Understanding Anger and Aggression- A Working Model

Estimated watch time: 66 mins 
Available credits: none
Speaker: Dr. Dan Gittins, Ed.D., MA.

This presentation will help participants understand a model and context for understanding anger and aggression. Participants will understand the difference between the emotion of anger and the behavior of aggression. Participants will also know the reasons and contexts in which one experiences each, and some strategies for addressing these issues in our professional and personal lives. 


  1. Participants will be able to identify the 4 parts of the Anger Management Model
  2. Participants will be able to identify reasons people become angry
  3. Participants will know the difference between anger and aggression
  4. Participants will know reasons people become aggressive
  5. Participants will develop practical strategies to deal with anger and/or aggression

About the Speakers:

Dr. Dan Gittins works for Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He has been in the Behavioral Health field in Clinical and Administrative roles for over 30 years and has dealt with clinical issues including: Substance abuse, sexual assault, mental health, sexual perpetrator counseling, court ordered anger management and risk assessments for the court system. Dr. Gittins will share a theory of behavior and anger/aggression management that is both descriptive and prescriptive in nature.

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