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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Anger Management/Executive Coaching for Professional Hospital Staff

It may come as a surprise to many readers to learn that physicians are currently the most likely candidates to make use of anger management/executive coaching. Anger is a secondary emotion primarily related to stress. Currently, few professionals are more stress on a daily basis than physicians and other professional staff in hospitals and other medical settings.

Professional anger management includes an assessment and intervention for stress, anger, emotional intelligence and communication. Seeking assistance for any of the above is a sign of EQ/emotional intelligence.

One of my recent referrals came from a hospital administrator seeking “Anger Management” for a staff physician. It was quickly determined that the Executive Coaching format was best for this physician, who had requested the Anger Management program. Not only did this physician apply the skills and training, provided in the 12 hour coaching, but it became apparent to the director that something (intangible) was different — definitely better. Stress management and emotional intelligence were key components of the program provided to this physician. It is well over 6 months since the referral. The work with the physician prompted the hospital administrator to have me meet the entire staff, administer the Conover Assessment and develop a staff development program for Stress Management and Communication Skills.

The Emotional Quotient of all of those involved is clearly very high, as they were able to see the need for change and possessed the motivation to seek consultation from a certified anger management facilitator.

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP
Diplomate, American Association of Anger Management Providers
Anderson & Anderson, The Trusted Name in Anger Management


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