6 CE Hours.
Someone who appears to have an anger problem may be depressed, frustrated, anxious, traumatized, antisocial, psychotic, or sleep deprived. The apparently angry person may be intoxicated or in withdrawal. This person may lack social/communication skills, lack empathy, or lack emotional awareness and modulation. The expression of anger or rage may be influenced by Autism Spectrum Disorders, personality disorders, substance use problems, bipolar disorder, ADHD or other impulse control problems, or self-esteem that is fragile. If we dive in to helping someone with an apparent anger problem without first understanding the nature and dynamics of the anger, we may be wasting everyone’s time, with useless or even counterproductive interventions. This workshop will help you respond more effectively to anger problems by learning to see the many mental health conditions which can be at the core of problematic expressions of anger.
Jim Foley, MSW, LISW, has been providing psychotherapy and mental health assessment for over 25 years, in Boston, Syracuse, and Ohio, working with children and families challenged by ADHD, school/learning problems, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorders, and relationship/social problems. He has served clients in agencies, homes, and in schools at every level from pre-K to college. He teaches psychology courses at the College of Wooster, and writes material for psychology textbooks for Macmillan Publishing. Over the past six years, he has been a psychotherapist with the SUMMIT Therapy Center of Wooster. He is now the Director of Community Education, Prevention, and Consultation at The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties.
Registration deadline: November 14, 2014