Treating Individuals with Anger Control Problems and Aggressive Behaviors - Higher Thought Institute
The COVID 19 pandemic has contributed to a  significant increase in angry and aggressive behaviors and violence toward others and toward oneself (suicides). The increased use of substances like alcohol and the requirement to shelter-in-place have resulted in an increase of family violence. Given that the development of aggression is relatively stable across the entire life-span. Dr. Meichenbaum will consider how  preventative  and treatment interventions can help alter this developmental trajectory. He will offer a Case Conceptualization Model of risk and protective factors that can be used in the prediction of aggressive violent behaviors.  He will  discuss how evidenced-based cognitive behavioral interventions, such as Stress inoculation  training, have been used successfully to reduce aggressive behaviors in individuals who have anger-control problems.  He will demonstrate how the Core tasks of psychotherapy need to be incorporated in the treatment regimen with a special focus on ways to increase the likelihood of achieving long lasting behavioral changes.  How Bystander intervention programs can be used in such settings as schools, military and police organizations will  be discussed, as well. Please visit the following Website  for illustrative interventions.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how aggressive behavior develops and ways to alter this developmental trajectory.
  2. Employ a case conceptualization model of risk and protective factors that provides a tool for predicting aggressive behaviors.
  3. Implement the core tasks of therapy in cognitive behavioral interventions, such as stress inoculation training.

June 5 @ 11:00
11:00 — 12:30 (1h 30′)

Donald Meichenbaum PhD

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