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Anger and Aggression in Children and Youth

James D. Larson, Ph.D., NCSP

12.0 CE Hours Available

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To increase participants ability to:

  • Appreciate the role of social learning in the development of aggressive behavior
  • Understand how contextual issues in the home, school, and community train and maintain aggressive behavior
  • Differentially identify and assess reactive and proactive aggression
  • Use a Problem Solving Discourse method for the treatment of adolescents in an individual format
  • Engage the resources of the school and residential settings to build and maintain treatment generalization support
  • Implement research-supported, small group anger and aggression management programs with children and adolescents
  • Develop useful procedures for monitoring progress and evaluating treatment goals
  • Identify research-supported programs and procedures for bully intervention and prevention


p> Developmental Pathways of Aggression in Children and Youth
  • Risk Factors
  • Coercive Family Process
  • School and Community Influences
Understanding Anger and Aggressive Subtypes in Children and Adolescents
  • The Characteristics of Problematic Anger
  • Proactive/Instrumental Aggression
  • Reactive/Emotional Aggression
Multi-Method/Multi-Source Assessment Strategies
  • Functional Behavioral Approach
  • Interviews, Rating Scales, and Self-Reports
Treatment of Anger and Aggression in an Individual Context
  • Problem-Solving Discourse (PSD) Technique
Treatment of Anger and Aggression in a Group Format
  • Advantages of School- and Residential-Based Contexts
  • Screening and Identification
  • Building Generalization Strategies
  • Progress Monitoring and Evaluation
Small Group Treatment of Reactive Aggression: Children
  • Implementing the Anger Coping Program
Small Group Treatment of Reactive Aggression: Adolescents
  • Implementing the Think First Program
The Special Issue of Bullies
  • Developmental Trajectory
  • Treatment Implications