Youth Violence Prevention: Clinical Approaches for Individual and Group Intervention

Presenter: Eva L. Feindler, Ph.D.

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm | 4 CEs
(Registration and light refreshments begin at 8:30 am.)

Location: Lankenau Hospital
Auditorium-Main Hospital Entrance- Lobby A
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
(Conference Parking included, Garage B)

The development, implementation and evaluation of anger management programs for youth violence prevention have proliferated over the past decade. These programs aim to moderate the intensity, frequency and severity of anger expression, and facilitate alternative non-aggressive responses to conflict and frustration. Cognitive-behavioral theory highlights cognitive processes such as attributions, expectations, interpersonal beliefs and problem solving as the most influential factors in determining an individual’s response to provocation, and identifies anger arousal as a mediator of aggressive behavior. Based on the premise that youth exhibit aggressive behavior due to poor arousal management and social and problem solving skills, clinicians will learn about psycho-educational anger management programs (TAME in particular) to target these deficits and to teach pro-social, conflict resolution, and emotion regulation skills for youth. Both individual and group treatment strategies will be highlighted.


  • Participants will learn about anger management techniques including reduction of physiological arousal, replacement of anger-sustaining cognitions, and development of effective interpersonal responses.
  • Participants will understand the use of clinical assessments to monitor treatment outcomes; self report measures of anger/aggression as well as self-monitoring approaches.
  • Participants will gain insight into how to help clients identify both internal and external triggers that provoke an anger response and to identify physiological cues that signal feelings of anger via self-monitoring.
  • Participants will learn mindfulness techniques to help them better regulate emotions during stressful interpersonal interactions.
  • Participants will learn how to implement anger management training in the context of individual and group work with adolescents.

About the Presenter:
Eva L. Feindler, Ph.D. is professor of psychology and the Director of the Long Island University Doctoral program in Clinical Psychology.  As a faculty member of the Specialty Track in Family Violence and as the former Director of the Psychological Services Clinic, she is directly involved in programs aimed at helping children and families manage their anger and resolve conflicts. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Mount Holyoke College and her graduate degrees from West Virginia University. Prior to her position at LIU, Dr. Feindler was at Adelphi University where she also directed the graduate program in Applied Behavioral Technology. She has authored several books: Adolescent Anger ControlCognitive-Behavioral Strategies, Handbook of Adolescent Behavior Therapy, Assessment of Family Violence, Comparative Treatments of Anger Disorders, numerous articles on parent and child anger, and has conducted training workshops across the United States and internationally. She is featured on a training video (published by Research Press) that presents the various components of Aggression Replacement Training and has presented numerous papers at APA, ABCT and most recently SEPI conferences. In 2010 she completed a two-year post graduate program at the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Psychotherapy in NYC. Dr. Feindler was instrumental in creating a curriculum for the NYS SAVE (Schools Against Violence Education) legislation that is a 2-hour requirement for all NY professionals who work with youth in schools. Currently, she is completing work on TAME: Teen Anger Management Education to be published by Research Press in 2016.

Continuing Education:
For Pennsylvania Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors: This program is approved for 4 CE credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for 4 CE credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36).
For New Jersey Social Workers:  This program is approved for 4 CE credits.  Programs or courses approved by boards that license social work practice in other states are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)10).
For Delaware Social Workers:  Presenter(s) have a minimum of 2 (two) years of practical application and/or research experience pertaining to the subject matter of this presentation.  Please consult section 7.2.5 of the rules of the Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners to determine if this course is in conformance with state regulations.


PSCSW is authorized to provide CE Credits to participants who attend programs in their entirety, in this case from 9 AM until 1 PM.
Time will be strictly enforced.

Registration Information:
You may register for this conference by completing the registration form and mailing it with a check or credit card information to the PSCSW office; or you may register online with a credit card at  Participation may be limited due to space constraints, so we encourage early registration, for which there is a discount.  All conference fees include a CE certificate.  If you need to cancel after you have registered, refunds (minus a $15 administrative fee) will be issued prior to the program date.

PSCSW Members: Please login to register and see discounted member pricing for this event. 

  • March 12, 2016
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm