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(NEW) Online Training – Using Neuroscience and Creative Techniques to Address Anger Management
Issues in Children

March 4 Login to Zoom.com 8:30am ; Training 8:45am-4:15 pm (EST) $179, 6 CEUs Presenter: Joanne Vizzini, PhD Zoom.us, MD + Google Map

Neurodiversity has become popularized and expanded upon since the 1990’s. In this workshop we will take a compassionate look at the brain-based differences that our youngest clientele present within clinical practice. We will discuss how Neuroscience gives us a window of opportunity to better understand the world of children without judgment. Brain-based therapeutic evidence gives rise to creative ways of reaching children who have issues managing their world with self-possession. Participants will learn creative techniques that can be woven into treatment plans that will allow children to face and process their own anger. We will discuss handouts that describe a tool kit of brain-based ideas to help clinicians successfully treat some of the anger issues that may have seemed daunting in the past. Participants will learn how to use innovative, productive, evidence-based, leading-edge resources that access neurodiversity and enable children to cope with anger issues and thrive. The workshop will also provide time for you to share your stories and questions with other professionals.

Please bring to the virtual session, something safe to bang on, something to use to make art, something you can build, something that makes sound, something that you love like a child would, such as a toy, a puppet, or any other object.

The Ferentz Institute, Inc. is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CEU approval for all trainings is also granted to Psychologists, LCPC’s and MFT’s and approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists and the Board of Examiners for Psychologists in Maryland. Reciprocity has also been granted for clinicians in Washington, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Texas. The Institute also maintains full responsibility for all programming.
In order to provide Category 1 CEUs for all of our trainings, the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners requires online workshops to be live, interactive, and experienced in real time. Therefore, none of our trainings are recorded for later viewing.

Learning Objectives

  • Share two stories of prior anger management mishaps of children on your caseload as THEY would describe them
  • Create a template of compassionate responses to children in neurodiverse, brain-based therapy
  • Identify three distinctive brain-based styles of processing anger through a neuroscience lens
  • Describe evidence-based successful creative techniques for two neurodiverse styles
  • Identify how to use one of the new techniques learned to support and guide a child to self-control of their anger.


8:45 — 10:00 am

  • Introduction
  • Neurodiversity and anger
  • Neuroscience and anger
  • How does anger reveal itself on your caseload?

10:00 — 10:08 am.        BREAK

10:08 — 11:00 am

  • Compassionate responses to neuro-diverse brains expressing anger
  • Supports & blocks in the family dynamic for anger management
  • Creative Brain-based therapeutic approaches (How to begin)

11:00 — 11:07 am.           BREAK

11:07 — 12:00 pm

  • Three distinctive brain-based styles of processing anger through a neuroscience lens
  • How to keep important boundaries and move forward with processing anger

12:00 — 1:00 pm.           LUNCH

1:00 — 2:00 pm

  • Three distinctive brain-based styles of processing anger through a neuroscience lens
  • How to have fun and integrate a program of recovery for children to manage their anger

2:00 — 2:08 pm.             BREAK

2:08 — 3:00 pm

  • Creative techniques for neurodiverse styles – naming, claiming, and taming anger

3:00 — 3:08 pm.             BREAK

3:07 — 4:15 pm

  • Using Neuroscience and Creative Techniques design a treatment plan for one case which supports and guides a neurodiverse child to obtain and enhance self-control, self-possession, and self-compassion for and with their own anger.
  • Questions and Answers – Follow-up from the day
Angry young girl