Updates on the MCNAMA Board

Dear members and friends, we sadly report that Kimberly Thomas and Daniel Hostetler have resigned their positions on the board as president and vice president. We shall greatly miss their involvement.
In the interim, Lynette Hoy has agreed to act as president. Lois Myles-Jones is the secretary. Glen Cannon is still On the board along with Bill Potterbaum, Terry and Alex Roseborough.

We will plan a board meeting soon.

Lynette Hoy

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MCNAMA Board Meeting, Dec. 18, 2020

Minutes FOR MCNAMA BOARD MEETING

12-18-20 @ 7pm

Attendees: Lynette Hoy, Kimberly Thomas, Dan Hostetler, Terry Roseborough

Called to order at 7:05pm

Agenda

Welcome and Introductions- Everyone checked in on how they were doing. 

Secretary’s Report- Minutes for the previous meeting and this meeting will be approved in the next month. 

Treasurer’s Report- Financial report has not changed since the last meeting held on November 18, 2020.

Membership- Lynette provided details on current membership and how members are recruited. We discussed how to be more intentional about staying connected with members and assessing how the Chapter could be more beneficial. 

1) New Business➢ Goals for 2021

a. Outreach (Membership Engagement)- Kimberly proposed we implement a process for membership engagement. Dan gave insight and proposed reviewing and updating our marketing material and website in order to ensure we are adequately prepared. Board members were asked to review the website for revision. Lynette will report back on current marketing strategies for trainings. We want to ensure there is no conflict of interests. 
b. Event Plans (Trainings/Conference)- We are in the process of creating training opportunities for members. We will reconnect at the next meeting to discuss 2nd2021 goal for the Chapter. 

2) Set next meeting- 1/18/21

3) Adjourn @ 7pm

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MCNAMA Board Meeting, 11/18/20

Midwest Chapter of NAMA
Minutes of Zoom Board Meeting.  11/18/20

Members Present:  Glen Cannon, President; Lynette Hoy, Secretary.  Daniel Hostetler, Lois Jones-Myles, Bill Potterbaum,  Alex Roseborough, Kimberly Thomas, Steve Yeschek.
Meeting called to order: 7 p.m.
Financial Report:  $112.65

Agenda:

  1. New Business—discussion of MCNAMA Chapter and goals.
  2. Description of board
    • Purpose: To determine policies and projects based on mission.
  3. Officers to be decided: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer
  4. Declaration of participation of Board members: Glen Cannon, Dan Hostetler, Lynette Hoy, , Lois Jones-Myles, Terry and Alex Roseborough, Kimberly Thomas

Bill Potterbaum, Member status only

Election of officers:

President: Kimberly Thomas

Vice-President: Daniel Hostetler

Secretary: Lois JonesMyles

Treasurer: Lynette Hoy

Other business: Design business cards for board members and officers.

Added all NAMA approved training certification programs to web site at: www.midwestnama.com

Next zoom meeting: December 16, 2020. 7 p.m.

Adjourn: 7:55 p.m.

Submitted by Lynette Hoy, MCNAMA Secretary

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October 21, 2020 Chapter Meeting Invitation

Dear MCNAMA members,We have scheduled another Midwest Chapter of the National Anger Management Association meeting to be held October 21 at 7 PM via zoom. We value your input and continued support as we seek to develop the goals and strategies for this chapter.
Please review the August meeting notes below. We will email the zoom link a few days prior to the meeting.
Many blessings, Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-VMCNAMA Secretary
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Midwest Chapter of NAMA
Minutes of Zoom Board Meeting. 08/19/2020

Members Present:  Glen Cannon, President; Lynette Hoy, Secretary. Daniel Hostetler, Lois Jones-Myles, Bill Potterbaum, Terry and Alex Roseborough, Kimberly Thomas, Steve Yeschek.
Meeting called to order: 7 p.m. 
Financial Report:  $140.55

Agenda:

1. Update on goals, status of chapter– Glen reviewed the goals of MCNAMA and the standards for programs and providers.  

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 and/or approved by the MCNAMA chapter officers. 
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.*         

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, CAMS-II, CAMS-III, CAMS-IV or CAMS-V.

Note: All CAMS-I providers must adhere to offering educational services only unless under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health professional. 

