Workshop by Dr. Andrew Day & Dr. Ephrem Fernandez
“Thinking About Anger” Palm Island, Queensland, Australia
17 Dec 2017
Full-Day workshop by Dr. Ephrem Fernandez:
Anger Modification: Cognitive, Behavorial, and Affective Approaches
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
13 April 2018
9:00AM – 4:30PM @ Italian Cultural Centre
Sponsored by the British Columbia Psychological Society
While the debate about global warming rages on, there is little disagreement that anger is pervasive and historically significant in human relations. Anger has a place in one’s emotional repertoire but it can clearly become maladaptive. This workshop goes beyond standard psychiatric diagnoses to reveal complex and subtle types of anger. A new generation of tests allows us to tap into many basic anger parameters and expression styles that constitute disorders ranging from the intermittent explosive to the passive aggressive. Against this background is the question of how to treat anger dysfunction? An integrative approach is outlined in which about a dozen cognitive, behavioral, and affective techniques are carefully sequenced into a program for prevention of anger onset, intervention on anger escalation, and “postvention”. of residual anger. The techniques will be illustrated and demonstrated by the presenter, and then opened up for role-play exercises by members of the group. The concluding question will be “how well does Cognitive Behavioral Affective therapy (CBAT) work?”. Published findings will be made available as will suggestions for future empirical and clinical work in this field. Q&A interludes will be included throughout the workshop.
Half-Day Workshop by Dr. Ephrem Fernandez
Regulating Anger: Cognitive, Behavioral, and Affective Pathways
Bishop Jones Conference Center, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
4 May 2018
New Books on Anger – Preventing Violence in Australia
|There is little disagreement that anger is pervasive and historically important in human relations. Anger has a place in one’s emotional repertoire but it can clearly become maladaptive. This workshop does locate anger in psychiatric diagnoses but goes much further in recognizing complex and subtle types of anger or anger disorders as reflected in literature and psychology. In the case of the later, a new generation of tests allows us to tap into many basic parameters as well as expression styles of anger from the intermittent explosive to the passive-aggressive types. For such conditions, treatment options will be outlined, with particular demonstrations and illustrations of techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – an approach well supported by meta-analytic evidence. Furthermore, it will be shown that CBT can be significantly enhanced and enriched into an integrative program that draws from several schools of therapy, while not losing sight of cultural and individual differences.
Half day workshop by Dr. Ephrem Fernandez
Dysfunctional Anger in Men and Women: Assessment & Treatment
scheduled for the APA Convention, San Francisco, California U.S.
9 – 12 Aug 2018
Anger has a place in one’s emotional repertoire but it can become maladaptive. As with other disorders, treatment of anger is guided by assessment. Hence, this workshop first locates anger in DSM but introduces more complex and subtle types of anger as revealed through psychometric tests. “Anger management” has been largely the province of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). However, it will be shown that CBT can be greatly enhanced and enriched into an integrative program (CBAT) drawing from different schools including experiential and emotion-focused therapies. Wherever possible, the treatment should be tailored to gender, ethnicity, and other sociodemographic aspects of the population in question.
Treatments for Anger in Specific Populations