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S4.E42. Practicing Real Anger Management

  1. S4.E42. Practicing Real Anger Management Diane Dierks & Rick Voyles 43:51

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Diane & Rick discuss the fallacies of traditional “anger management”. They also talk about different types and reasons for anger, and how it is important to respect the nuances, especially when dealing with an impossible parent. They explore the responsibilities co-parents have to manage anger appropriately for the sake of the children, and the dangers of allowing anger to fester before and after divorce.

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DIANE DIERKS is a licensed marriage and family therapist, as well as the executive director of the Center for Navigating Family Change (, a non-profit that provides court-ordered parenting education and co-parenting services to the state of Georgia. She has been a parenting coordinator and reunification therapist for many years, and provides consultation and expert witness services in high conflict custody matters. She resides in St. Simons Island, Georgia, with her husband and their three-legged Lab mix and one-eyed Yorkie. She has two grown children and two grandchildren.

RICK VOYLES is CEO of the Center for Dispute Solutions, as well as a certified business coach, an anger management specialist and a professional mediator. Rick travels internationally, training and developing federal mediators in their agency ADR programs. He is a published author, business coach and entrepreneur. He has developed an online Mediation Training including over 17 video presentations. He has also produced a TV program, “Conflict, Mediation and You” where he discusses topics in conflict management, as well as mediation techniques. Rick is a subject matter expert in the areas of Divorce, Co-parenting, Negotiation, Cross-cultural Communication and Conflict Resolution. He frequently teaches court-ordered co-parenting seminars and is a trained parenting coordinator. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Janet.

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