Midwest Chapter of NAMA
Minutes of Board Meeting. Location: Oak Brook, IL 60523
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.
- Where do we go from here? Send email reminder to members and potential members regarding MCNAMA and NAMA standards for providers and programs.
- Standard review for live programs include:
- 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.*
- 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.
- 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.
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