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Fresno District Meeting

  • Saturday, February 22, 2014
  • 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Fresno Pacific University-Steinert Campus Center


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California Society for Clinical Social Work

Fresno District


Bob Meade, MA, LMFT

“The Goodness of Anger”  

When:   Saturday, Februrary 22, 2014 

                    Registration and socializing begin at 9:15 a.m.     

Continental breakfast and business start at 9:30 a.m. with presentation to follow.

Where:       NEW LOCATION:  Fresno Pacific University, Steinert Campus Center, Pioneer/Johanson Conference Room 103 

                    Fresno Pacific University is located at 1717 S. Chestnut Street. Travelling south on Chestnut, cross Butler, take a left on Hamilton Avenue and left into Hamilton parking lot. No permit is needed. From there, Steinert Campus Center is directly north, abutting the parking lot."

Cost:         CSCSW members can earn 1.5 CE credits at no cost. Non-member LCSWs and LMFTs may earn 1.5 CE credits for a nominal fee of $15. Free to audit. PCE#1.

Everyone is welcome. We especially encourage MSW students to attend. For more information, contact Gabriele Case gh.caselcsw@gmail.com. RSVP is not required.


Anger gets a bad rap!  Most folks feel anger is a negative emotion that leads to frustration, yelling, and break-ups of relationships.  We all feel uncomfortable during confrontations.  However, I have come to see anger as a very beneficial source of life-changing energy.  I find that confrontation, if handled properly, is the very foundation of increased healthy intimacy and without it relationships break down to meaningless co-existence.  This presentation is sharing my own personal thoughts, client experiences, and object lessons used to give insight and coping skills to clients, and to ourselves as well.

About the Presenter:

Bob Meade, MA, LMFT has been in the therapy field for 17 years. His degrees are in liberal studies and counseling psychology. He has worked for seven years with the Marjaree Mason Center as a therapist and clinical supervisor.  Domestic violence is my specialty.  He is recognized as an expert in the field by the Fresno County Superior Court, has published a book on the subject of verbal and mental abuse entitled “Spin, Cycle, Stop”, and has had a private practice since 2002.  He is also an adjunct faculty in the Masters level program at University of Phoenix here in Fresno for the past five years. CLICK HERE to see his publication Spin Cycle Stop: A Practical Handbook on Domestic Violence Awareness.

Goals and Objectives:

1) Participants will be able to describe 3 steps to take in helping clients process their anger issues as they come up in therapy.  

2) Participants will be able to identify 3 positive purposes of anger in their own lives as well as in the lives of clients and colleagues.

3) Participants will be able to identify 3 positive outcomes of a healthy confrontation phase in a relationship.

    4) Participants will be able to recognize at least 2 ways in which anger plays out in a domestic violence relationship.

    This course meets the qualifications for 1.5hrs of CE credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs as required by the CA BBS. PCE #1

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