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Working with Anger Problems (2 days)

This training covers issues of definitions of anger, how anger problems develop, a multi-pathway model of anger, along with a range of CBT interventions as they apply to Anger problems.

Can be taken as an individual two-day course or as a part of a Master Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Approved by the British Psychological Society.

SDS Live Webcast:
Working with Anger Problems - 12-13 November 2019

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Anger problems are a central emotional difficulty both as a standalone and in a wide range of other emotional problems - from grief and anxiety to self-harm and PTSD to bullying and offending. This detailed two day course addresses this difficult area both in terms of understanding and assessment as well as motivational issues and treatment.

Issues covered include:

  • Definitions of Anger, associated problems and differentiation from bitterness, hostility and aggression
  • Novaco’s Appraisal model of Anger
  • Beck & DiGuiseppe’s cognitive models of Anger
  • Assessment of Anger (STAXI & STAS)
  • Substance Misuse & Anger Problems
  • Motivational issues regarding Anger
  • Self-Management Strategies
  • Addressing common Anger NATs
  • Addressing Hostility & Vulnerability Beliefs
  • Skills Training & Anger
  • Stress Inoculation Training & The BARB technique

This course is part of the training programme that enables you to complete the BPS Approved Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. You can build up gradually your CBT training portfolio by attending all the courses within the programme at the pace that suits you. All your training hours will be calculated, recorded in an individual validated log and accumulated towards your full Diploma.

Course outline:

  • Definitional issues – or why anger is different from other emotional states
  • Assessment – NAS and STAXI and case formulation
  • Arousal and its role in anger problems
  • The social context of anger problems
  • Common cognitive distortions with anger problems – from biased attributional thinking to low tolerance of discordant events and their impact
  • Anger beliefs and their relationship with anger (suppression vs expression)
  • The role of substance consumption and anger problems
  • ICS Model – or why clients with anger problems so readily perceive threats and injustice
  • Motivational issues – or how anger problems might be reframed as addictive problems
  • Assessing client motivation and how to address it in therapy
  • Psycho-educational approaches to anger management
  • Novoco’s Stress inoculation Model of Therapy
  • Description, demonstration and practice of the BARB technique
  • Cognitive interventions with anger – use of Pie Charts, behavioural experiments and evidence re-evaluation
  • Running Anger Management Group issues
    • Recruitment and selection
    • Structuring Group Content
    • Managing variable client motivation
    • Dealing with client’s poor impulse control in groups
  • Relapse prevention of anger problems
    • Developing a therapy “blueprint”
    • Contextual planning for the future

This course is available for in-house training.
For further details on in-house training visit: http://www.sdsinhouse.co.uk

“Far and away the most sophisticated and carefully nuanced presentation on anger I've been to (and I run anger workshops myself)”
G.G., Psychotherapist

“Excellent course. I am very impressed.”
J.T., Occupational Therapist

“Very enjoyable, Paul is an exceptionally talented speaker with extensive knowledge in his field”
D.E., Counsellor

“The presenter is very knowledgeable about the research and has an entertaining and down to earth style.”
P.W., Counsellor

Early Bird Price: £275 + VAT (£330) per delegate to include refreshments and course materials. This discount is available on bookings made more than 1 month prior the course date event.
Regular Price: £290 + VAT (£348).

Certificate of Attendance:
You receive a Certificate of Attendance for 14 CPD training hours on the day.

To book an Evidenced Reading Module for this course: Click Here

To book an Assessed Case Formulation Module for this course: Click Here

Additional Components of the Diploma:

Assessed Case Formulation

Evidenced Reading Hours


Recommended Viewing:

A Cognitive Behavioural Perspective on Aggression: An Interview with Dr. Donald Meichenbaum

In this engaging interview with CBT and aggression expert Dr. Donald Meichenbaum discusses violence and aggression, from origin to treatment. Drawing upon his unique expertise, he articulates both how violent individuals are created and the thoughts that drive violent behaviour. Meichenbaum advocates for stress "Stress-Inoculation Training," which he describes as the "best evidence-based intervention in working with angry and aggressive individuals."

Exclusive offer for SDS delegates: Save 15% on this DVD
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Course Leader:

Paul Grantham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Paul Grantham is a clinical psychologist with vast clinical and training experience. With degrees from Oxford University and the University of Sussex, Paul trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Liverpool University. He has worked extensively within the NHS for many years as a clinical psychologist within a wide variety of services and headed one of the first UK research projects designed to help clients withdraw from benzodiapine addiction. He has subsequently worked in primary care, mental health, forensic, substance misuse and physical health as both a clinician and manager. He has trained staff in health care, social services, local government and education around the UK and abroad. Over 90,000 professionals have worked directly with him. Paul has also designed and facilitated clinical supervision systems across a number of UK services. He has a wide range of current interests including: client resistance, resource based therapies and personality disorders. He has also presented and written on a range of psychological issues - from psychological interventions post-stroke to the application of solution focused work with complex clients.

Paul is the founder and Director of SDS Ltd and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training. Paul is the author or editor of over 34 training films within the psychotherapy training field over the last decade and both commissions and provides training in a range of contemporary psychotherapy fields. Paul commissioned SDS Seminars’ BPS Approved Introduction to CBT – a course which has recently (June 2015) seen its 1000th student successfully complete. The BPS Approved Essential Clinical Supervision Skills devised and delivered by Paul is one of the very few non-university based Supervision courses which confers eligibility to the BPS’ Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors.

Paul is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine and is an Accredited CBT Therapist. An extremely informed, clinically experienced and humorous speaker he is known for his emphasis on the practicalities rather than just the theory of client-based work.

(The British Psychological Society)
12-13 NOVEMBER 2019
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CBT Diploma Modules
CBT: Introductory Course
(3 days course)
Approved by the British Psychological Society.
Case Formulation
(Online Course)
Behavioural Experiments
(Online Course)
Working with Depression
(1 day course)
Working with Phobias
(1 day course)
CBT for Couples
(2 days course)
CBT for Working with PTSD
(2 days course)
Using CBT Supervision
(Online Course)
Running CBT Groups
(Online Course)
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