Traditional forms of anger management typically utilize breathing exercises and a host of other cognitive strategies designed for coping with poor anger management. While these anger management techniques are effective in preventing the angry behavior from escalating, they are not effective in preventing the onset of anger in the first place.
Effective Anger Management for Adolescents focuses on identifying the core beliefs which led to the anger issues in the first place. Once these beliefs are identified, their origins are further explored. Additionally, the adolescent is guided to identify and better manage the anger triggers.
The ultimate goal of treatment is for the adolescent to become committed towards adopting new and healthier core beliefs that effectively address his or her issues without resorting to poor anger management.
This beginning level presentation will help participants:
1. Learn how to identify triggers for poor anger management with adolescent
2. Learn how to help the adolescent identify unhealthy core beliefs which have led to the development of their triggers with poor anger management.
3. Learn how to develop cognitive behavioral strategies for responding differently to the identified triggers.
4. Learn how to develop and implement new healthier core beliefs to replace previously identified unhealthy core beliefs.
About the speaker
Ugochukwu Uche, MS., LPC
Ugochukwu Uche, MS., LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in adolescents and young adults in his practice. Having been born to Nigerian parents in Columbus, Ohio and subsequently raised in Nigeria during his childhood and adolescent years, Ugo brings a cross cultural perspective to his work and writings. Ugo holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Warren Wilson College and a Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University and he is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Arizona. His experience in the field of counseling has been through his work with the Texas Youth Commission as a caseworker, and with In Balance Ranch Academy, as an assistant clinical director. Ugo currently also owns a private outpatient practice in Tucson, AZ.
11:45 Check in
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 Presentation
Date: Tuesday, October 20th
Location: Double Tree at Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 15, 2015. Walk - ins may be available, space permitting.
SAPA Members: $45 (includes lunch)
Non-Members: $55 (includes lunch)
Students/Interns: $12 (ID required and includes lunch)
Contact email@example.com with any questions. Deadline for cancellation & refund is 10/15/15.
Continuing Education Credits:
This program is offered for one (1) Category 1 CE credits. Participants must sign in, be present for the entire presentation, and complete the Evaluation Questionnaire in order to obtain a CE certificate.
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