MCNAMA Chapter Meeting: November 13, 2019

Midwest Chapter of NAMA
Minutes of Board Meeting.  Location:  Oak Brook, IL 60523
11/13/19

Members Present:  Glen Cannon, President; Lynette Hoy, Secretary
Meeting called to order 9:45 a.m.
Financial Report:  $70.65

Continuing Business:  Setting and advertising standards for anger management courses, programs and providers in the Midwest Region.

Agenda:

  1. Where do we go from here? Send email reminder to members and potential members regarding MCNAMA and NAMA standards for providers and programs.
  2. Standard review for live programs include:
  3. A. Assessment: screen to include bio-psycho-social to determine anger Level I or II, rules sheet/guidelines for group or individual sessions, description of program requirements, fee agreement, pre-test; all to be signed by client.
    Level  I:  Low/Mild Score on AMA= 10hrs of evidence-based anger management education over a period of 7-10 weeks.
    Level  II:  Moderate/Severe Score on AMA=16hrs or more of education over a period of 12 weeks.
    B. Program Overview:  Assessment, pre/post tests (use of standardized/validated inventories), 10-16 hours of session work, assignments, Empirically-supported anger management concepts and strategies, maintenance sessions.  Progress reports written weekly and Post-test delivered at final session/exit interview. Post-test: pass at 80%. Note: Anger Management Programs should be evidence-based.
    C. Program Content:  Goals, objectives, interventions, overview of anger including constructive vs destructive elements, physiological process, triggers and cues, cognitive restructuring, behavioral skills (including time-outs, assertiveness, empathy, triggers/cues/strategies), communication, emotional intelligence, stress reduction & relaxation techniques, conflict resolution, forgiveness, triggers identification, personal responsibility, & assertiveness vs aggressiveness.*
  1. Anger Management Provider Standards include:

All providers must meet the National Anger Management Association training program standards for Specialists and must hold active certification by NAMA as: CAMS-I   or CAMS-II.

  1. All MCNAMA and NAMA Members are encouraged to announce MCNAMA/NAMA Anger Management Program and Provider standards to courts, employers, family attorneys/mediators, etc.

Next MCNAMA meeting: Jan. 15, 2020 at 6:30 – 8 p.m. 1200 Harger Rd., Suite 602, Oak Brook, IL 60523. A light supper will be served.

Submitted by Lynette Hoy, MCNAMA Secretary

Note: NAMA members and Certified Anger Management Specialists are encouraged to join this chapter by mailing a $25.00 check payable to: Midwest Chapter of NAMA.  Not a Member of the National Anger Management Association (NAMA)? Learn more about how to become certified as a NAMA Anger Management Specialist.
If you have completed a NAMA approved program from the Anger Management Institute or Growth Central – you may be qualified to obtain the NAMA certification. Then, download a Midwest Chapter of NAMA application and complete and mail your $25.00 membership check to join the chapter!

Our mailing address is:
Midwest Chapter of NAMA
P.O. Box 5823
Naperville, IL 60567

Or Pay the Midwest Chapter of NAMA Membership Fee of $25 through PayPal online.

Please contact lynettehoy@gmail.com with questions.

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MCNAMA Meeting: Jan. 9, 2019

Dear MCNAMA members and Anger Management Providers,
Glen Cannon, LCPC, CAMS-IV and Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V met for a planning meeting. The following plans are set to:
1. Send MCNAMA letter to all NAMA members in the Midwest region providing information on MCNAMA.
Share goals to standardize programs and providers, influence legislation and assist in dealing with criminal penalties for those with  anger issues.
2. Ask current members and potential members to join us in continuing with this effort by becoming a member and helping to take steps to meet these goals.
3. Questions for all: what would you like to see MCNAMA provide? Do you need support in your State?
What  feedback are you getting from courts and corrections departments regarding the need for anger management services?
How would you like to participate with MCNAMA? 
You can begin or renew your MCNAMA membership for just a small fee of $25 through: PayPal online
Membership benefits include:

  • your name and contact information in our directory
  • anger management news updates
  • networking through the web site and meetings

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.

​You can also: download a Midwest Chapter of NAMA application and complete and mail your $25.00 membership check to join the chapter!

Our mailing address is:
Midwest Chapter of NAMA
P.O. Box 5823
Naperville, IL 60567

Respectfully submitted,
Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V
Secretary
708-341-5438

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MCNAMA Meeting August 8, 2018

MCNAMA meeting, August 8, 2018. 12 p.m.

Officers present: Glen Cannon, President; Lynette Hoy, Secretary

Plan: Pursue avenues for credentialing and standardizing anger management programs and providers in the State of Illinois.

  1. Plan meeting with Illinois Council on Problem Gambling for ideas about State anger management provider certification.
  2. Plan MCNAMA meeting for November, 2018.
  3. Offer NBCC and IAODAPCA CEUs workshop — Anger and Addictions — in November, 2018.
  4. Reviewed minimum standards as outlined below.*

Meeting adjourned at !:15 p.m.

*ADOPTED 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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