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Certified Anger Management Treatment Professional: 2-Day Certification Course

Program Information


  1. Analyze the neurobiology of anger and catalogue the brain regions involved in processing anger.
  2. Differentiate between the phases of the anger cycle and communicate how this informs clinical practice.
  3. Evaluate current trends in managing anger in substance abuse treatment.
  4. Inspect the connection between anger, violence and abuse.
  5. Characterize how clients’ can be taught to identify triggers so they can choose an appropriate response strategy.
  6. Use in-session mindfulness-based strategies to engage reluctant and treatment-resistant clients.
  7. Manage responses to dysfunctional thoughts and judgmental beliefs with skills that effectively intervene in these processes.
  8. Reduce the body’s anger response with mindfulness training and diaphragmatic breathing techniques that diminish the body’s fight-or-flight response.
  9. Teach clients how to communicate anger constructively with assertiveness techniques.
  10. Develop clients’ emotional vocabulary to help them handle conflict without aggression.
  11. Conduct a cost-benefit analysis intervention to demonstrate the impact of “old anger” on clients’ lives.
  12. Employ clinical strategies that help avoid automatic defensiveness in clients and allow you to work safely with aggressive personalities.


The Neuroscience of the Angry Brain

Anger and Co-Occurring Disorders: Trauma, Addiction, Depression and More

Shame, Fear, Guilt and the Underlying Causes of Anger

The Intersection of Anger and Abuse

Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning

Teach Clients to Identify Anger Triggers

Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques To Derail Anger in the Moment

Cognitive Approaches to Challenge the Dysfunctional Thoughts Behind Anger

Therapeutic Strategies to Release Old Anger and Lingering Resentments

Teach Clients to Constructively Communicate Anger

Anger Management Strategies for Kids and Adolescents

Anger Management for Relationships

Risks and Limitations of Anger Management Therapy

Copyright : 06/06/2019