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The 2018 NAMA International Conference will feature highly regarded speakers from the anger management, domestic violence, and crisis intervention professions, legislators, media, academic faculty, and researchers presenting on topics of state-of-the-art effective treatments, innovative techniques, and practical solutions. A panel discussion of the future of these professions will be included.
Active Member NAMA: $299
Non-Member NAMA: $399
Day of Event: $500
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2018 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND PRESENTERS:
Anger Management and Domestic Violence Specialists - Ethical Concerns: Ron Potter-Efron, MSW, PhD, Is a clinical psychotherapist, CAMS-V, and a NAMA Distinguished Diplomate. He is the author of over 20 books including Healing the Angry Brain, Angry All the Time, Letting Go of Anger, and Rage: A Step-by-Step Guide to Overcoming Explosive Anger. He is also the co-author, along with his wife Pat, of the ground-breaking Brain Change Curriculum for Domestic Violence and the Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Curriculum: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach.
What works in treating Anger?
A Research Review and an Analysis of What is missing in our Anger Treatments: Raymond Digiuseppe, Ph.D., ABPP, is a clinical psychologist, a NAMA Distinguished Diplomate, a Professor of Psychology at St. Johns University, and the Director of the Anger Research Center. He has promoted the recognition of anger as a form of psychopathology - developing standards for identifying anger diagnostic disorders including the Anger Disorders Scale (ADS) for adults and the Anger Regulation and Expression Scale (ARES) for children and adolescents.
New Directions in SMART Anger Management: Or, what we absolutely knew we knew then and what we think we know now:Howard Kassinove, PhD, ABBP, is a clinical psychologist, retired professor at Hofstra University, Fellow of APA, and NAMA Distinguished Diplomate. He has co-authored many books including Anger Management: The Complete Treatment Guidebook for Practitioners, as well as numerous chapters and articles on anger management. He is passionate about SMART Anger Management - SMART stands for Selection Menu for Anger Reduction Treatment. Raymond Chip Tafrate, PhD is Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Central Connecticut State University. As a clinical psychologist, his work has focused on disorders commonly found in criminal justice settings. His research is on the nature and treatment of anger; and his books include the Anger Management: The Complete Treatment Guidebook for Practitioners. His most recent projects include: Forensic CBT: A Handbook for Clinical Practice, The Criminogenic Thinking Profile.
Cutting Edge Insights into The Brain Science Of Anger: Understanding, Treatments, and Future Interventions: Marc Milstein, PhD is a Researcher who makes presentations of Health and Wellness research approachable. He earned both his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry and BS in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from UCLA. His doctoral research uncovered the role of a protein called “R1N1” that suppresses breast cancer. Dr. Milstein is fascinated by how the brain and body work in concert. He has a passion for the neuroscience of anger and has created videos on anger in the brain.
Yield Theory…: Christian Conte, PhD, is a CAMS-V and NAMA Diplomate as well as the creator of Yield Theory. Dr. Conte currently trains for correctional institutions, sports teams, and organizations in the application of the Yield Theory Program. He has books and videos that are used to train counselors, as well as teach people anger management. Currently Dr. Conte applies Yield Theory in maximum security prisons throughout the state of Pennsylvania and as well as several University Football and Athletics dept.
The Future of Anger Management, Domestic Violence and Crisis Intervention:- includes Panel Discussion Rich Pfeiffer, MDiv., PhD. Is President of NAMA, the Co-Director and founder of Growth Central offering Anger Management Specialist Training and supervision. He is a Distinguished Diplomate of the NAMA, an innovator in the development of Integral Psychotherapy and CAMS-V. Dr. Pfeiffer has authored numerous books including Real Solution Anger Management Workbook, Anger Management Workbook and Curriculum, and Creating Real Relationships.
International Human Rights Principles and Immigration: 21st Century Trends in Domestic Violence Protection: Roberta Oluwaseun Roberts, Esq. is an attorney working for the federal government as an adviser. She is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School, where she studied domestic violence law, represented clients seeking court-ordered civil protection orders, and assisted battered non-citizen women apply for immigration relief. She is a member of the National Bar Association, Greater Washington Area Chapter ("GWAC"). Ms. Roberts has a passion for domestic violence protection.
