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Workshop presented by Dr. Ephrem Fernandez

Sponsored by: Chuck Jung Associates

Date: Friday, April 13th, 2018
Time: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Location: Italian Cultural Centre (3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver)

Registration Deadline: April 9th, 2018

After April 9th, 2018 you can still register by calling BCPA at 604-730-0501.


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About the Workshop:

DSM-5 (a) avoids defining addiction (referring only to
the generic “Substance Use Disorders”), (b) includes the
following degrees of such disorders — mild, moderate, and
severe, (c) expands the “addiction” umbrella for the first time
to include non-substance (behavioral) addictions, beginning
with gambling, (d) suggests the likelihood that other such
addictions will soon be added (e.g., Internet, videos, sex,
eating/obesity), (e) fields claims from important psychiatric
figures that this document is not sufficiently rooted in
neuroscience. Psychologists must be prepared for a new
— but shifting — concept of addiction, so as to be true
to psychological theory and evidence-based techniques,
responsive to the range of clinical addictive problems clients
may present, and make use of the soundest scientific
concepts. Stanton Peele’s workshop will address these

While the debate about global warming rages on, there is little disagreement that anger is pervasive and historically significant in human relations.  Anger has a place in one’s emotional repertoire but it can clearly become maladaptive. 

This workshop goes beyond standard psychiatric diagnoses to reveal complex and subtle types of anger. A new generation of tests allows us to tap into many basic anger parameters and expression styles that constitute disorders ranging from the intermittent explosive to the passive aggressive. 

Against this background is the question of how to treat anger dysfunction?  An integrative approach is outlined in which about a dozen cognitive, behavioral, and affective techniques are carefully sequenced into a program for prevention of anger onset, intervention on anger escalation, and “postvention” of residual anger. The techniques will be illustrated and demonstrated by the presenter, and then opened up for role-play exercises by members of the group. 

The concluding question will be “how well does Cognitive Behavioral Affective therapy (CBAT) work?” Published findings will be made available as will suggestions for future empirical and clinical work in this field.  Q&A interludes will be included throughout the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  • Conceptualize the phenomenon of anger. Differentiate anger from related constructs of hostility, aggression, and violence.  
  • Recognize the potentially adverse effects of anger on both mental and physical health and in relationships. 
  • Explain what can make anger dysfunctional.  Diagnose intermittent explosive disorder and other DSM categories where anger is a symptom (e.g., Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder).  Examine Passive Aggressive Anger and identify various anger “profiles” through the lens of new psychometric tests.
  • Apply conventional cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in the regulation of anger.
  • Enhance CBT with additional cognitive and behavioral strategies used for other disorders.  Expand this into CBAT (Cognitive Behavioral Affective Therapy) which also draws from experiential and emotion-focused schools of therapy.
  • Adapt techniques to gender and other sociodemographic variables.
  • Evaluate the efficacy of CBT and CBAT in treating maladaptive anger.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Ephrem Fernandez has presented various versions of this workshop at four of the last five conventions of the American Psychological Association and at psychological conferences in Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia.  He is the editor of “Treatments for Anger in Specific Populations” (Oxford University Press, 2013).  With over 80 publications in scholarly outlets (e.g., Clinical Psychology Review, the Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, Criminal Behaviour & Mental Health), he is recognized as an international expert in anger and concomitant problems in clinical and forensic contexts and in everyday life. 

This course is worth 6 CPA Continuing Education Credits.


Important Information for Attendees:

  • Workshop fee includes handouts, morning & afternoon coffee, and lunch.
  • Remember to sign out to obtain CE credits for this course.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing by April 9th, 2018. A 20% administration fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after this date.


April 13th, 2018 9:00 AM   through   4:30 PM
Italian Cultural Centre
3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 4P5
Registration Fee:
BCPA Members/Affiliates ($197.40 including GST) $ 188.00
Non-Members ($270.90 including GST) $ 258.00