Independent Living of the Genesee Region will be holding a series of FREE Anger Management Workshops at their 113 Main Street office in Batavia, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Tuesdays, beginning October 11th, 2016. Those who attend will be shown practical steps: to learn to manage anger; to stop violence and the threat of violence; to develop self-control over thoughts and actions; and to receive support and feedback from others in the workshops.
This workshop will be co-facilitated by Jim Strollo and Debra McKnight who bring experience and perspective to the endeavor. Debra is a New York State Certified Peer Specialist who has a degree in Human Services and holds a Mental Health First Aid Certificate. She is trained to provide help to people experiencing mental health problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse. Jim has a Master in Psychology degree and is a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). He has conducted the Impaired Driver Program in Wyoming County for the past 26 years. Jim retired from the New York State Department of Corrections after a career of 25 years in counseling inmates. Together, Jim and Debra will create a welcoming and supportive environment.
Among the specific topics to be addressed are: an Overview of Group Anger Management Treatment; A Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Events and Cues that can produce Anger; Helping Group Members Develop a Plan for Controlling Anger; How to Change the Aggression Cycle; The A-B-C-D Model of Cognitive Restructuring and Thought Stopping; Alternatives for Expressing Anger through Assertiveness Training and the Conflict Resolution Model; How Past Learning can Influence Present Behavior in Family Situations; Reinforcing Learned Concepts; Graduation and the Awarding of Certificates of Completion.
Independent Living serves people with disabilities in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties. Participants must attend all twelve workshops to earn their certificates. Pre-registration by October 4, 2016 is required. You can receive more information, and sign up for the workshops, by contacting Jim Strollo at (585) 815-8501, extension 410, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, please be sure to RSVP if you are interested!