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    This home study program provides 20 NBCC Continuing Education Contact Hours.

    Prerequisite: High School Diploma.  If you Masters degree in a mental health field, check out our Anger Management Specialist Home Study Program.

    Anger Management Paraprofessional Home Study Program

    This Home Study Course Includes:
    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: The Basics of Helping People to Get Better -- Audio CD Home Study Program
    “Treating Anger & Violent Behavior -- A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach" -- Webinar recording on Computer CD
    How to Tolerate People (Audio CDs)
    How to Rid Yourself of Anger (Audio CDs)
    Dr. Aldo Pucci's Book, "Feel the Way You Want to Feel ... No Matter What!"
    Certification Examination


    What You Will Learn

    This course teaches trainees:

        -- the difference between anger management and correcting irrational anger
        -- how to effectively assess the client's anger problem
        -- how to distinguish between learned vs. not-learned anger
        -- physical factors that encourage an angry mood and natural methods to correct those factors
        -- helping clients develop reasons to refuse to anger themselves / engage in violent behavior
        -- a cognitive model of anger

        -- how to share that cognitive model with you clients
        -- how to build desirability for the cognitive model when clients insist that "people, things, and situations"
                 make them angry
        -- how to discover what a person actually is angry about
        -- a cognitive explanation for why anger outbursts seem to "just happen"
        -- how to share the cognitive explanation of outbursts with your clients
        -- how to recognize and correct the most common shoulds and musts that produce anger
        -- how the confusion of need and want creates intense anger
        -- catastrophizing and the Yerkes-Dodson Law
        -- how to dispute your clients' most anger-producing thoughts
        -- how to help clients develop new rational replacement thoughts
        -- how to help your clients practice their new calm reactions
        -- how to use excellent behavioral techniques to help clients to slow down their thoughts and behaviors to
                 react in a more rational manner
        -- how to help clients overcome anger-related problems, such as domestic violence,intermittent
                explosive disorder,
    and road rage.
        -- excellent natural approaches to treating anxiety symptoms and for relief of anxiety

     

    A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE BACKGROUND AND PHILOSOPHY OF CBT

    The theoretical and philosophical basis of CBT and how to be guided by it Learning CBT theory and how to apply it to many different therapeutic situations  Learn the myths and misconceptions of CBT to better address concerns with your clients and colleagues

    THE SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO CBT: HOW TO KNOW WHERE YOU ARE IN THE THERAPY PROCESS AT ANY GIVEN POINT

    Not all approaches to CBT are systematic

    Systematic approach to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

    Know where you are in the therapeutic process at any given point

    GOAL SETTING THE COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL WAY

    Developing goals for therapy, life goals and daily living goals

    How to motivate the client to develop goals and to achieve them

    THE ABC'S OF EMOTIONS: HOW TO TEACH CLIENTS WHAT CAUSES THEIR FEELINGS AND BEHAVIOR

    Understanding of the Emotional ABC's is essential to emotional and behavioral improvement

    Learn how to present the ABC's of emotions to their clients in a manner that is understandable

    Uncover "automatic thoughts" that make it appear as though people, situations and things cause feelings and behaviors

    Practice the ABC's during the seminar

    THE RATIONAL QUESTIONS: HOW TO HELP CLIENTS DETERMINE FOR THEMSELVES WHETHER OR NOT THEIR THOUGHTS ARE RATIONAL

    Learn how to teach clients the three rational questions to help clients determine whether or not their thinking and behavior is rational and healthy

    Practice the rational questions during the seminar

    COMMON MENTAL MISTAKES: HOW PEOPLE GO WRONG IN THEIR THINKING, AND HOW TO HELP THEM CORRECT THOSE MISTAKES

    Learn how to recognize errors in clients' thinking

    Learn how to teach clients to recognize for themselves errors in their own thinking

    Help clients correct those mistakes and develop new, rational replacement thoughts

    HELPING PEOPLE PRACTICE THEIR NEW THOUGHTS, FEELINGS AND BEHAVIORS

    Learn excellent techniques that help clients practice their new, rational thoughts and behaviors

    HOW TO END THERAPY, ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER LONG-TERM RESULTS

    Learn, from a CBT perspective, how to recognize when a client is ready for therapy termination

    Learn how to foster long-term results

    THE ISSUE OF HOMEWORK

    Discover homework assignments that can provide clients with an ongoing therapeutic focus



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