• Anger Management: Reaching the Calm Within
The deadline for this training has been extended. Thank you to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for its continued support.


Anger Management: Reaching the Calm Within

Developed June 2021

3 CEs

This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for chemical dependency counselors in domain R1 and prevention professionals in domain P2.

Level of Course | 100 Beginner

Anger is one of the most difficult emotions to manage and possibly the most damaging towards others. We struggle to maintain our calm in stressful situations as we are bombarded with rude behavior from others, traffic jams, noise pollution, injustices, hostile workplaces, relationship conflict and a variety of other daily hassles. Mental healthcare workers are especially vulnerable to pressures from individuals seeking help who may be frustrated, angry or hostile. This workshop will provide an opportunity to understand anger, distinguish healthy anger from problematic anger, regulate their own angry emotions, and develop healthy ways of responding to and deescalating anger in others.

This course is constructed as reading-based and noninteractive.


  1. Understand the role of anger.
  2. Know how to identify the problems in anger regulation and responding.
  3. Explain the causes of anger dysregulation.
  4. Develop skills for managing anger and responding in healthier ways.

Developed by Josephine Ridley, PhD

Assistant Chief of Psychology, VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System

Dr. Josephine Ridley is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her Ph.D. and M.A. from West Virginia University. She is currently Assistant Chief of Psychology at the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Dept. of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Within the VA, she managed a partial hospitalization program for individuals with serious mental illness for more than 20 years. Dr. Ridley is Co-Chair of the VA’s Institutional Review Board and conducts research in the areas of depression and suicide. She has published book chapters and studies in peer reviewed journals in the areas of depression, anxiety and suicide. Dr. Ridley is Co-Editor for the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. She is a Master Trainer for the Zero Suicide Institute’s Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk Workshop and has conducted trainings all over the country.

Evaluations will be immediately downloadable and must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.



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Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068