Published on March 10th, 2020 | by University Communications


Special Summer 1 virtual graduate class looks at anger, aggression

Saint Leo’s Department of Public Safety Administration and the Department of Social Work will jointly present a specialized Summer 1 course about the topic of Causes and Control of Anger and Aggression. The online course begins May 4 and requires attendance at a live zoom seminar from 1 to 5 p.m. on June 12. Graduate credits are available. The live web seminar on June 12 can also be taken for training certificate only for those not seeking academic credit. To register for the certificate portion only, visit

Instructors for this course are experienced professors, public safety, and social work professionals. 

This course includes active learning of verbal de-escalation techniques. Those taking the course will learn:

  • to work together more effectively while de-escalating angry people and situations;
  • about the neuroscience that explains anger and the tools that quickly and safely de-escalate it.

The course is available for graduate credit in either criminal justice or social work as follows:

  • Graduate Criminal Justice (CRJ 500) 3 credit hours or 
  • Graduate Social Work (SWK 600) 3 credit hours.

This course is primarily online and may include readings, research papers, active learning discussions, quizzes, and exams. To register for this course, please contact your advisor. For more information, contact Nikki Heister at

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