MCNAMA Standards & April, 2017 Meeting

The Meeting has been cancelled for April 3, 2017.

Officers will reschedule and post new date for May or June, 2017.

MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

By Midwest Chapter of National Anger Management Association 3-20-17

One session assessment including: a biopsychosocial history and some form of pretest to get more objective data and to use in research on the program to ensure that the program is evidenced based.

6 sessions of education on anger management with homework*

  1. Information on anger: Demographics and what anger is psychologically, socially and neurologically
  2. Triggers and Cues

3) Strategies for management of episodes of anger

4) Stress management and Relaxation

5) Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive/Behavioral Tools

6) Maintenance and growth

Wrap up session with post testing as part of ensuring a progress of the client and as part of evidenced based research on the program.   This session would also include an anonymous evaluation of the program.

*The classes 1-6 do not have to be in any special order as long as all the information is conveyed over the course of the education sessions.  A minimum of 6 education sessions (totaling 8-12 hours) should be provided along with the two individual sessions at the start and end of the sessions.  Different programs can change the structure as long as the minimum information requirements are met along with the pre and post sessions with some type of testing to prove evidence based programming.

Some clients/students may be evaluated for up to 52 hours of anger management counseling/education if they have committed acts of violence or assault.

NOTE: Providers must be credentialed by National Anger Management Association (NAMA) as: Certified Anger Management Specialist-I or II (CAMS-I or CAMS-II). Providers must be credentialed as CAMS-II to provide assessments and psycho-social services.

For providers/specialists using the Anger Management Institute Expanded Workbook — please see this overview of the program and sessions. Download and print MCNAMA Program Standards.

Next meeting: TBA.

Location: Anger Management Institute. 1200 Harger Rd. Suite 602, Oak Brook, IL. 60523. Call Lynette at: 708-341-5438.

Glen Cannon, LCPC, CAMS-IV, MCNAMA President

Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V, MCNAMA Secretary

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MCNAMA 2017 Membership News

Dear MCNAMA members,
Happy New Year to you! We are looking forward to 2017 as we work with NAMA and you to help lead the way — setting anger management standards for programming and credentialing in our cities and States!
Please join us in continuing with this effort by becoming a member and helping to take steps to meet these goals.
You can begin or renew your MCNAMA membership for just a small fee of $25 through: PayPal online The dues will help cover our web site and advertising expenses.
We desire to:

1. Increase participation at meetings: through use of conference calling at $30.00 per call using TBGconferencing.com for meetings to increase attendance at chapter meetings.
2. Set standards for anger management programs/services and providers in Midwest region. Glen Cannon discovered that Psychology Today therapists/providers do not have anger management credentials.

Need: Many people needing anger management services or who are court-ordered take an online course or a 3 hour course. It was determined that this is not sufficient.

Plan
: to write up a recommended program outline with standards for provider credentials to be approved by MCNAMA members and by NAMA. Requirements: Minimum standard programs should provide at least ten hours of anger management sessions and providers should be trained by NAMA approved programs and hold the NAMA credentials of Certified Anger Management Specialist-I or II.

Respectfully submitted,
Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V
Secretary
lynettehoy@gmail.com
708-341-5438

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MCNAMA May, 2016 Meeting Minutes

MIDWEST CHAPTER
NATIONAL ANGER MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING
May 16, 2015

MEMBERS PRESENT: Glen Cannon, Lynette Hoy. Conferenced-in: Terry Roseborough.
Meeting Called to Order 6:40 p.m.

Location: 1200 Harger Rd., Suite 602, Oak Brook, IL 60523.

Minutes from the May 18, 2015 Meeting were approved

Treasurer’s report: Per Lynette, the current checking balance is $155.00. Accepted.

New Business:
1. Increase participation at meetings: plan to use conference calling at $30.00 per call using TBGconferencing.com for meetings to increase attendance at chapter meetings.
2. There is a need to set standards for anger management programs/services and providers in Midwest region. Glen discovered that Psychology Today therapists/providers do not have anger management credentials.

Need: Many people needing anger management services or who are court-ordered take an online course or a 3 hour course. It was determined that this is not sufficient.
Plan: to write up a recommended program outline with standards for provider credentials to be approved by MCNAMA members and by NAMA. Requirements: Minimum standard programs should provide at least ten hours of anger management sessions and providers should be trained by NAMA approved programs and hold the NAMA credentials of Certified Anger Management Specialist-I or II.
3. It was decided to postpone elections.
4. Next meeting: TBA.
1200 Harger Rd., Suite 602, Oak Brook, IL. Lynette’s number is 708.341.5438.

Meeting adjourned at 7.30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Lynette Hoy, Secretary

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MCNAMA meeting, May 16, 2016

MIDWEST CHAPTER

NATIONAL ANGER MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

GREETINGS EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its been a long time since we have had a chance to get together.

Time to pull the organization together and set new goals and directions.

Our field is growing and facing new challenges both positive and negative. We can make a difference but we all have to participate.

Lets get together and discuss at 6:30 p.m. at 1200 Hager Road, Suite 602, Oak Brook, Ill. 60523 on Monday May 16, 2016. A proposed agenda is attached but new items can be added. Refreshments will be served!

Please call me at 630/253-1552 to RSVP for the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Glen Cannon, LCPC, CADC, CAMS-IV

President, MCNAMA

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Agenda: MIDWEST CHAPTER

NATIONAL ANGER MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

May 16, 2016

6:30 p.m.

