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Caregiver Help: Anger and Guilt

Elaine K. Sanchez; Alex A. Sanchez, EdD

CE Credit: 2 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Occupational Therapy CEUs | Marriage & Family Therapy CE | Nutrition & Dietetics CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Video

Course Abstract

Caregiver Help: Anger and Guilt is a 2-hour online video-based continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides a three-step process to help caregivers manage the stress of caring for others.

The emotional stress of caring for persons who are aging, chronically ill, or disabled can be debilitating for family members as well as professional caregivers. This course addresses caregiver anger and guilt, and provides a three-step process that helps caregivers develop an attitude of what is described as “creative indifference” toward the people, situations and events that cause them the greatest amount of emotional stress.

By gaining insights into how degenerative and progressive diseases affect the life of the caregiver, the mental health professional will be in a better position to empathize with the caregiver’s situation and provide strategies that will help them manage the stress of caring for someone whose situation will never improve. The significance of honoring and supporting caregivers’ feelings and helping them understand the importance of self-care can not only improve their physical and emotional well-being, but can also have a huge impact on the quality of care they are able to provide to their care receiver. This course includes downloadable worksheets that you can use in your clinical practice. The course video is split into 4 segments for your convenience.

TBD Course #20-84 | 2014 | 15 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. List similarities and differences in the anger experienced by professional caregivers and by family caregivers
2. List the types of events and feelings that lead to caregiver anger and guilt
3. Identify ways to coach caregivers through the process of developing an attitude of “creative indifference”
4. Name ways to alleviate tension and prevent arguments from escalating when someone else is angry
5. Identify behaviors typical of “guilt trippers”
6. Identify strategies that ease feelings of anger and guilt in caregivers

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB #1046, ACE Program); the Florida Boards of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (#BAP346) and Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); and the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).


This video course provides instant access to the course video, course handout, and the CE test. The CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while watching the course video).

Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation. Click here to learn more.

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About the Author(s)

Elaine K. Sanchez is an author, speaker and co-founder of CaregiverHelp.com. She co-teaches “Gero 407- Caregiving” at Western Oregon University with her husband Alex, and she writes the daily blog, “Caregiver Help Word of the Day.” She is the author of four books, including Letters from Madelyn, Chronicles of a Caregiver and contributes articles regularly to CaringTimes, Griswold Home Care’s blog.


: Mrs. Sanchez receives royalties from Professional Development Resources on sales of her courses.
: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.  

Alex A. Sanchez, EdD, is the co-founder of CaregiverHelp.com, a video-based caregiver support program, and currently co-teaches “Gero 407- Caregiving” with Elaine at Western Oregon University. He earned his Master’s in Counseling and his Doctorate in Educational Psychology at New Mexico State University.  He retired from Oregon State University in 2012, after teaching a doctoral program in Community College Leadership for 15 years. Previously he served as President of Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, NM, President of Rio Hondo College in Whittier, CA, Vice President for Community and International Programs at the University of New Mexico, Academic Dean at New Mexico Military Institute, and Founding Director of Dona Ana Community College in Las Cruces, NM.


: Dr. Sanchez receives royalties from Professional Development Resources on sales of his courses.
: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.  

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