Crisis Intervention for the 21st Century: Andy Prisco is a Certified Crisis Intervention Specialist-V (CCIS-V), CAMS-III, and NAMA Fellow. He co-authored the Certified Crisis Intervention Handbook. He is a behavioral crisis intervention specialist at a clinical forensic institution providing daily practice at de-escalation, fast therapeutic rapport, crisis negotiation, and physical intervention. He has worked in the mental health field at a psycho-social rehabilitation program where he provided case management for people with mental illness.
Trends in Self-Care for Specialists: Laura Beth Moss is the Co-Director of Growth Central and a NAMA Diplomate. She is a Certified Integrative Life Coach through the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. Ms. Moss is also a CAMS-IV, as well as CCIS-IV, and recently co-authored the Certified Crisis Intervention Handbook. Laura Beth grew up in the foothills of NC and moved to NYC after graduating from The University of the North Carolina School of the Arts. She has been a successful Broadway, film and television actress.
Motivating Couples to Release their Anger through Heartfelt Forgiveness: Seigel Bartley, PhD, is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Texas, a Certified Anger Management Specialist-V (CAMS-V), and a NAMA Diplomat. He holds doctorate degrees in Counselor Education and Supervision, and Theological Studies. Dr. Bartley is the president of Anger Is OK! and offers CAMS training certification (Dallas, TX) in partnership with the Anger Management Institute and is a co-author of, "Helping Teens Manage Anger In The Home, School & Community". Lynette J. Hoy, NCC, LCPC is President of the Anger Management Institute. She is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, CAMS-V and a NAMA Diplomate. She was granted the designation as a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor by the International Board of Christian Counselors. Ms. Hoy is also the President of CounselCare Connection and has authored a number of expanded workbooks, training manuals, and articles in anger management.
Anger Management and Brain-Change Psychology in the Practice of Vocational Rehab Counseling: Alaskan Perspective: David M. Belton, MS, CRC, is the Founder of Pacific Pathways - Psycho-Educational Intervention Services in Juneau AK, a CAMS-II, a CDVS-I, and NAMA Fellow. He is a nationally certified Rehabilitation Counselor and continues his employment of over ten-years as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor /Evaluator with the Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Labor and Workforce Development -serving Alaskans with significant disabilities to achieve successful employment outcomes.
Anger in the Political Climate: Ebony Eubanks, MSW, ACSW, CAMS-II, is the Founder of Peaceful Living Counseling and Professional Services, a CAMS-II, and a seasoned therapist; she has worked in community mental health for over 10 years. Earning a Masters' degree in Social Work from Temple University School of Social Work and Public Health she currently facilitates and provides anger education and anger management to individuals and groups. Ms. Eubanks has also completed a clinical certificate program from Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work and she is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and is accredited as a Certified Social Worker and a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Clinical Social Workers.
Spice up your group: Implementing short videos and exercises into your anger management groups: Anita Avedian, MS, LMFT, has an M.S. in Educational Psychology, and has certifications in Employee Assistance Program and Human Resources from California State University -Northridge. Anita is a LCSW and the Director of Anger Management 818. She is also a Diplomate NAMA, a CAMS-IV, and is the author Anger Management Essentials (Workbook). Ms. Avedian is the co-founder and President of the California Association of Anger Management Providers (CAAMP) - the CA Chapter of NAMA.
The Relationships between Revenge, Personality Factors , and Romantic Partners: Thomas DiBlasi, MA, is a member of NAMA and works at the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Anger and Aggression, Hofstra University where he is a PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology. He is an Adjunct Instructor at Hofstra University, St. Joseph's College, and York College. Mr. DiBlasi is a co-author with Dr. Howard Kassinove, of a research study examining ‘The Relationships between Revenge, Personality Factors, and Romantic Partners.’
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