This six hour course will review the current research in the areas of neuroscience and neuropsychology as it applies to anger and aggression. Clinical strategies and techniques developed from these new understandings of brain functioning will be presented.
Upon completion of the program, the participant will be able to:
1. Understand that anger may be a strategy used to preserve a client’s need for control when situations arise causing fear of loss of control;
2. Discuss the importance of establishing rapport and setting limits with clinical populations;
3. Recognize factors that increase the likelihood of anger, aggression and violence;
4. List various differential diagnoses that which exhibit behaviors of anger and aggression;
5. Identify various medications and medical approaches used in the treatment of anger and aggression; and,
6. Describe empirically proven strategies used with angry and aggressive populations.
Your Course Instructor:
Cardwell Nuckols, Ph.D.
Dr. Cardwell C. Nuckols has been described as “one of the most influential clinical trainers in America.” For over 30 years, he has gratefully served the healthcare industry in multiple capacities as a clinician, supervisor, program director and hospital administrator. Dr Nuckols has led numerous corporate start-up and reengineering projects including involvement in the development of three publicly traded companies. One of these corporations is helping to bring to market new medications to help those suffering from the devastation of AIDS. For his entrepreneurial efforts, Dunn and Bradstreet nominated Dr. Nuckols to receive placement in the 2004 National Business Registry.
Dr. Nuckols is widely published, having authored more than 50 journal articles, 28 books and workbooks, 32 DVDs, CDs and videos, and 17 audiotape series. Dr Nuckols first book, Cocaine: Dependency to Recovery, is a trade best seller, as is, his booklets Quitting Heroin and Quitting Marijuana (Hazelden). He is the author of the book Healing an Angry Heart (HCI) and video Chalk Talk on Drugs with Father Martin (Kelly Productions). A series of workbooks on “Adolescent Disruptive Behavior” and a CD on “Anger Management” has been released by Hazelden Publications as a part of their Adolescent Co-occurring Disorder Series. Dr Nuckols recent works include four DVDs entitled The Evidence Based Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders, A Research Based Approach To The Treatment of Anger, & Aggression In Early Recovery, Treating Early Life Trauma Related Issues In Early Recovery From Addictive Disorders and The Science Based Treatment of Addictive Disorders. He has completed a four part video series entitled “Breaking the Chains” of Addiction; Using Science to Aid Recovery and is developing a patient education and workbook series entitled “Discovery To Recovery”. This series will utilize the latest scientific research to assist alcoholics and addicts in their personal recovery.
During his career he has been awarded national honors including the SECAD, Swinyard and Gooderham awards, as well as, being recognized for his contributions to The American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Patient Placement Criteria. Dr. Nuckols is on the review boards of Counselor Magazine and the Dual Network and is an active member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He writes a column entitled Pharm Report for Counselor Magazine.
Dr. Nuckols’ educational background includes advanced work in medical research, pharmacology, education and psychology. His practical approach comes from working with people in various business and clinical settings. Dr Nuckols has consulted with The Central Labor Council (AFL-CIO), United Auto Workers, Stouffers, Boeing, Dupont, General Motors, Bechtel-Bettis, Ford Motor Company, United Airlines, and other industries in the area of enhancing productivity. He served as a trainer and consultant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), federal court systems, and branches of the armed forces specializing in the areas of antisociality, violence, and trauma.