Practical for Your Practice, Episode 8: Angry Again: Tips on Managing Emotions to Reduce Aggression

Practical for Your Practice album coverEpisode 08 "Angry Again: Tips on Managing Emotions to Reduce Aggression"

Guest: Dr. Shannon Miles
Anger is the most highly reported challenge, across disorders, for Service members and Veterans, especially postdeployment. In this episode we get fired up talking about anger, aggression and the role of other secondary emotions such as guilt, shame and fear.

Our guest, Dr. Shannon Miles, helps us distinguish between impulsive and premeditated aggression and walks us through the main components of her protocol Managing Emotions to Reduce Aggression. Need to get more comfortable with anger and helping clients with aggression? Take a listen. You won’t regret it.


Show Notes:
Dr. Shannon Miles is a clinical psychologist at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. Her research and clinical work explore ways to assist Veterans and Service Members recover from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and challenging comorbidities such as emotion dysregulation, aggression, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). She is principal investigator (PI) on a multi-site VA Clinical Science Research and Development study that is examining a 3 session aggression treatment and a VA Health Service Research and Development grant that seeks to determine if the VA’s mild TBI screen leads to more appropriate service utilization and better quality of life for post 9-11 Veterans. She is also a Site Multiple-PI on the Long-Term Impact of Military-Relevant Brain Injury Consortium (LIMBIC-CENC).

Resources mentioned in this episode:
17:57 Impulsive-Premeditated Aggression Scale (IPAS) -

21:45  PTSD Coach App

24:45  MERA Manual -


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