Anger Management for Healthcare Professionals

Anger Management for Healthcare Professionals

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 Available
October 28, 2020October 30, 2020October 19, 2020CLOSED0
December 2, 2020December 4, 2020November 23, 2020OPEN10
January 6, 2021January 8, 2021January 4, 2021OPEN12
February 3, 2021February 5, 2021January 22, 2021OPEN12
April 7, 2021April 9, 2021March 26, 2021OPEN12
May 5, 2021May 7, 2021April 23, 2021OPEN12
June 9, 2021June 11, 2021May 28, 2021OPEN12
August 4, 2021August 6, 2021July 23, 2021OPEN12
September 15, 2021September 17, 2021September 3, 2021OPEN12
November 3, 2021November 5, 2021October 22, 2021OPEN12
December 15, 2021December 17, 2021December 3, 2021OPEN12






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