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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Uniqueness of the Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Curriculum

An anger management model which works

Person-directed violence, road rage, office rage, airport rage, and child abuse are only a few of the many ways that our society suffers from unhealthy anger. Person-directed aggression resulting from stress and anxiety often triggers an individual’s inability to control his or her anger.

The increase in anger/violent related crime has now moved into our communities, sports, schools and workplaces. While there may not be a general agreement on the causes of our increase in violence, it is clear that it is a new epidemic. The Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Curriculum offers a practical model, which consists of training in anger management, stress management, communication and emotional intelligence.

The Conover Assessment Component

It is necessary to manage stress first in order to learn to control anger. Stress is usually a precursor and trigger for anger. Empathy/emotional intelligence, the ability to put oneself in someone else’s shoes, is a key component in controlling one’s anger. Assertion is a powerful emotional skill that helps a person to communicate more effectively, honestly, and appropriately. It is the opposite of aggression (anger control/management) or deference (fear control/management). Finally, change orientation is the magnitude of change perceived as desirable for developing personal and life effectiveness. Change orientation includes developing the degree to which a person is motivated and ready for change. This scale is a reliable predictor of an individual’s potential for success through training.

Skill Enhancement Component

The Anderson & Anderson skill enhancement consists of the following four units:
Anger Management
Stress Management
Emotional Intelligence

Each skill enhancement module consists of approximately 4 – 5 hours of interactive learning activities, DVDs, listening activities, and post assessments. The Client Workbooks, “Controlling Ourselves” and “Gaining Control of Ourselves” contain all of the exercises, logs and assignments.

The curriculum is made more interesting by the use of companion DVDs, CDS, Videos and experiential exercises and quizzes.

For more information, or to enroll, contact our office at 310-207-3591 or visit our website at

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF
Diplomate, American Association of Anger Management Providers


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mindfulness meditation, for example. This is a great way for all people to treat panic attacks, and that includes pregnant women.
There are lots of free resources online, teaching wonderful, natural mindfulness techniques for overcoming panic and anxiety and
learning to relax in any situation.

11:25 PM


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