All MCNAMA and NAMA Members are encouraged to provide the MCNAMA/NAMA program and provider standards to courts, employers, family attorneys/mediators, etc. 

2. Process for board member applications and election of officers discussed. All board members must be NAMA members and actively certified as CAMS-II or above. All other MCNAMA members should be actively certified by NAMA as CAMS-I through CAMS-V and be an active MCNAMA member.       Members and attendees (who meet the above qualifications) interested in becoming Board members and officers will be emailed a request for a bio and a vision statement. Once the Board is established – they will elect officers. 

3. Group discussion on “What can the MCNAMA chapter do for providers?”  establish and disseminate information on anger management standards  and services and qualified programs to  court jurisdictions, attorneys, correctional departments, schools, communities, agencies, employers. Possibly offer a list/directory of members/speakers/providers on web site. 

How can providers speak to the societal instability? Through education on anger management protocols, standards to community groups and organizations.


Next MCNAMA meeting: Oct. 21, 2020, 7 p.m. Write to lynettehoy@gmail.com to receive zoom invitation.

Submitted by Lynette Hoy, MCNAMA Secretary

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Midwest NAMA Chapter Meeting Report: 8/19/20

Midwest Chapter of NAMA
Minutes of Zoom Board Meeting. 08/19/2020
Members Present: Glen Cannon, President; Lynette Hoy, Secretary. Daniel Hostetler, Lois Jones-Myles, Bill Potterbaum, Terry and Alex Roseborough, Kimberly Thomas, Steve Yeschek.
Meeting called to order: 7 p.m.
Financial Report: $140.55
Agenda:
1. Update on goals, status of chapter– Glen reviewed the goals of MCNAMA and the standards for programs and providers.
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 and/or approved by the MCNAMA chapter officers.
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.*
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, CAMS-II, CAMS-III, CAMS-IV or CAMS-V.
Note: All CAMS-I providers must adhere to offering educational services only unless under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health professional.
All MCNAMA and NAMA Members are encouraged to provide the MCNAMA/NAMA program and provider standards to courts, employers, family attorneys/mediators, etc.
2. Process for board member applications and election of officers discussed. All board members must be NAMA members and actively certified as CAMS-II or above. All other MCNAMA members should be actively certified by NAMA as CAMS-I through CAMS-V and pay the MCNAMA membership fee.
Members and attendees (who meet the above qualifications) interested in becoming Board members and officers will be emailed a request for a bio and a vision statement. Once the Board is established – they will elect officers.
3. Group discussion on “What can the MCNAMA chapter do for providers?” establish and disseminate information on anger management standards and services and qualified programs to court jurisdictions, attorneys, correctional departments, schools, communities, agencies, employers. Possibly offer a list/directory of members/speakers/providers on web site.
How can providers speak to the societal instability? Through education on anger management protocols, standards to community groups and organizations.

Next MCNAMA meeting: TBA

Submitted by Lynette Hoy, MCNAMA Secretary

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Anger, Addictions & Forgiveness Workshop and MCNAMA Meeting: June 6, 2020

Dear NAMA members,

We would like to invite you to a 3.5 hour workshop presented by Glen Cannon, LCPC, CADC, CAMS-IV on

ANGER, ADDICTION AND FORGIVENESS

Date: June 6, 2020
Location: Zoom webinar. Access information and invitation emailed one week prior to event. 
3.5 CEUs: IAODAPCA #15065 for addictions counselors and for NAMA (National Anger Management Association) members #102.     3.5 NBCC (LPCs, LCPCs, LCSWs) CE hours, #6577.

Register and read full description on this page online.

Sponsored by the Anger Management Institute, Oak Brook, IL.

Schedule: 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM    Registration

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM                         Presentation

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM                      Break

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM                      Presentation

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM                         Questions

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM                         MCNAMA Meeting

3.5 NBCC CE hours and NAMA CEUs offered.

IAODAPCA CEUs applied for.

Please read the full description and pay for the workshop at this page online.

Anyone in attendance interested in joining the NAMA Chapter may apply for MCNAMA membership for only $20.00 (Discounted annual membership fee!).

Looking forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Read more about the workshop and MCNAMA (Midwest Chapter of NAMA) meeting at this page online.

Blessings, Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V

MCNAMA Board Secretary

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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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