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AM 520 – Domestic Violence And Anger Management


This course focuses on the issues of anger that are common in cases of domestic violence. Students will examine what constitutes domestic violence and will learn strategies to help clients confront their anger appropriately. Various types of rage will be examined. Strategies and a model for working with groups of clients will be studied. Also examined will be the Anger Wheel model and how to assess and use it in developing strategies for dealing with anger. Issues that children suffer in cases of domestic violence, including child anger are presented. The student will also learn the common profiles of those who remain in abusive relationships. Contact hours of continuing education = 45. Course Code: AM 520.

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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 are two (2) textbooks for this course. This course covers all of the material in both of the textbooks.


Ronald T. Potter-Efro (2015).Handbook of Anger Management and Domestic Violence Offender, Routledge; 2 edition (February 19, 2015) ISBN-10: 0415717183

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Dawn Bradley Berry (2010).The Domestic Violence Sourcebook, McGraw-Hill Education; 3 edition (August 1, 2000) ISBN-10: 0737304197

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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).  Identify what constitutes domestic violence

2). Articulate why trust is the foundation for positive relationships

3). Assist clients who are struggling with anger related to domestic violence issues

4). Understand an anger management program design for group participants

5).  Develop a self-reflective practice for working with people who struggle with issues of domestic violence

6). Identify issues that might impact your own countertransference when working with individuals who struggle with the issue of anger and domestic violence

7). Articulate the different types of rage that people experience

8). Assist clients in understanding more effective behavioral patterns to engage in as alternatives to the cycle of violence

9). Understand the Violence Wheel and the impact of such knowledge on domestic violence

10). Understand the impact domestic violence has on children

11). Identify typical characteristics of people who are in the pattern of abusing

12). Identify the core of domestic violence


  • Cultural Overviews
  • Seeds of Anger and Domestic Violence
  • Types of Abusive Families
  • The Effects of Abuse
  • Consequences of Abuse; anxiety, trauma and stress
  • Loss of Control
  • Depression
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Benefits of Meditation, Relaxation and Forgiveness
  • Active Anger and Passive Anger Triggers
  • Consequences of Silent Aggression
  • Learning to Say No