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Professional Certification Program in Anger Management Expanded

Marriage and Family Therapists of New York expands its Anger Management Certification Program to include on-site training.

Rockville Centre, NY, June 22, 2009 --( Nationally recognized social psychologist and author, Dr. Joan Atwood, owner of the Marriage and Family Therapists of New York, has expanded her state of the art Professional Certification Program in Anger Management. This program is a one of kind program in the Northeast. Prior to June, 2009, the Certification was offered at her training site in Rockville Centre. Now, the training is offered to facilities at their site.

This Anger Management Program is based on up-to-date research, tried and true cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. This unique state of the art program provides professionals with a thorough psycho-educational approach to anger management, covering such topics as Anger vs. Stress, How To Control Impulses, The Role of Stress, The Cycle of Violence, Techniques for Managing Anger, How To Communicate, Social and Emotional Intelligence, Running Groups for Anger Management, Closing Exercises and many others.

The Professional is provided with all the information, exercises and techniques necessary to counsel individuals in their agencies, human resource departments, correctional facilities, and/or schools. The course is appropriate for Mental Health Professionals, Court Personnel, Correction Officers, Probation Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, and many others in these fields. It is relevant for court mandated and non-mandated situations. "The focus is on empowerment. We help professionals help clients to expand their vision, to see more possibilities and thus more solutions to problems. Further, our programs help individuals to manage anger and re-story their lives, so they experience more positive outcomes in their relationships." said Dr. Atwood.

In addition to being the premier organization for Anger Management in NYS, Marriage and Family Therapists of New York (MFTNY), provides a broad range of counseling and therapy services to Individuals, Couples and Families addressing a wide array of issues. Dr. Atwood's team of highly skilled and experienced professionals, each with their particular area of expertise, is available for initial consultation to establish a custom program that meets clients’ individual needs.

In addition, Dr. Atwood has developed an interactive website for online therapy services at The new website offers a Free 15-Minute Phone Consultation for new clients. "What offers online compliments the complete range of services provided our clients," stated Dr. Atwood.

From More Information Please Contact:
Dr. Joan Atwood at the Marriage and Family Therapists of New York directly at: (516) 764-2526 or 542 Lakeview Avenue, Rockville Centre, New York 11570. We provide training at our site or yours. Other office locations are in Manhattan and the Hudson Valley. Email or visit the new website at

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Joan D. Atwood, Ph.D.

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