Anger Management for Healthcare Professionals Program (December)



The Anger Management for Healthcare Professionals program is a small (6-12 participants), intensive and highly interactive three day course taught by UC San Diego faculty from the Department of Psychiatry. This program, offered through the UCSD Physician Assessment and Clinical Education (PACE) Program, includes a two-day intensive skills-building class involving interactions, and didactic instruction to teach strategies and techniques to manage anger, reduce conflict in the work setting, and improve functioning within a healthcare team. From busy primary care outpatient clinics to the intensity of operating rooms, frustration, annoyance, and conflict have become commonplace. A focus is placed on practicing cognitive and behavioral strategies that will lead to a healthier style of managing stressful situations encountered in healthcare environments: Communication techniques for conflict de-escalation; mindfulness, self-care and emotional intelligence; development of an action plan for improved functioning in the workplace.

Format: Brief lecture-discussions on anger and stress management techniques with interactive exercises. Using introspective techniques, role-playing, and action methods to improve anger management, participants develop and personalize a future plan of action to implement into their work environment; participants are provided a textbook along with multiple exercises to complete outside of class time.

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31.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ - maximum


December 15-17, 2021


San Diego, California 92108, United States