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Evidenced-Based Practice for better assessing and treating patients with maladaptive anger
February 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$325 – $375
Javier Ariza, psychologist
OPQ Accreditation RA03128-19 (7hrs)
Saturday February 15th, 2020 from 9am to 5pm
4150 Sainte Catherine Street West suite 328
The lack of attention in the literature to anger and aggression is surprising given that anger represents one the most challenging emotions encountered in psychotherapy (Kobayashi & Norcross, 1999). Psychologists and psychotherapists are increasingly treating clients with anger and aggression problems. lssues of anger control are now being addressed across various mental health settings. A wide choice of interventions, providing a range of psychoeducational treatments, is available for mental health therapists to help patients with anger and aggressive behaviors and emotions. ln light of this increase in treatment, evidence-based practice to guide therapists is currently limited and poorly developed. Most past studies on anger and aggression have focused on treatments containing components of cognitive and behavioral aspects or a combination of the two. Adherents of other theoretical orientations such as; psychodynamic, psychoeducational, substance abuse counseling, and relaxation therapy as possible effective interventions have empirically not examined their efficacies, and hence little information is known about the overall contribution of these approaches to the reduction of anger. This lack of research should not be taken to mean that they are not efficacious. The importance of this workshop stems from the lack of experience among psychologists and psychotherapists to treat mismanaged anger in the city of Montreal utilizing evidenced-based practice.
- To better understand the complexity of Anger and better help patients who struggle with self-regulation of this emotion.
- To better educate patients about maladaptive anger and its negative. impacts in their health and relationships.
- To help patients become more aware of the fine line between maladaptive anger and the use of violence.
- To learn how to improve home and work life by better managing anger.