Anger Management
 
Substance use and abuse often coexist with anger and violence. Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, for example, indicated that 40 percent of frequent cocaine users reported engaging in some form of violent behavior. Anger and violence often can have a causal role in the initiation of drug and alcohol use and can also be a consequence associated with substance abuse. Individuals who experience traumatic events, for example, often experience anger and act violently, as well as abuse drugs or alcohol.

Goal:
To enhance the clinical competency of behavioral health care professionals to implement a cognitive behavioral anger management program with their clients.

Objectives:
Upon completion of the workshop participants will;
  • Develop an increased understanding of the aggression cycle.
  • Develop an increased understanding of the role and influence of unmanaged anger in the recovery process.
  • Develop an increased understanding of the rationale and benefits of incorporating anger management interventions into treatment.
  • Be able to employ 2 cognitive behavioral interventions used to manage anger.
  • Identify 2 potential problems that could arise in an anger management counseling session, and suggest ways for dealing with those problems.
  • Incorporate anger management techniques into their counseling regimen
 
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