Control Freaks, Toxic Anger, and Violence 2.0

Original price was: $149.00.Current price is: $69.00.



Does interacting with control freaks, angry or violent people make you feel uncomfortable? No matter what client population you serve, you may regularly encounter these individuals and may not be prepared to deal effectively with them. Control Freaks, Toxic Anger, and Violence 2.0 will assist mental health professionals with identifying individuals who struggle with controlling, angry, and violent characteristics and help equip you with evidenced-based and biblical anchored approaches for Christian clients to help such individuals learn socially adaptive behavior.

Learning Objectives

Participants will...

  1. Discuss characteristics of violent individuals and types of violence that are prevalent today 
  2. Identify how to decrease unhealthy anger, controlling and aggressive responses by identifying, preventing, and controlling triggers. 
  3. Discuss how to work with treatment resistant clients 
  4. Examine areas in which clients can think ahead to circumvent reacting impulsively to a provocation with toxic anger, controlling tendencies, or violence 


Seigel Bartley, Ph.D. and Lynette Hoy, M.A.

Course Lessons and Descriptions 

CFV 101: When Anger Becomes Problematic and Toxic

This presentation gives you seven tools that will assist you with identifying individuals who struggle with controlling, angry, and violent characteristics, and equip you with empirical and biblical approaches to help such Christian clients learn socially adaptive behavior.

Seigel Bartley, Ph.D. and Lynette Hoy, M.A.

Runtime: 43 minutes 43 seconds

CFV 102: Breaking the Abusive Cycle

As Mental Health Professionals, how do we motivate people who have excessive controlling issues, people struggling with toxic anger, and violent individuals to break the abusive cycle? This presentation aims to show how to use empirically supported and biblical approaches that motivate controllers, angry, and violent Christian clients to break abusive patterns and embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Seigel Bartley, Ph.D. and Lynette Hoy, M.A.

Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes 35 seconds

CFV 103: Strategies for Alternate Expressions of Anger

In this presentation, empirical strategies will be discussed that promote self-empowerment, provide socially acceptable behavioral choices, increase emotional intelligence, develop responsible actions, and grow assertiveness skills. As clinicians, these strategies can be implemented to help clients choose alternative expressions of anger rather than aggression and violence through cognitive restructuring and relaxation skills.

Seigel Bartley, Ph.D. and Lynette Hoy, M.A.

Runtime: 49 minutes 30 seconds

Continuing Education

2.5 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, and LCSW.

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: