Identifying and Managing Aggressive Student Behaviors, Attitudes and Emotions

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Event Date/Time: Aug 21, 2009 End Date/Time: Aug 21, 2009
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Identifying and Managing Aggressive Student Behaviors, Attitudes and Emotions 21 August 2009, 12:00-1:30 EDT online NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event. This seminar is designed to assist faculty and staff to better understand how to identify and manage aggressive behavior in those around them. The training is centered on the research of John Byrnes, a nationally recognized leader in Aggression Management who has taught his program to the US Army, NASA, US Postal Office, Citibank, Walt Disney World and educational settings. This seminar will offer training in the areas of identifying and managing potentially aggressive student behaviors, attitudes and emotions. The training will include a discussion of the signs and symptoms of the trigger, crisis and escalation phases of aggression, the difference between primal and cognitive aggression and the art of "safe escape" from aggressive individuals and dangerous situations. The material will include an overview of how to work with those students engaged in indirect aggressive behaviors and personality traits in community living situations. These will include a description and management techniques for the seven most common passive aggressive personality types which occur in college students. Objective 1 - INTRODUCTION TO AGGRESSION MANAGEMENT Faculty and Staff will develop an understanding of Aggression Management through the trigger, escalation and crisis phase. We will discuss crisis management, threat assessment, conflict resolutions and explore the causes of aggression. Objective 2 – THE MAKING OF AN AGGRESSION MANAGER Participants will explore the Aggression Continuum and the corresponding physical and behavioral cues that accompany aggression. This will also include a discussion of the differences between primal and cognitive aggressors. Objective 3 - THE UNMAGNIFICENT SEVEN Faculty and Staff will develop an understanding of the seven most common passive aggressive personality types which occur in college students. These are the Sherman Tank, Sniper, Exploder, Complainer, Negativist, Clam, and Bulldozer. Objective 4 – BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNICATION WITH AN AGGRESSOR Participants will learn the importance of persuasion, how to use trust to communicate and the importance of emotional weighting, verbal manipulation, deception detection and pacing of the aggressor. Objective 5 – THE ART OF SAFE ESCAPE Faculty and Staff will learn how to escape from a crisis, choose the high ground and understand how and when to escape an at-risk situation. Who should attend? *Faculty and Staff concerned about how to better manage difficult behavior *Deans, VP of Student Affairs, Health Directors, Counseling Directors *Directors of Housing, Resident Directors *Seasoned Faculty *New Faculty (use as part of your new faculty orientation) *Academic Affairs Staff *Adjunct Faculty looking for additional training *Support staff, Registrar, Financial Aid Who is the speaker? Dr. Van Brunt has worked in the counseling field for over fifteen years and has recently begun serving as the president-elect of the American College Counseling Association. He served as Director of Counseling at New England Collegefrom 2001-2007 and currently serves as Director of Counseling and Testing at Western Kentucky University. His counseling style draws from a variety of approaches, though primarily from the humanistic/person-centered style of treatment with its emphasis on warmth, compassion, empathy, unconditional positive regard, individual choice and personal responsibility. He is a certified QPRsuicide prevention trainer and trained in BASICS alcohol intervention. Brian is also a certified trainer in John Byrnes Aggression Management program. Brian has presented nationally on counseling ethics, mandated counseling, and testing and assessment for the American College Counseling Association (ACCA), Association of College and University Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD), American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and the National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC). He has presented on web site design at the Georgia College Counseling Association (GCCA) conference in 2007 and was awarded the American College Health Association Innovation Grant for his work on New England Colleges website. He has taught graduate classes in counseling theory, ethics, testing and assessment and program evaluation. He has taught undergraduate classes in adjustment and personal growth, deviance and counseling theory. He completed his doctorate from Argosy Universityin Sarasota Florida (formerly the University of Sarasota) in counseling psychology, finished his masters degree from Salem State Collegein counseling and psychological services and received a bachelors in psychology from Gordon College. Enquiries: