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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