Anger Management for Healthcare Professionals Program

This course is designed to help those physicians and healthcare providers who have contributed to a disruptive working environment by way of inappropriate expression of anger. Conflict, stress and disruption in the hospital and clinic setting create low morale, heightened rates of staff turnover, and patient safety concerns.

The Anger Management for Healthcare Professionals program is a small, (6-8 participants), intensive and highly interactive three day course taught by UC San Diego faculty from the Department of Psychiatry. Participant coursework in the form of self-reported inventories of mood and interpersonal conflict as well as reading is required.

The objectives and goals of this course include:

  • Aiding participants to identify triggers in the workplace leading to disruptive behavior.
  • Didactic instruction providing constructive tools and strategies to aid in diffusing and managing anger and conflict in an appropriate and professional manner including:
    • Increasing Emotional Intelligence
    • Empathy Training
    • Transforming conflict into cooperation
  • Practicing both behavioral and cognitive strategies, including coping mechanisms, leading to healthier communication and interactions in the healthcare environment.
  • Developing a personalized plan of action (Commitment to Change)

PACE provides a dynamic training program that offers professionals an opportunity to obtain educational information and personalized assessment in a highly sensitive, supportive and confidential environment away from the workplace.

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Dates and Status

Start DateEnd DateEnrollment CutoffStatusSeats AvailableHotel Reservation 
January 10, 2018January 12, 2018December 29, 2017CLOSED0January 
February 26, 2018February 28, 2018February 16, 2018OPEN8February 
March 21, 2018March 23, 2018March 9, 2018OPEN10March 
April 16, 2018April 18, 2018April 6, 2018OPEN12April 
May 23, 2018May 25, 2018May 11, 2018OPEN11May 
June 27, 2018June 29, 2018June 15, 2018OPEN12June 
August 29, 2018August 31, 2018May 17, 2018OPEN12August 
September 26, 2018September 28, 2018September 14, 2018OPEN12September 
November 14, 2018November 16, 2018November 2, 2018OPEN12November 

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