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Anger Management Certification Training

Anger management training typically contains a range of components and techniques designed to help individuals understand and effectively manage their anger. Upon completion of the 18-hour course, participants will receive an Accredited Certificate of Completion in PDF format and can use the title “Certified Anger Management Specialist.”

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Sep 04, 2024 10:00am ET - Sep 06, 2024 05:00pm ET

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The Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS) Training

(Sept 4-5th - 12 hrs total) is open to anyone regardless of education level or training.

The Anger Management Therapist Certification Training (Sept 4-6th - 18 hrs total) is open to individuals with a minimum of a master’s degree in the mental health field (or currently enrolled in their masters degree practicum /internship), and while licensure in your state/jurisdiction is preferred, it is not mandatory.

Ethics & Techniques of Anger Management Therapy (Sept 6th - 6 Ethics Hours) is open to individuals with a minimum of a master’s degree in the mental health field (or currently enrolled in their masters degree practicum /internship), and while licensure in your state/jurisdiction is preferred, it is not mandatory.

The American Association of Forensic Professionals, Inc., is proud to introduce an innovative Anger Management Certification Program designed specifically for mental health professionals. This cutting-edge program is meticulously crafted to address the pervasive challenges posed by anger, which can severely disrupt lives, deteriorate relationships, and in extreme cases, lead to criminal activities. The complexities associated with managing anger-related issues necessitate a comprehensive approach that not only addresses the symptoms but also the underlying causes of anger, irritability, and violence.

Our 12 to 18-hour course is based on well-established, research-based techniques aimed at identifying, assessing, and effectively managing anger. It covers a wide array of interventions and strategies, from motivation enhancement and addressing biological contributors to employing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and relaxation techniques. This program is unique in its comprehensive approach, incorporating the exploration of anger's nature, its effects on individuals and their relationships, and systemic factors that perpetuate anger.

Participants will delve into various aspects of anger management, including understanding and addressing denial, enhancing insight and empathy, and exploring the impact of identity and occupation on anger. The program also emphasizes the importance of addressing extreme anger and the use of humor as a tool for managing anger, all while being aware of its potential pitfalls.

Upon completion of the program, which includes homework and a final examination, participants will receive an Accredited Certificate of Completion in PDF format and will be entitled to use the title “Certified Anger Management Specialist” or “Certified Anger Management Therapist,” depending on your level of completion (12 or 18 hours). This certification is not only a testament to the participant's commitment to professional development but also significantly enhances their capability to facilitate change in individuals struggling with anger, making them a valuable asset in any professional setting dealing with mental health challenges. This certification will empower you with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage anger in your professional practice, enhancing your ability to contribute positively to the lives of those affected by anger-related issues.

Join us in this comprehensive journey to becoming a Certified Anger Management Specialist and make a profound impact in addressing the challenges of anger, irritability, and violence.

Key Course Components

  • Understanding Anger: Explore the nature of anger, irritability, and violence, along with their far-reaching consequences.
  • Addressing Denial: Learn strategies to engage individuals who may not recognize their anger problem.
  • Case Conceptualization: Distinguish whether anger and violence should be the primary focus or part of a broader issue like depression, anxiety, or PTSD.
  • Enhancing Insight and Empathy: Develop techniques for increasing self-awareness and fostering empathy toward those affected by anger.
  • Identity and Occupation: Address situations where individuals perceive anger as integral to their identity or job.
  • Systemic Factors: Explore instances where external factors perpetuate anger and methods for reviewing and addressing these systemic influences.
  • Comprehensive Model: Gain insight into an overarching model for comprehending anger, irritability, and violence.

The course encompasses a range of interventions, including:

  • Motivation Enhancement: Strategies for motivating individuals to initiate change, especially crucial in addressing anger issues.
  • Biological Factors: Address the biological contributors to irritability and anger, emphasizing the importance of early intervention.
  • Behavioral Strategies: Techniques for modifying behavior, from minor adjustments to more significant transformations.
  • Self-Help Approaches: Utilize self-talk, imagery, metaphors, and behavior to manage anger-provoking situations.
  • Building Self-Efficacy: Foster self-confidence by building on past successes.
  • Relaxation Techniques: Learn effective relaxation methods and their applications.
  • Humor Utilization: Understand how humor can be a tool for managing anger, while being aware of potential pitfalls.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Explore the success of CBT methods and acquire key skills for effective implementation.
  • Addressing Extreme Anger: Learn how to disrupt and divert extreme anger and planned violence caused by dwelling and brooding.
  • Effective Intervention Overview: Gain insights into the most effective approaches for working with irritable and angry individuals, tailoring methods to individuals and securing necessary support.

Incorporated Interventions

About the Presenters

Dr. Tommy Black,


Dr. Tommy Black, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, boasts an illustrious career beginning in 1998 that intertwines his profound expertise in mental health, forensic behavioral health, and victim support. A vanguard in the behavioral health sector, Dr. Black is acclaimed for his unwavering commitment to enhancing accessibility to quality care through the portability of licensure and advocating for elevated standards, ethics, and accountability in mental health services.

He joined a private practice in 1998 and is a recognized authority in a spectrum of specialized areas, including PTSD, comprehensive testing and assessment, forensic and custody evaluations, and the treatment of sex offenders. Dr. Black’s exceptional skills in curriculum development and therapy, both individual and group, span across diverse demographics. His extensive proficiency is further evident in his contributions to professional development and his consultative roles with state and national counseling regulatory bodies.

Renowned for his clinical supervision acumen and program innovation, Dr. Black is frequently sought for expert legal testimony, illustrating his effectiveness in crisis management and forensic evaluations. His therapeutic approach is enriched by his training in Forensic Evaluations, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and Trauma-Focused CBT.

Dr. Black’s academic foundation is robust, holding a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Tampa, followed by Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees from Georgia Southern University. His scholarly pursuits led to a Ph.D. in Psychology from Northcentral University, with a dissertation exploring the psychological impacts of mobility on students.

As a leader and entrepreneur, Dr. Black has been at the helm of Darsey, Black & Associates since 1998, guiding a team of 50 and steering the company’s strategic direction. His leadership prowess expanded with the inception of Atlantic Counseling Services in 2012, where he serves as Owner and Clinical Director, and through his co-founding of Esteem Therapeutics, Inc.

Dr. Black has also made significant contributions to the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists, demonstrating his leadership through various roles, including Chair. His dedication to education is reflected in his previous adjunct professorships at South University and Brewton-Parker College, where he imparted his rich knowledge to the next generation of professionals.

His professional credentials are extensive, holding licensure across multiple states and national board certifications in counseling and forensic evaluation. Dr. Black’s military service in the US Army further highlights his discipline and dedication.

An active member of key professional organizations, Dr. Black’s involvement signifies his ongoing commitment to advancing the field of behavioral health. His leadership in ethics and advisory capacities underscores his influence in shaping forward-thinking behavioral health practices.

Dr. Vincentia Paul-Constantin,


Dr. Vincentia Paul-Constantin, a beacon of educational leadership and cultural competency, embodies the role of a lifelong educator and advocate. As the Founder and Executive Director of, she brings a wealth of expertise as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, licensed both in the US Virgin Islands and the state of Georgia, and as a National Board-Certified Counselor (NCC).

Dr. Paul-Constantin's formidable academic achievements include a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, a Master's in Student Personnel Administration and Counseling, a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a Master's in Special Education, an Educational Specialist degree (EdS), and a PhD in Specialized Education. She currently serves as the Chair of the United States Virgin Islands Board of Licensed Counselors and Examiners.

With over 20 years of experience as an educator, Dr. Paul-Constantin's work transcends conventional teaching methodologies. Her dedication to fostering an inclusive learning environment is evident through her work with Beautiful Dreamers (a non-profit organization), where she has been instrumental since July 2015. At Beautiful Dreams, she not only administers educational assessments but also provides invaluable training, consultation, and support for educators working with Haitian communities in the Virgin Islands.

Dr. Paul-Constantin's specialty lies in her cultural and social acumen, particularly with diverse ethnic groups such as Rastafarians and French Creole-speaking Haitians. Her fluency in French and French Creole (Haitian and Lucian) complements her extensive experience administering psychological assessments, such as the Woodcock-Johnson, WIAT, and K-TEA. This expertise positions her as a key instructor in courses that highlight multicultural considerations in mental health assessments—a crucial aspect she adeptly presents in workshops, aligning with the promotional materials that spotlight her role.

In her capacity as the Director of Social and Cultural Competency for AAFP, Dr. Paul-Constantin's initiatives are rooted in the belief that social and cultural awareness is essential to individual development. Her approach—shaped by 14 years as a special education teacher and advocate—ensures that individuals, especially those with Learning Disabilities and Mental Illness, are empowered to become productive members of society. She is steadfast in her mission to cultivate and equip individuals and their families, working collaboratively with schools and communities to promote educational equity and culturally responsive pedagogy.

Dr. Paul-Constantin's vision is a society where education is both a reflective mirror and a window to a world of social and cultural diversity. Through her leadership, she inspires a celebration of every individual's unique story within the broader narrative of the community, fostering resilience and well-being among the youth she serves. Her holistic approach to education and her advocacy for cultural sensitivity stand as testament to her profound impact on the tapestry of modern education.

Jordin Dunlop

Masters Level Intern

Jordin Dunlop is currently a master’s student and will obtain her Associate Professional credential in August 2024. She is dedicated to the field of mental health, specializing in complex trauma. She has over five years of experience as a social worker and has gained insight and experience as it relates to the youth population and the need for mental health professionals. 

Traci J. Marrero


Traci J. Marrero, an Associate Professional Counselor, has been in private practice for over four years and specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. She is dedicated to promoting compassionate and diverse mental and emotional health care services and encourages her colleagues to do the same. She was a past trainer and facilitator of military service members and their families for over 20 years.

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