Train in Anger Management by Distance Learning.
Would you like to become an anger management consultant?
Everyone experiences anger to some extent at some time in their life. For some people and in some situations, this becomes debilitating.
- Learn to understand anger and explore techniques that can be useful in the management of anger.
- Useful for many scenario's, which would include - in the workplace, in your home life, with your partner, with children, at school.
- Support from our excellent and friendly tutors.
- Duration: 100 hours. Study at your own pace and receive personal guidance from highly qualified and experienced psychologists.
- Start Date: Start at any time to suit you.
WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?
The course is suitable for –
- Law enforcement officers
- Social workers
- Foster carers
- Support workers
- Anyone interested in helping those with anger issues.
- It is also suitable for those wishing to work as anger management consultants with private clients or training those within organisations.
COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
The course comprises 9 lessons, as follows:
Lesson 1. Nature and Scope of Anger
- The autonomic nervous system.
- Anger and arousal.
- Galvanic skin resistance.
- Voice stress analyser.
- Degrees of arousal.
- Difficulties of arousal theories.
- Theories of emotion.
- James Lange theory.
- Cannon Bard theory.
- Schachter's theory.
- Lazarus's appraisal theory.
- Weiner's attribution.
- Averill's social construction theory.
- Facial feedback theory.
Lesson 2. Managing Anger with Counselling
- Causes of anger.
- Breaking personal rules.
- Self defence.
- Expression of anger.
- Counselling strategies.
- Empty chair technique.
- Recognising psychological arousal.
- Thought stopping.
- Relaxation exercises.
- Progressive muscle relaxation.
- Time out.
- Assertiveness training.
- Three steps in assertiveness training.
- Five stage assertiveness training interview.
- Mental blocks to assertiveness.
Lesson 3. Managing Anger with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy.
- Identifying antecedents.
- Assessment of anger.
- Beginning therapy.
- Teaching CBT.
- Disputing inferences and evaluations.
- Independence and blocks to change.
- Use of imagery.
- Emotional insight Exposure.
- Working with anger problems in CBT.
- Problems with CBT for anger management.
Lesson 4. Anger Management Techniques for Violence
- Anger and violence.
- Causes of violence.
- Cold violence.
- Hot violence.
- Reactive violence.
- Tips for dealing with a violent client.
- Strategies for violence prevention.
- Action after violence.
- Managing violence against others.
- Mental disorders and violence.
Lesson 5. Anger Management for People with Mental Health Issues
- DSM dimensions to diagnose mental illness.
- Dementia and anger.
- Supporting clients with dementia.
- Stages of grief.
- Tasks of mourning .
Lesson 6. Managing Anger in Children and Adolescents
- Temper tantrums.
- Older children and anger.
- Psychological changes in girls.
- Psychological changes in boys.
- Eating problems.
- Adults sharing anger.
Lesson 7. Anger Management for People with Special Difficulties
- People with personality disorders.
- Borderline personality disorders and treatment.
- Psychopath and treatment.
- Road rage, symptoms and abuse.
Lesson 8. Anger Management Services
- Anger management clinics.
- Courses and workshops.
- Group and individual work.
- Conflict management.
- Conflict handling techniques.
- Life coaching.
- Setting up an anger management consultancy.
Lesson 9. Deciding on a Course of Action
- PBL (Project Based Learning) Project to create and present a plan of anger management to support an individual experiencing serious anger difficulties.
- Discuss the nature and scope of anger including psychological and physiological manifestations.
- Explain the biological, social and psychological causes of anger and the strategies used by counsellors to deal with the underlying causes in an effort to diffuse the build up of anger in people.
- Explain how anger problems can be addressed through the application of cognitive behavioural counselling.
- Discuss anger management techniques to diffuse violent outbursts and manage violence
- Consider anger management issues for people with specific mental health issues.
- Explain the causes of anger in children and adolescents, and review a wide range of techniques for addressing those issues.
- Determine the nature and scope of anger management services in society.
- Identify ways to support clients seeking anger management services.
- Evaluate a situation where anger is becoming a problem and determine an appropriate course to follow in response to the problem.
START BY UNDERSTANDING ANGER
The most common cause of anger is being prevented from achieving a valuable goal, although it can also occur when we get something we do not want. When this happens people become frustrated. Frustration can be something relatively small such as when someone jumps the queue in front of us, or it can be a major event such as losing out on your dream job. The cause of the frustration might be another person, a situation, an organisation or indeed, yourself. Nevertheless, frustration need not develop into problematic anger and can be adaptive if we were to consider that we simply wished that the frustration had not happened.
Another common cause of anger is when we perceive someone or something as having broken our personal rules. They have not treated us with respect, due care, politeness, and so forth. However, it is more realistic and adaptive not to expect everyone to treat us in a particular way, but to just prefer it. A third common cause is ‘self-defence’ anger. This occurs when an individual’s self-esteem is challenged by the responses of an organisation or another individual. Their anger serves as a self-defence mechanism to protect them from a negative evaluation of themselves.
Passive anger is a way of expressing our anger by displaying different forms of behaviour, such as:
- Ignoring someone.
- Giving them a fake smile.
- Not responding to the anger of someone else.
- “Sitting on the fence” in an argument.
- Controlling how they feel by substance abuse.
- Being evasive.
- Avoiding conflict.
- Being defeatist – setting yourself or others up for failure.
- Relying on unreliable people.
- Being accident prone.
- Sexual difficulties – such as objectifying others, sexual impotence etc.
- Psychological manipulation, such as emotional blackmail.
- Secretive behaviour.
- Poison pen letters/tweets/social media/trolling and so on.
- Self-blame, apologising too often.
Unlike passive anger, aggressive anger more often involves violence, such as:
- Bullying physically – pushing, shoving, hurting, driving someone off the road.
- Bullying emotionally – oppressing others, playing on their weaknesses.
- Destructive behaviour, such as harming animals, vandalism, destroying relationships, substance abuse.
- Showing off.
- Expressing mistrust.
- Sexual abuse/rape.
- Verbal abuse, such as foul language, vulgar jokes, discriminatory jokes.
- Ignoring people’s feelings.
- Speaking too fast/driving too fast/working too fast.
- Frightening and threatening people.
- Being unpredictable.
- Seeking revenge/refusing to forgive and forget.
HOW THE COURSE WORKS
You can start the course at any time.
It is studied by distance learning, so you can study in the comfort of your own home. But this doesn't mean you are all alone in your studies. Our highly qualified and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way. If you have any questions at all, they are always happy to help.
Each lesson includes set tasks, and is completed with an assignment which the student submits to their course tutor. The tutor will mark the assignment and return this to the student with comments and suggestions for further reading.
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
Anger is a destructive emotion that can have serious impacts in every corner of our lives, from the breakdown of friendships and family relationships, to decreased productivity in a workplace and violent crimes inside and outside of the home.
- With this course, learn to understand anger and how to better manage it. The knowledge gained will be an extremely valuable tool for people working in a wide range of industries from crime prevention and welfare services, through to personnel managers and supervisors needing to diffuse disruptive situations in a workplace.
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DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions, please phone us on (UK) 01384 442752 or (International) +44 (0) 1384 442752, or use our FREE COURSE COUNSELLING SERVICE to contact a tutor - our specialist tutors will be more than happy to answer any of your questions about our courses.