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Event Name

Healing the Angry and Violent Brain: The Neuroscience of Anger, Aggression and Domestic Violence
For: Professionals
Provided by: Jack Hirose & Associates

Date and Time

Mon Nov 2 to Tue Nov 3, 2015 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:00pm


Calgary, AB, T2E 8T4

Event Description

The impulse to anger & aggression develops within the human brain , mostly at a subconscious level. It is then inhibited, modified or even increased consciously. The entire program can take place almost instantaneously, making it difficult to contain or control. Recent research in neuroscience has helped scientists better understand these processes. This information is also now being used to help clients become more skilled in anger management as well as to help clients reduce the probability of performing acts of domestic violence. Dr. Potter-Efron has designed a practical program that allows clients to understand the essence of brain change and to develop and implement individualized brain change programs.

We will also describe a six-phase anger and aggression cycle: Activation, Modulation, Preparation, Action, Feedback and Deactivation. We will detail each of these phases from a brain process perspective. Specific practical treatment options will be described for each phase. Differences between phenomena of rage vs anger will be discussed.

Historically the fields of anger management and domestic violence offender treatment have been separated even though the two fields clearly overlap considerably. Here we will discuss the relationship between these fields while providing guidelines to develop and implement both shorter-term educational and longer-term therapeutic programs for domestic violence offenders of both genders.

More Info

1-800-456-5424 (Toll Free)


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This event is listed under these topics

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma and Abuse
Domestic Violence
Last modified Jul 11, 2015 10:25am
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