Aggression Replacement Training®

Aggression Replacement Training (R) - 2-day event

Engage and empower aggressive youth to take responsibility for their behavior and learn healthier ways of interacting with others.

Explore how to reduce violence and youth aggression, whether you work in education, criminal justice, social services or youth counseling. Aggression Replacement Training® is an intervention for aggressive adolescents and children consistent with the restorative practices framework. An extended series of studies have demonstrated its efficacy with skill learning, anger control and reducing recidivism.

This two-day workshop will present the rationale and background underlying this group process, its specific procedures, materials, application and administrative challenges, and evaluation results.

Note: This event is the first step in learning about Aggression Replacement Training® as a practitioner and also as a graduate student if you are taking this for credit. If you are planning on implementing the Aggression Replacement Training® with fidelity as a 10-week program, please be aware it is a co-facilitated process; you will need to have two people trained and work with master trainers for additional support. Learn more about this opportunity at Education & Treatment Alternatives, Inc., a partner of the IIRP.

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Jul 14-15, 2016Bethlehem, PA

IIRP Campus, 544 Main St., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 USA

Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments provided.

Oct 12-13, 2016Bethlehem, PA

IIRP Campus, 544 Main St., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 USA

Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments provided.

Oct 27-28, 2016Bethlehem, PA

IIRP Campus, 544 Main St., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 USA

Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments provided.

Mar 2-3, 2017Bethlehem, PA

IIRP Campus, 544 Main St., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 USA

Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments provided.

Apr 25-26, 2017Bethlehem, PA

IIRP Campus, 544 Main St., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 USA

Each day runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.). Morning refreshments provided.

Through interactive exercises, demonstration, guided practice and implementation planning, you will learn the three components of Aggression Replacement Training®:

  1. SkillStreaming, which teaches a curriculum of prosocial, interpersonal skills (i.e., what to do instead of aggression);
  2. Anger Control Training, which teaches youth what not to do if provoked;
  3. Moral Reasoning Training, which promotes values that respect the rights of others and helps youths want to use the interpersonal and anger management skills taught.

You will also learn about:

  • Causes of aggression, its magnitude and impact, as well as “best practice” solutions;
  • Updated research on brain development and meta-cognition strategies for new neural pathway development;
  • Generalization techniques to increase the likelihood that prosocial skills learned in the training setting will transfer to other settings and endure over time.

You will receive two books:

Skillstreaming the Adolescent book coverSkillstreaming the Adolescent: A Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills
by Ellen McGinnis, with Robert P. Sprafkin, N. Jane Gershaw and Paul Klein.

Skillstreaming the Adolescent book coverAnger Control Training: Prepare Curriculum Implementation Guide
by Mark Amendola and Robert Oliver.

Graduate credit

RP 532 Aggression Replacement Training®: Behavioral Interventions that Work is a 3-credit hybrid course that employs online instruction to build upon your professional development experience. Participation in this 2-day event can be applied toward RP 532. Explore strategies for interventions with at-risk youth while examining the interrelations of social and emotional learning theories with restorative practices, with additional online coursework (27 hours).

Email or call Jamie Kaintz, Director of Student Services, at 610-807-9221 to learn more.

Tuition at the IIRP is $587/credit. Tuition discounts are available for hybrid courses by contacting the Director of Student Services.

Continuing education credit

Professional development events have been approved by national, state and local professional organizations. Learn more »

The Aggression Replacement Training structure has made our staff better equipped to talk to clients who are dealing with anger and strong emotion, and clients respond well.

Ashley Alberta | National Clinical Training Associate, Phoenix House Foundation, New York, NY, USA

Aggression Replacement Training is used by dozens of probation departments and organizations throughout California with consistently positive outcomes.

Todd Sosna, Ph.D. | Former Deputy Director, California Institute for Mental Health, USA

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