Presented by

Ronald T. Potter-Efron, MSW, PhD


Date & Location

June 25th, 2015, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cartier Place Suite Hotel

180 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 2L5, (613) 236-5000


Refreshments will be served at the breaks

Parking at the hotel only $10.00 for the day

1 & 2 bedroom suites available from $139.00 + HST


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Cartier Place Suite Hotel

Get your preferred rate by mentioning you wish the “MAGentix Preferred Rate”

Beautiful 1 bedroom suite in the heart of Ottawa and 1 block from the historic Ottawa Canal


Extended Early Bird Rate:

$175 + $22.75 (HST) = $197.75 until April 30 May 22nd, 2015

Regular Rate:

$195 + 25.35 (HST) = $220.35

Early Bird Group Rate (3 or more):

$150+ $19.50 (HST) = $169.50 until April 30 May 22nd, 2015

Regular Group Rate (3 or more):

$175+ $22.75 (HST) = $197.75

Early Bird Student Rate:

$75 + $9.75 (HST) = $84.75 until April 30 May 22nd, 2015 with presentation of valid full time student ID

Regular Student Rate:

$100 + $13.00 (HST) = $113.00 with presentation of valid full time student ID

* To be eligible for group rate, all 3 registrations must be mailed/faxed together, and paid with one cheque or credit card number. 


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There are 5 ways to register :

  1. Online: Click on the “Register” tab to the left (Please note that we accept VISA and MASTER CARD)
  2. Phone: Call us at 1-613-702-0339 or  1-877-895-2867
  3. Fax completed registration form to 1-613-702-0339
  4. Email completed registration form to
  5. Mail this printed registration form and send it with your cheque or money order payable to MAGentix Communications Inc. to the following address:
438-1500 rue Bank
Ottawa ON K1H 1B8

Please send the registration form and the cheque or money order 5 days before the conference.


Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and workshop begins at  9:00 a.m.


Certificate of Participation will be given at the end of the workshop.

International anger expert Dr. Ron Potter-Efron will have your clinical toolbox overflowing with proven anger strategies for long-term change of aggressive, raging and violent behaviours. In this workshop, Dr. Potter–Efron will bring together neuroscience and a powerful range of anger treatment plans to change the brains and behaviours of your most challenging clients.

Strong, sudden bursts of anger have a powerful impact, and over time, they can actually hard-wire our brains to respond angrily in situations that normally wouldn’t cause us to lose our cool. These anger pathways in the brain can eventually disrupt work, strain relationships, and even cause damage to people’s health.

This workshop is full of proven techniques, skill building and treatment interventions for your clients who:

  • Get angry at a moment’s notice
  • Have trouble thinking or planning because their anger is so strong
  • Act impulsively on anger
  • Have difficulty listening
  • Hold on to anger until overloaded with resentment
  • Fly into dangerous rages
  • Develop a world view in which most or all people are perceived as enemies

You will bring back to your practice concrete tools to support your clients in creating their own personal treatment plans. These tools will help clients in lowering the risk of excessive anger, aggression and substance abuse issues as well as direct them towards more positive functioning. Dr. Potter-Efron will guide you through the development and implementation of these proven tools, rooted in Dr. Potter-Efron’s 30 plus years of counselling experience and success.


Objectives for Professionals

  • Be able to help clients develop an individualized brain change program.
  • Be able to offer specific therapeutic techniques to help angry clients at catching the six stages of a typical anger cycle.
  • Be able to help clients understand the core principles of neuroplasticity.
  • To be able to address with clients the relationship between substance abuse and anger/aggression.


Objectives for Target Population

  • Develop and implement brain change programs.
  • Learn and use anger management techniques that are consistent with current neuroscientific knowledge of the angry brain.


Workshop Outline

  1. Definitions and general principles of anger management
  2. Core information about the brain
  3. Ten things to know about the angry brain
  4. The emotional brain
  5. The social brain
  6. The angry brain
  7. The addicted brain
  8. Changing the brain
  9. Six phases of an anger episode (with recommended interventions)
  10. Rage and its treatment


Who should attend:

This conference is for

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Youth Workers
  • Counselors and Therapists
  • Anti-violence Workers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Shelter Workers,
  • Clergy
  • Anger Management / Abuse Counselors
  • Correctional Workers
  • Probation and Parole

Certificate of Participation is given at the end of the workshop.

About Dr. Ronald T. Potter-Efron

dr-ronald-potter2Ronald T. Potter-Efron, MSW, PhD, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Eau Claire, WI, who specializes in anger management, mental health counseling, and the treatment of addictions. He is the author of “Healing the Angry Brain”, “Angry All the Time” and “Stop the Anger Now” and coauthor of “The Secret Message of Shame” and “Anger, Alcoholism, and Addiction”. “Handbook of Anger Management and Domestic Violence Offender Treatment” has been published last February 2015.

You may buy the books by clicking on the photo



Books will be sold on-site by Follett of Canada


Books sold at MAGentix Workshop







Certificate of Participation will be given at the end of the workshop.





6 hours were given for this event.




1 core and 5 related CEUs were given for this event.




It is now possible to get credited for hours of continuing education in psychotherapy for activities that are not previously recognized by the Ordre. Psychologists and psychotherapist’s permit holders must retain supporting documentation for these activities 3 years after the reference period.  Just insert this workshop in your Continuing Education Activity Attended Outside of Quebec files.


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