After completion of the course you’ll
be able to:
Chapter 1: Anger
Describe Yerkes-Dodson Law and relate angry arousal with performance.
Define anger in terms of intensity, duration, frequency and body changes.
Demonstrate expressions of the anger script.
Differentiate between anger, hostility, aggression and aversive verbalizations.
Identify 5 parts of anger episode model and describe how each can be used in an anger management program.
List 9 negative outcomes associated with anger reactions.
List 5 elements of assessment of anger.
List 5 categories of anger diagnosis and discuss their defining characteristics.
Identify 4 elements of anger management program and discuss their application in practice.
Teach clients 4 crisis prevention strategies.
Identify active ingredients for successful anger management in the counseling process.
Describe 8 techniques for increasing client awareness of the various elements of anger episodes.
13. Differentiate between avoidance and escape strategies of anger management.
Discuss the application of fight-or-flight response to anger management.
Teach a client progressive muscle relaxation technique.
Identify 3 life skills that can help reduce many anger problems.
Discuss specific life situations and social skills necessary to handle them effectively.
18. Define assertiveness.
19. Identify and discuss four steps of the problem-solving model.
Explain how exposure technique can be used to reduce angry reactions to aversive verbal stimuli.
Discuss the application of principles and practices of cognitive intervention in the context of anger management.
Recognize the difference between thoughts and feelings.
Distinguish between Beck’s approach and Rational Emotive Behavior Change approach to cognitive therapy.
Teach clients about the causes of their anger.
Teach clients rational interpretations of triggers.
Teach clients to differentiate between rational and irrational beliefs.
Define forgiveness and explain why forgiveness is important.
Distinguish between forgiveness and other possible responses to an offence, such as accepting, excusing, forgetting, etc.
Identify and describe four phases of forgiveness.
Outline 6 coping skills in anger management.
List reasons why client anger reemerges after treatment begins to become effective.
Outline strategies for managing client setbacks.
Identify client characteristics that are likely to be a source of irritation and anger for practitioners.
Using the techniques described for individual counseling, design a program suitable for group treatment.
To assess the effectiveness of the course material, we ask that you evaluate your achievement of each learning objective on a scale of A to D (A=excellent, B=good, C=fair, D=unsatisfactory). Please indicate your responses next to each learning objective and return it to us with your completed exam.
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