Grandfather Certification Program

Certified Aggressive Behavior
De-Escalation & Anger Management Group Facilitator

Requirements for Certification:
Must be 30 Years Currently a US Citizen
Include a personal Resume that includes current or past employment/volunteer history
4 Documented Personal References with emails and contact numbers
Copies of any Certificates or College Degrees
Titles, Dates, and Number of Hours for each related classes you taught

Additional Requirements
Written responses to ethical questions included in the Counseling Handbook.
Registration Application for LLU Specialty Care Counselor Certification “Grandfather” Program
Signed copy of the Specialty Care Counselor Handbook Code of Ethical Standards
Annual Best Practices Studies CEU Reporting Log

Enrollment Application, Tuition and Fees
Enrollment Fee: $100.00 (Non-Refundable)
Tuition Fee: $700.00
Annual certification renewal is required to maintain valid LLU credentials.
Certification Renewal is $100.00 per 2-years.

Note: The initial Application Review is used to determine if you are qualified to participate in the Grandfather Certification Program.

Certified Aggressive Behavior De-Escalation & Anger Management Group Facilitator

Course Description

This Study Session is designed to help Facilitators understand what can cause a crisis, the warning signs of a crisis, the strategies to help de-escalate a crisis, provide prevention resources, and how to create a crisis safety plan. Provide information on Matrix Anger Management Counseling Approach for peaceful communication. Offer Assessment strategies for Aggressive Behavior De-Escalation. Provide practicum for Group Anger Management prevention education program development. Violence prevention advocacy skills for families are included along with Crisis Assessment Planning for Public Safety-Threat Team Development and Management.

Session Objectives

Due to the ever-increasing violence on every level today nationwide, we believe education and social-action are keys to prevention. Prevention is possible through De-Escalation Assessment Teams who can help identify and address a broad array of problematic behaviors. We believe that Aggressive Behavior De-Escalation Assessment, along with Workplace, Church-place Safety Planning, and the Safe School Initiative (SSI) Facilitators will help to identify safety-threat information that could be obtainable before a potential public mass violence attack and to prevent aggressive behavior.

What You Will Learn

Violence and destructive anger has reached an epidemic level in our culture and negatively impacts us in each arena and major tasks of life: social, love, spiritual, and work. Anger and violence in the school and the workplace is a major problem. School, Workplace, and Church-place behavioral threat assessment provides a proactive, de-escalation and anger management approach for identifying individuals who may pose a threat through behavior assessment interventions before a violent incident occurs. This 16weeks modules program provides a foundation for counseling practice training will teach participants how to respond to threatening and other disturbing behaviors, gather additional mental health information to make a prevention assessment, and take preventive steps through anger management group sessions. 12-hours Court Ordered Case Prevention Education and Group Counseling Practicum experience required.

You should be able to...

  • Understand anger dynamics in terms of the anger cycle and the fight or flight theory.
  • Know common anger myths and their factual refutations.
  • Know the helpful and unhelpful ways of dealing with anger and aggressive behavior.
  • Know techniques in controlling anger, aggression de-escalation, and particular reading anger warning signs, using coping thoughts, exercising relaxation techniques and blowing off steam.
  • Understand the difference between objective and subjective language.
  • Know tips in identifying the anger problem.
  • Express a feeling or position using I‐messages.
  • Understanding of how holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
  • Know skills and techniques in making a disagreement constructive, including effective negotiation and solution‐building.
  • Reflect on one’s hot buttons and personal anger dynamics.
  • Know alter, avoid and, accept ways of responding to an anger‐provoking situation.
  • Understand the energy curve and how it can help in responding to someone else’s anger.
  • Learn and practice de‐escalation techniques.
  • Implement Anger Management Prevention Program for Group Facilitation through Matrix Approach.
  • Gain an integrated view of anger management and how it can be best practiced through group activities.
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    Note: The initial application is used to determine if you are qualified to participate in the Grandfather Certification Program.

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