Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Workshop: Core Information Plus A Brain Change Model

Organization: Anger Management Institute

Venue: The Westin Chicago Northwest

Location: Itasca, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 14, 2015 / 8:00 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Mar 14, 2015 / 4:30 pm - (CST)
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Description

Clients ordered into domestic violence offender treatment programs often arrive feeling angry, defensive and inured against anything the facilitators might try to instill. Many have already gone through several anger management or domestic violence classes and do not expect to learn anything new or useful.

We will describe an innovative program that the facilitators have run for three years in Western Wisconsin. It centers on a personalized brain change (based upon the science of neuroplasticity) program that each participant completes during the treatment period. One great advantage of this program is that it bypasses client oppositionality by putting them in charge of how they change their lives. In addition to the brain change material we will also provide core materials to use with domestic violence offenders.

Who should attend? Professional counselors, chaplains, certified coaches, edu- cators, social workers, psychotherapists, psychologists, pastors, social workers, psychiatrists, substance abuse, domestic violence counselors and other helpers working in local settings. 6 CEUs provided by: NBCC, NASW, NAADAC, IAODAPCA, NAMA.

Speaker Bios:

Ronald Potter-Efron, M.SW, Ph.D. is Director of the Anger Management and Do- mestic Violence Treatment Center at First Things First Counseling and Consulting, Altoona, WI. He is author of 16 books for professionals and the general public, including the Handbook of Anger Management and Domestic Violence Offender Treatment (2015); Angry All the Time; Rage; and Healing the Angry Brain (2012). Dr. Potter-Efron is a Distinguished Diplomate, Consultant and Supervisor of the National Anger Management Association. He has presented professional seminars throughout the United States, Canada and other countries.

Patricia Potter-Efron, M.S., is Assistant Director of the Anger Management and Do- mestic Violence Treatment Center at First Things First Counseling and Consulting, Altoona, WI. She is co-author of Letting Go of Anger and Letting Go of Shame and other publications. She is a Distinguished Diplomate, Consultant , Supervisor of the National Anger Management Association and an experienced seminar facilitator.

Location: Westin Chicago-Northwest, Itasca, IL. Call 630-368-1880 for more information.

Venue

400 Park Boulevard
Itasca
Illinois
United States
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Anger Management Institute