking in explosive children
5). Define explosive events
6). Describe the Four Cs of Parenting as they relate to the angry child
7). Refute common clichés about why a specific child acts explosively
8). Identify effective models of treatment for working with angry children
9). Identify lagging skills
10). Describe the role of the parent in a home with an explosive child
11). List the characteristic components of a conventional behavioral management program
12). List alternatives to reward and punishment programs
13). Understand how to utilize a collaborative problem solving model
14). Equate a child’s saying “I don’t care” with “I don’t know”
15). Take a child’s concerns seriously
16). Identify and describe an internal model of motivation
17). Explain the significance of non-attachment in interactions with explosive children
18). Assist children in taking into account the concerns of others
19). Recognize the conditions when medication might be appropriate
20). Understand how to relate to a divers range of communicators
21). List three general solutions to human problems
22). Identify maladaptive communication patterns
23). Assist children in conflicts between siblings
24). Assist parents of angry children in identifying and dealing with their own stressors
25). Describe behavioral patterns that intensify explosive situations



  • The Waffle Episode
  • Kids Do Well If They Can
  • Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems
  • Drama in Real Life
  • The Truth About Consequences
  • Three Plans
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • B Scenes
  • Extra Help
  • Family Matters
  • The Dinosaur in the Building
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