Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Traditional intervention/treatment programs for problem anger are rapidly becoming obsolete. The Group For The Advancement Of Psychiatry has played a major role in officially denying that anger is an illness. The most recent edition of The Diagnostic And Statistical Manual of Nervous And Mental Disorders does not define anger as an illness.
The American Psychiatric Association maintains that Anger is considered a problem when it is too intense, occurs too frequently, lasts too long, impacts health, destroys work or school relationships or damages interpersonal relationships. In contrast, The American Psychological Association has fought unsuccessfully for over forty years to have anger defined as a DSM diagnosable illness requiring counseling, psychotherapy or psychotropic medication treatment.
Since anger is not an illness, it is not responsive to formal mental health treatment. Interventions that can improve a clients’ over all competence in are becoming the most sort after interventions for impulse control in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
The Joint Commission On The Accreditation Of Healthcare Organizations in its’ Sentinel Alert (2008), announced that all health care organizations in the U.S. must have written policy regarding intervention for “disruptive physicians”
The most popular and most successful intervention model for “disruptive physicians” is a non- psychiatric model developed by Anderson & Anderson, APC. This intervention uses Emotional Intelligence Pre and Post Assessments as well as client workbooks to teach a wide range of emotional intelligence concepts such as self-awareness, self-control, social awareness, empathy, problem solving and emotional expression, along with relationship management.
Emotional Intelligence Coaching for Impulse Control is a non-psychopathological intervention that does not have the stigma that is associated with mental health treatment.
Anger management has always been a problem in substance abuse treatment as well as sobriety for clients who are struggling to maintain sobriety. The California Department of Rehabilitation has approved this training for clients who wish a career in providing this service for others. In addition, the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs has approved this training for Clinical Social Workers.
The collaboration between Substance Abuse Organizations and Anderson & Anderson, APC will likely hastened the recognition of emotional intelligence/impulse control in all substance abuse programs.
Presented by George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF
When: March 2, 3, 2018
Where: Holiday Inn
5045 Kingsley Rd,
Stockton, CA 95215
Cost: $1,300 (includes Client Workbooks, Facilitator Guide, Organizational Anger Management E-book, Motivational Interviewing CD, and Certificate) Session One DVD download as well as Sample EQ-i-2.0 Assessment,
The use of videos for interaction=You Tube Links
Training Objectives: This 40 hr. training is designed for persons interested in providing anger management for participants in Prisoner Re-entry Programs as well as Court Ordered Adults and Adolescents.
Emotional Quotient Intelligence (EQ-I 2.0) on-line assessment
All participants will take the EQ-I 2.0 prior to the event and receive their results; which will need to be printed out and brought with you to the training. (A link to access this assessment will be e-mailed to each participant).
Both days of the live training will focus on adults who are struggling to develop a wide range of skills that are needed for success in life, work, school and healthy interpersonal relationships.
The second day of this training will be on Group Facilitation with mock groups co-lead by volunteer participants as well as Jairo Wong, CAMF the Anderson & Anderson, Super Star Certified Facilitator.
Most of the Anderson & Anderson, APC books, DVDs and publications will be on sale during this training. This training is approved by the California Department of Rehabilitation for disabled clients.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Friday, September 8, 2017
Sunday, September 3, 2017
I have worked with small groups that have gathered to undertake work that would be impossible for one person to do alone. These groups have generally focused on four areas: professional training using a seminar format, group psychotherapy, consultation groups, batterer’s intervention and didactic anger management classes. In most of these situations, I have been asked to act as facilitator or trainer. In the seminar groups, I am clearly the trainer. In the other formats, I am the facilitator who assists the group in gaining from the unique experience of learning and sharing in a group. In French, the word facile means "easy." It is the aim of facilitators to make the work of a group easy.” This involves coming up with a plan and process that will help participants accomplish their goals. In all of the groups in which I have participated, I have found it useful to provide participant workbooks with an outline and, when possible, ancillary videos and other visual learning material. Facilitation involves helping people co-operate and act collectively. When a group works together in this way, they experience many benefits, including:
Saturday, September 2, 2017
A look back at George Anderson’s recent appearance at the The Association of Nigerian Physicians Of The America’s, held in Las Vegas. George gave a titled “Emotional Intelligence, A Core in Healthcare Leadership”. There were 500 physicians, nurses and in attendance.