Clients With Anger Issues (4 CE)
Course Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Bio: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: Patricia Patton-Lehn, Ph.D., Gerry Grossman, M.A., LMFT
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: This course presents assessment strategies and treatment techniques that can be applied to both clinic and private practice settings with adults and adolescents who have problems with anger. Key treatment concepts from Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness-based practices, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, and 12-Step recovery programs are addressed. Includes practical exercises that you can use with your clients to help them develop better skills in recognizing and processing anger and other associated feelings, such as depression, anxiety and trauma.
- Assess for anger problems with their clients using client self-report inventories, clinical interviews and collateral reports.
- Increase clients’ awareness of how problematic anger develops and ways to interrupt these dysfunctional patterns.
- Describe the various clinical presentations and associated therapeutic implications of angry clients.
- Use different treatment strategies from various theoretical orientations in working with angry clients.
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.