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Anger, Addiction, and Recovery
PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center
Vancouver, WA
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This is a Core/Intermediate training that will provide an introductory presentation of the topic with detailed information regarding addressing treatment challenges.

Goal of Training
The goal of this training is to assist addictions and mental health treatment providers with understanding the emotion of anger and how it relates to substance additions, treatment, and recovery. The physiological, emotional, cognitive and behavioral symptom of anger will be explored. Participants will be introduced to an overview of the physiological history of anger, the pros and cons of the emotion, and its impact on substance abuse. Best practice techniques for providing effective treatment for managing emotions and addressing recovery will be demonstrated.

Behavioral Objectives
This training will allow for participants to be able to:

*  Define the physiological history and benefits of the emotion anger,
*  List the physiological, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms of anger,
*  Identify the negative impact anger has on gaining and maintaining abstinence, and
*  List tools available for decreasing anger symptoms and improving recovery.


8:30  9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:10 CDTC Staff Announcements and Introductions
9:10 - 9:50 History of Anger
Anger and Medical Conditions
Using Anger to Remain in our Addition
9:50 - 10:45 Long-term Effects of Anger in Addictions: Impact on relationships, learning, and memory
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - Noon Understanding Group Work
Noon - 1:00 Lunch Break ***On Your Own***
1:00 - 2:15 Anger and Aggression: The How and Why
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 4:00 Understanding the Cause of Anger
Coping with Anger
Anger and Recovery
4:00 - 4:30 Q&A
CDTC Wrap-Up

Sue Gebhardt, LMHC, CDP, GMHS, is a clinician with Lifeline Connections. She has over 20 years of experience working in community, jail, medical, and mental health settings. She is licensed as a Mental Health Counselor, credentialed as a Chemical Dependency Professional, designated as a Geriatric Mental Health Specialist, and Domestic Violence Perpetrator facilitator. Sue earned her Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Seattle. She has worked with Lifeline Connections since 2007.
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At this time there are no more seats available for attendees, please contact the CDTC at 503-805-0989 to be placed on this training wait list. This training event has ended. Please see our website for additional training opportunities.


PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center
600 N.E. 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98664
United States



Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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