Course Description

Anger is a powerful and misunderstood emotion. Due to trauma, neglect or abuse, an individual may never have learned how to deal with pain, suffering, trauma or frustration other than through anger. The result can be an extremely angry person. In some cases, that anger can turn from being disrespectful to harmful to self or to others. 

In some therapy modalities, including EMDR therapy, practitioners struggle with addressing and treating anger-related issues in individual and group settings. This course seeks to address the misconceptions about anger management as well as the various aspects of a person’s life that impacts their ability to deal with anger in a healthy and productive manner. 

Participants in this self-paced course are encouraged to expand their own knowledge of conceptualizing and working with anger within a trauma-focused lens for clinical practice. This course also aims to help decrease overall fear/anxiety and increase personal confidence in working with EMDR and perinatal trauma-related anger issues. 

This course utilizes recordings of a live training held in November, 2023. CEs are calculated only based on video runtime. 

For more information on our work at The Touchstone Institute, visit our website.

Course Overview

  • Recorded/Asynchronous Distance Learning

    This course is structured for students to learn at their own pace.

  • Prerequisites

    Completion of an EMDRIA-approved foundational EMDR therapy training.

  • CE Credits

    6 CEs are offered for this workshop. Please see CE coverage section below for specific approvals.

Continuing Education Credits

Participation in all training sessions and submission of a course evaluation is required to receive a CE Certificate for this course. Course evaluations are made available after all live sessions have been completed within the course portal. After completing the evaluation, participants will be able to download their CE certificates. This training offers 6 CE credits.

  • It is your responsibility to verify CE coverage in your State or Provence.

  • The Touchstone Institute for Perinatal Training is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Touchstone Institute for Perinatal Training maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • The Touchstone Institute for Perinatal Training, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7346. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Touchstone Institute for Perinatal Training, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

  • This course is approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). The Touchstone Institute is an approved training provider with EMDRIA: approval #22021.

  • This course is approved by Postpartum Support International (PSI) for continuing education towards obtaining and maintaining the PMH-C

  • The Touchstone Institute for Perinatal Training, [provider number:1876], is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The Touchstone Institute for Perinatal Training maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: [1/19/2024-1/19/2025]. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits.

  • Helping Hands Psychotherapy, LCSW, PC is recognized by the New York State Education Department as an approved provider of continuing education by the State Boards of Social Work for licensed social workers #SW-0567, Mental Health Practitioners for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0202, and Psychology for licensed psychologists #PSY-0074. ($15 additional CE fee)

Note on Accessibility:

We include captions in all of our live and self-paced trainings. If there is anything else you need to make our trainings accessible to you, please reach out to us at [email protected]. We recognize that every person has access needs and we are happy to do everything we can to meet yours.


Patrick Monette LMHC CASAC

Patrick Monette is a licensed mental health/addiction and certified trauma counselor and certified life coach located in Northern New York. He is a Certified EMDR therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant and certified EFT couples counselor. He has taught at local universities and maintains a private practice focusing on couples work and trauma-informed treatment as well as gender issues, anger management, perinatal traumas and co-occurring disorders. He is actively engaged in the local community drug court systems as a mental health consultant and educator. Patrick is fluent in English and Spanish and offers treatment in both languages. He also stated his bi-weekly video show/podcast Friday Night Feels that focuses on various aspects of wellness and incorporates guests to come and share their experiences and areas of specialty. During the pandemic, Patrick has begun to hold online couples courses/retreats called Hold Me Tight® to assist couples focus and improve their relationships. In March 2020 he also created his bi-weekly video show/podcast Friday Night Feels which focuses on mental health, wellness and overall well-being. Please visit his website for more information

Tiered pricing options for this course:

Questions? See our FAQ below.

More about our pricing:

We offer tiered pricing for all of our trainings in order to make our courses accessible to as many practitioners as possible. If you are unsure which tier of payment is right for your financial situation, please read through our FAQ section below or visit our website.

Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you are interested in a multi-month payment plan. We are always happy to create a custom payment plan to make it more feasible for everyone to participate in our courses. 

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to Your Course

    2. Get to know Patrick Monette!

    3. Learning Objectives

    4. Anti-Oppression Statement from The Touchstone Institute

    1. Training Slides

    1. Lecture Part 1

    2. Lecture Part 2

    3. Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Receiving your CE Certificate

    2. About your course quiz

    3. Course Quiz

    4. Course Evaluation (Anonymous)

    5. CE Certificate Request

About this course

  • $180-$240
  • On-Demand
  • 6 CEs

Learning Objectives

  • Define the connection between anger management in a trauma-focused manner and explain the multi-faceted, prismatic manner in which signs of anger may manifest relating to perinatal mental health.
  •  List 5-7 common areas of a client’s life/history that can impact clients ability to handle their anger 
  • (For EMDR therapists only: List these areas that can lead to identifying negative cognitions for EMDR reprocessing if applicable) 
  • Explain the theories and approaches that currently exist to address anger management related issues within the counseling field specifically the relating to perinatal mental health. 
  • Identify one’s own anger and emotional dysregulation triggers in order to help client’s better understand and translate this learning about the self into better understanding the internal world of a client that struggles. 
  • Implement 2-3 strategies from anger management theory into early phases (Stabilization/Preparation), particularly for grounding and building awareness, and in later phases (Closure) for safely concluding and linking sessions 
  • Apply at least 3-4 strategies learned through the previous objectives for enhancing case conceptualization and managing anger related issues within  perinatal mental health. 

The Prerequisite:

Get EMDR Trained

Join Dr. Mara Tesler Stein and other perinatal mental health practitioners for Foundational EMDR Therapy Training utilizing The Touchstone Institute's EMDRIA-Approved curriculum.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the Generative Access tier right for me?

    Select this tier if you: Own the home you live in (even with a mortgage); live in a two-income household; have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money; travel recreationally; have access to family money and resources in times of need; work part-time by choice, etc.

  • Is the Sustaining Access tier right for me?

    Select this tier if you: Have income available for recreational activities (going out to dinner, movies, concerts etc.); have consistent work compensated at a median income rate based on your region; pay rent that is not more than 25% of your monthly household income; do not own your own home, etc.

  • Is the Supported Access tier right for me?

    Select this tier if you: Are a graduate student paying tuition; have major medical expenses not covered by insurance; have been denied work, or experience discrimination related to ableism, racism, sexism, gender discrimination or other forms of oppression; are eligible for public assistance; have immigration-related expenses; have ever been denied work due to incarceration history; are supporting adult children, extended family members in need or have other adult dependents; are an elder with limited financial support; are primarily working in a setting with under-resourced populations and your income reflects this work, etc.

  • Are there payment plan options available?

    Yes! We are happy to work with you to create a payment plan that fits your needs. Please reach out to us over email with a brief description of the length of the plan that you are interested in using to pay for this course: [email protected].

  • How can I learn more about your pricing?

    Please visit our website for more information on our approach to pricing our trainings:

  • What is your refund policy?

    We require 30-days notice for cancellations to receive a refund, minus a 5% administrative fee. If you cancel within thirty days you will be able to apply your full tuition to any other trainings we offer.

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