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Managing Anger: A Treatment for Those with PTSD



This section is for Researchers, Providers, & Helpers

This section is for Researchers, Providers, and Helpers

Continuing Education

This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

Managing Anger: A Treatment for Those with PTSD

  • Date Created: 01/11/2017
  • Time to Complete: 6 hours
  • Credits: APA, ASWB, NBCC, Other Orgs
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Course Series: Clinical Skills Training

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Managing Anger: A Treatment for Those with PTSD Author(s):

Barbara L. Niles, PhD

Leslie A. Morland, PsyD

Alexandra Macdonald, PhD

Patricia Watson, PhD


Learn how to provide anger management group treatment for those who have PTSD. The treatment is structured in such as way so that you can help group members:

  • learn to understand and to better regulate their anger responses
  • increase awareness of their anger triggers
  • apply constructive anger management strategies
  • manage daily experiences of anger by preparing back-up responses to anger-provoking situations

This online Managing Anger training consists of 12 modules covering the strategies used in each session of group treatment.

Goals and Objectives

  • Prepare providers to administer a 12-session anger management group treatment.
  • Review examples, expert tips, and supporting materials for the most effective administration of anger management group principles and goals.
  • Develop provider skills to help those with PTSD learn more effective ways to manage anger.
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