Location: 1200 Harger Road, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

(NOTE: New Address)

Proposed Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Financial Report
  3. Old business
  4. Review of past year of MCNAMA
  5. New business
  6. Directions for MCNAMA going forward
  7. More convenient meeting times and places
  8. Ideas to make MCNAMA’s meeting more valuable.
  9. Slate of Officers for election at next meeting
  10. Next meeting date, time and place to be determined

 

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MCNAMA April, 2015 Meeting

MIDWEST CHAPTER
NATIONAL ANGER MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING
April 13, 2015

MEMBERS PRESENT: Dr. Celeste McGill, Leanne Mackovitch, Terry Rosenborough, John Fei, Glen Cannon.

Meeting Called to Order 7:15 p.m.

Location: 3522 W. 111th Street Chicago, Illinois

Minutes from the August Meeting were approved

Treasurer’s report: Per Glen in Lynette Hoy’s absence. The current checking balance is still $690.25. This does not take into account two new memberships and expenses from the NAMA conference. Those will be presented in the May meeting.

Old Business:

1.Glen presented another update on the board certification with IAODAPCA. As indicated in the March MCNAMA meeting, IAODAPCA’s Executive Director Jessica Hayes indicated that the Executive Committee of IAODAPCA has decided not to pursue the Anger Management Certification. She indicated that the recommendation to not pursue went to a full board vote in September and that a formal letter will go out by the end of that month. As of this date, no notification formal or otherwise has been received. Again, this decision is somewhat disappointing but given the poor progress of IAODAPCA on this matter that originally brought together experts from around the country only to be left hanging, it may have been for the best.
2. A discussion took place around recruiting new members and organizations to MCNAMA. John made suggestions about contacting programs on the Anger management website, Dr. McGill mentioned contacting the IDPR about our organization and possible certification/licensing of programs and Leanne Mackovitch talked about Juvenile anger management and the lack of credentials. Reports and discussions to continue at the next meeting.
3. NAMA recognized MCNAMA’s help in producing the NAMA annual conference in 2015. A special thanks goes to Terry and Alex Rosenborough and Mike Herz again for their help.

NEW BUSINESS
1. Next meeting will be the election of officers for the 2015 – 2016 year. A motion will be made by Glen Cannon to forgo the drawing up a slate to be voted on at the next meeting and to go instead to a direct vote.

2. The next meeting will be May 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm at 3511 W. 111th Street Chicago, Illinois (111th and Drake)

Meeting adjourned 8:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Glen Cannon

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MCNAMA March, 2015 Meeting

MIDWEST CHAPTER
NATIONAL ANGER MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING
March 12, 2015

MEMBERS PRESENT: Glen Cannon, Lynette Hoy, Bill Potterbaum, John Fei, Leanne Mackovitch, Edward Tetteh, Tonya Hall, Terry Roseborough, Alex Roseborough, Michael Herz, Charles Sterbis, Seigel Bartley, Lynsey Steiner.

Meeting Called to Order 12:30 p.m.

Location: WESTIN CHICAGO NORTHWEST
400 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143

Minutes from the October, 2014 Meeting were approved

Treasurer’s report: Per Lynette, the current checking balance is $355.00.

New Business:
1. Discussion about when to hold meetings:
Recommended Monday evenings. Next meeting: April 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. Mike motioned to set meetings on Mondays. 2nd: Lynsey Steiner
2. Where to hold next meeting? Next meeting to be held at Mt. Greenwood Anger Behavioral Specialists: John Fei and Leanne Mackovicth.
3. Discussion about the need to promote and raise awareness of NAMA/MCNAMA anger management standards/research and code of ethics.
4. Glen mentioned the need to offer MCNAMA workshops in the future.

5. The next meeting will be April 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. in Mt. Greenwood. Contacts: Leanne Mackovitch at jefnlessss@gmail.com and John Fei.

Meeting adjourned 1:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Lynette J. hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-IV

Respectfully submitted,
Lynette Hoy, Secretary

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MCNAMA notes: August 27, 2014

MIDWEST CHAPTER
NATIONAL ANGER MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING
August 27, 2014

MEMBERS PRESENT: Juana Rivera-Vidal, Glen Cannon, Michael Herz, Terry Roseborough.

Meeting Called to Order 7:40 p.m.

Location: 6912 Main Street, Downers Grove Illinois 60516

Minutes from the May Meeting were approved

Treasurer’s report: Per Lynette, the current checking balance is $690.25

Old Business:
Glen updated the board on efforts to coordinate certification with IAODAPCA. IAODAPCA keeps putting off the next steps. There has been no progress since the meeting to establish the role delineation study. Glen will continue to follow up.

New Business:
Mike made several good suggestions:
1. Mike wanted the email addresses of all NAMA members so that MCNAMA could send the minutes to all regional members.
2. Mike suggested we research an email address for MCNAMA.
3. Mike suggested that he and Glen coordinate about the website.
4. It was suggested that Glen contact NAMA about MCNAMA’s role in the 2015 meeting in Chicago and to find out costs for display table and sponsoring a break.
5. Glen will contact Lynette about the cut off for presentations for the 2015 NAMA national conference.
6. Glen suggested that board members not be paid for presentations they do for MCNAMA but will be reimbursed for travel, meals and material.

The next two meeting dates were planned.
October 13 at 7 p.m. in Downers Grove and December 10 at 7 p.m. place to be determined.
Motion to adjourn: Mike
Second by Juana
Passed unanimously

Meeting adjourned 9:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted in Lynette’s absence,

Glen Cannon

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