The Clinical Counseling Psychology Program, in conjunction with the Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies, hosts internationally recognized psychologists and psychiatrists during its annual clinical workshop series on cognitive therapy.
The goal of workshops is to provide mental health professionals, Assumption College students, and the community at large with expert information about cognitive therapy and its efficacy in resolving problems in daily living. Intensive instruction is provided in clinical topics that enhance the professional skills of Mental Health Counselors and Social Workers. Three Continuing Education Units are (CEUs) are offered for professionals attending each event.
Spring 2017 Workshop Series
Friday, May 19, 2017, 8:30am - 4:00pm
"Critical Issues in the Conceptualization and Treatment of Anger"
Presenter: Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D.
Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D. is a licensed Psychologist in Connecticut and New York and a Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Central Connecticut State University. He frequently consults with criminal justice agencies and programs and has trained thousands of professionals to work more effectively with adolescents and adults with difficult-to-change problems such as anger dysregulation difficulties and persistent criminal behavior. Dr. Tafrate is the co-chairperson of the Forensic Issues and Externalizing Behaviors special interest group for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, a Fellow and Supervisor of the Albert Ellis Institute, and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. His work on engaging, assessing, and treating justice-involved clients has been presented throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. His most recent projects include: SMART anger management interventions: A practical guide for thoughtful practitioners, Treatment Plans and Interventions for Justice-Involved Clients, Forensic CBT: A Handbook for Clinical Practice, and Anger Management for Everyone: Seven Proven Ways to Control Anger and Live a Happier Life.
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