Online Course » Anger Management in Trauma Therapy

Course Description:
The treatment of anger in people exposed to trauma presents special challenges to therapists. This program discusses the importance of anger in trauma therapy, treatment resistance, precautions for personal safety, the stress inoculation approach to anger treatment, how to avoid hindering the client's ability to express or resolve anger, and recommendations on the use of countertransference to lessen hostilities between the patient and therapist
Course Objective:
Upon completing this program, participants should be able to:
  • Explain the importance of anger in trauma therapy;
  • Discuss treatment resistance, precautions for personal safety, and ways to manage anger in treatment; and
  • Describe the use of countertransference to lessen hostilities between patient and therapist.
Author Bio:
Raymond W. Novaco, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. He is recognized as the leading authority on the treatment of anger. He pioneered cognitive-behavioral therapy for anger and has demonstrated the effectiveness of his treatment approach in scientifically controlled clinical research, which has been substantiated by independent researchers. Constance Dalenberg, PhD, is the Director of the Trauma Research Institute and Associate Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego. Her private clinical and forensic practice focuses on the assessment and treatment of child abuse survivors. Her publications and presentations center on the understanding of child abuse memory and testimony, and on the consequences of trauma in the lives of children and adults.
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