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    Anger Therapy: Harnessing the Power of Strong Emotion

    • Fri, October 13, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM (MST)
    • 3333 Skypark Dr #200, Torrance, CA 90505


    • Free for all members who pre-register
    • Non Member full price. Become a member and receive special pricing for all events!
    • Special price for Pre Licensed members

    Meetings are now FREE for members who pre-register!

    Our meeting format has changed.  Presentations now will be 90 minute segments.  Here are the changes:

    •         8:30-9:00      Registration
    •      9:00-9:30      Networking
    •      9:30-11:00    Presentation/Educational Program (reduced from 2 hours to 1.5 hours)
    •     11:00-11:30  Informal Networking

    2.0 Continue education units will still be provided. There will be no breaks.

     The informal networking is not part of the CEU portion of the program. Participants and speakers may remain for questions if they wish or can simply network without any structure. You most certainly may announce that you are willing to stay during that time slot to address any questions. 


    SHEILA HATCHER is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, public speaker, and author. In her clinical work she focuses on anger, trauma, and depression. Sheila believes that the way to the heart is through imagery. She uses story and symbol in her work with clients to help them heal, grow, and move forward into the lives they were meant to live. 

    This presentation will provide an in-depth understanding of anger and its effects on both the patient and the clinician. There will be a short individual experiential piece, followed by a quick review of theory, biology, symptomatology, and diagnosis.  We will then move into an overview with ways to treat anger—through the lenses of both traditional anger management and the deeper work of psychological counseling. Lastly, we will look at the effects of anger in the therapy room on the therapist, and finish with a focus on self-care.

    At the conclusion of this educational program, participants will:

    • Identify at least three theoretical models that address anger
    • Identify four areas of the brain that drive anger responses
    • Identify at least five diagnoses connected with anger issues
    • Identify at least five therapeutic interventions for working with anger
    Outline with General Goals:

    Artistic/Journaling Exercise: (General Goal: To get in touch with therapist’s own responses to anger) 

    A Quick Review of Theory (General Goal: To have a basis of theoretical knowledge from which to form treatment plans and therapeutic goals)

    A Quick Look at the Brain (General Goal: To have a basic understanding of how neurobiology is connected to anger)

    Symptoms and Diagnoses (General Goal: To identify symptom patterns and relate them to appropriate diagnoses)

    Treating Anger: -Anger Management -Anger Therapy (General Goal: To have a toolkit of interventions which can be personalized to fit the needs of each client)

    The Clinician as a Person—Therapeutic Enactments (General Goal: Be able to recognize and understand the transferences and countertransferences that can occur when clinically addressing anger)

    Therapist Self-Care (General Goal: Be aware of vicarious traumatization and compassion fatigue, and develop a regimen of self-care) 

    Question for Small, Rotating Group Discussion:

    “Briefly tell me about your most memorable clinical experience with anger. How did you handle it, and how did the client respond?”

    Long Beach - South Bay CAMFT - APPROVAL NUMBER: PCE 3803 Course meets the qualifications for two (2) hours of continuing educationfor LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Refund Policy: With a 24-hour written notice, a full refund will be provided. With less than 24 hours' notice, credit towards attendance at a future education program course will be provided. Target Audience: This educational program is planned for marriage and family therapists, marriage and family therapy interns, social workers, counselors and/or educations psychologist. Special Needs Accommodations: In the event that special needs accommodations are required, please contact Sara Burchfiel at indicating your need at least one week prior to the educational program. Awarding Course Completion Certifications: LB-SB CAMFT monitors attendance with sign-in and sign-out sheets and final course evaluations. Once the participate have signed out and provided course evaluations, course completion certificates will be provided. Grievances: The Program Administrator (PA) and Board of Directors (BOD) will handle complaints or grievances and conduct investigations to determine the appropriate resolutions. The BOD and PA will respond within 48 hours of receiving the complaint and will provide timely fall-up to the participant during the course of investigation and resolution. 

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