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The Psychology and Health Effects of Anger Release
Bert Diament

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: All of us have experienced feeling angry and it often seems like we do not have control when, as a result, we have “blown up.” In retrospect, we have, at times, regretted “losing it” and at other times we have felt justified and pleased that we did. After all, don’t mental health professionals believe that it is better to express one’s anger than to keep it in? Although anger is a normal emotion, clearly, when it results in angry behavior spiraling out of control, it can have serious consequences. There is also much evidence suggesting that chronic frequent angry outbursts have a deleterious effect on health. This lecture will explore the difference between angry emotions, feelings, and behaviors; how anger happens in the brain; personality traits of individuals with chronic anger outbursts; the myth of the positive effects of catharsis (venting); the impact on one’s health of frequent angry behavior; the negative effects of “suppressing” angry feelings; the paradox that we feel like a victim when we act angrily but are perceived as an abuser; how to express anger in a healthy way. The program will include a PowerPoint. 

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: A Florida licensed psychologist, Dr. Bert Diament is a graduate of Albert Einstein’s Yeshiva University Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. He provides brief goal-oriented therapy to individuals and couples.  He has taught numerous courses at Lifelong Learning in Jupiter and Boca Raton and has presented lectures and seminars to area residents and mental health professionals.  He is an associate fellow and therapy training supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in New York. He has also trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy and the Westchester Institute for Family Therapy. He is also a Gottman Institute certified Seven Principles of Marriage educator.  Dr. Diament was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for service to children and families from the Connecticut Association of School Psychologists and has been elected to Diplomat status in the area of Professional Psychotherapy by the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy.

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Date: Monday, October 9, 2017
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $30 per event
$75 for any combination of three events, members only
$120 for any combination of eight events, members only

Non-member - $35
Cash will no longer be accepted as payment for lectures.

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