117: Anger Dysfunction---Assessment Milestones and Treatment Approaches

DAY
August 07, 2014
Time & Place
1 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
Level
Intermediate
CE Credits
4
Enrollment Limit
40
Description
This intermediate workshop locates anger in DSM diagnostic categories and identifies anger subtypes and disorders as revealed through psychometric tests. These can be used to assess a range of basic parameters and expression styles of anger. While treating dysfunctional anger has been largely the province of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as supported by meta-analytic evidence, presenters will show CBT can be significantly enhanced and enriched in an integrative program (CBAT) that draws from different schools of therapy.
Learning Objectives
1. Conceptualize anger and the related constructs of hostility, aggression, and violence.
2. Recognize the adverse effects of anger on both mental and physical health.
3. Diagnose intermittent explosive disorder and other DSM categories in which anger is a symptom.
4. Select psychometric tests of anger in a way that is appropriate to the population in question.
5. Apply conventional cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in the regulation of anger.
6. Enhance CBT with additional cognitive and behavioral strategies used for other disorders.
7. Add techniques from other schools of therapy.
8. Sequence all techniques in a programmatic fashion.
Instructor(s)
Ephrem Fernandez, PhD, University of Texas at San Antonio
Pricing

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15-June 30, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1-Aug. 5, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $130 $160
Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 6-10, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $160 $190
Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410