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Register for Part 4 of the Parenting Workshop Series | September 21

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Anger Control in Parents: Implications for Reducing the Use of Verbal and Physical Violence with their Children

Workshop Description: Parents were asked to keep track of when they became angry with their children and to note when their anger escalated to their use of verbal and physical forms of punishment. Cluster analysis indicated that there were eight categories of perceived provocations that can be summarized with the mnemonic II CE HOPE. This presentation will provide examples of each of these triggers and consider the implications for parent training. Repetitive non-compliance and the attribution of intentionality (“did it on purpose”) were key features contributing to the use of hitting behaviors.

Bio: Dr. Don Meichenbaum is a distinguished professor emeritus from the University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada from which he took early retirement 25 years ago. Since that time he has been Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention in Miami ( He is one of the founders of Cognitive behavior therapy and in a survey of clinician she was voted “One of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century.” He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Clinical Division of the American Psychological Association and was Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association. He has presented in all 50 U.S. states and internationally and he has published extensively. His latest book is entitled “Treating individuals with addictive disorders.” He has placed his book Roadmap to resilience on the Internet for FREE. His book has been downloaded by 43, 000 + visitors from 167 countries worldwide, visit for a FREE copy. Dr. Meichenbaum has just celebrated his 82nd birthday. He has four children and seven grandchildren.

Pricing & Registration:

General Admission: $25.00

APSAC Members and The New York Foundling Staff General Admission: Free

1 CE Credit (Social Work & Psychology): $25.00

1 CE Credit (Social Work & Psychology) for APSAC Members and New York Foundling Staff: $15.00

*If you are in New York and would like social work, mental health or psychology CE credits please email

APSAC Members: You will receive your discount automatically when registering.

The New York Foundling Staff: Please email to request your entry code.