Workshop Series 2023:
Anger Control in Parents: Implications for Reducing Verbal and
Physical Violence towards their Children
with Dr. Donald Meichenbaum
This is the fourth workshop in a 5-part educational workshop series hosted by American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and the New York Foundling’s Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection. All five workshops will focus on positive parenting.
Date and Time: September 21, 2023 from 2 pm to 3 pm ET
Workshop Description: Parents were asked to keep track of when they became angry with their children and to note when their anger escalated to their use of verbal and physical forms of punishment. Cluster analysis indicated that there were eight categories of perceived provocations that can be summarized with the mnemonic II CE HOPE. This presentation will provide examples of each of these triggers and consider the implications for parent training. Repetitive non-compliance and the attribution of intentionality (“did it on purpose”) were key features contributing to the use of hitting behaviors.
Dr. Donald Meichenbaum is a distinguished professor emeritus from the University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada from which he took early retirement 25 years ago. Since that time, he has been the Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention in Miami (www.melissainstitute.org). He is one of the founders of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and in a survey of clinicians he was voted “One of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century.” He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Clinical Division of the American Psychological Association and was Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association. He has presented in all 50 U.S. states and internationally and he has published extensively.
Pricing & Registration:
General Admission: $25.00
APSAC Members and The New York Foundling Staff General Admission: Free
1 CE Credit (Social Work & Psychology): $25.00
APSAC Members: You will receive your discount automatically when registering.
The New York Foundling Staff: Please email FontanaCenter@nyfoundling.org to request your entry code.
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