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S24-101 Helping Children Manage Anger Using CBT and Play Therapy

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CE

100 Children & Adolescents
Sonia Hinds, APRN, PMH-BC, RPT-S
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes
Target Audience:
Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists



The psychodynamics of anger, including common reasons for its occurrence and how it is manifested in children, will be discussed. Specific play therapy techniques and CBT strategies for working with an angry child will be explored. The role of parents in coaching children to manage anger will also be included. This workshop is particularly important, given that a significant number of children are experiencing dysregulation due to COVID-19 restrictions and virtual education.  


Sonia Hinds, APRN, PMH-BC, RPT-S Related Seminars and Products

Sonia Hinds is the Founder and CEO of Chesapeake Beach Professional Seminars and the Founder and Director for Barstow Acres Children’s Center which is a non-profit organization that provides mental health services to children and adults.  She received her master’s degree in Mental Health Nursing from Howard University. She has served as a U.S. Army Nurse and is a Board Certified- Advanced Psychiatric Registered Nurse.

Agenda & Learning Objectives


8:50-9:00 am Log on 


Recall at least reasons 5 reasons parents seek mental health services for an angry child 

9:30 -10:15 am                       

Describe 3 ways in which manger may be manifested during a therapy session   

10:15-10:30 am Break 


Identify five cognitive behavior interventions for managing anger 

11:00 am-12:00                       

Describe 4 co-regulating activities for parents and the angry child     


Q and A and wrap-up  

12:15 Adjournment 



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recall various reasons for anger in children for which parents seek therapy.   

  • Describe various ways in which anger is manifested during play therapy sessions.   

  • Identify specific cognitive behavior techniques for managing anger.   

  • Demonstrate play therapy techniques for managing anger.   

  • List specific ways for parents to help the child move toward self-regulation.  

Bibliography & References



Dyer, J (2020).  Anger Management: How to Take Control of Your Emotions and Find Joy in Life.  Australia: Pristine Publisher. 

Tafrate, R.C. (2019).  Anger Management for Everyone.  10 Proven Strategies to Help You Control Anger and Live a Happier Life. Second Edition.  Self-Published. 

Thibaut, M (2018).  Master Your Emotions:  A Practical Guide to Overcome Negativity and Better Mange Your Feelings.  Independently Published. 

Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {3} Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

We welcome anyone interested in the topic!


Late Fees and Refunds

The base price is $70 and includes CE credit. A non-refundable late fee of $20 is added on 03/14/24

Cancellations** must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the workshop to receive a refund or an account credit.

Late fees cannot be refunded or applied to  account credit. 

**ALL cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee.**

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