As the title implies, this site will continually update changes and trends in anger management services, research,referrals and provider training. In addition, books,CDs,videos and DVDs used in anger management programs will be introduced.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Incredible Strides in The Growth of Anger Management During 2008

December 12th, 2008

1.) BBC Documentary on anger management

The internationally recognized Anderson & Anderson anger management curriculum was featured in a two part documentary on the BBC entitled “Losing It”. This film was produced by Griff Rhys Jones and was selected for an award for best documentary on the BBC for September.

2.) JCAHO standards for “disruptive physicians”

The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations issued new standards for “disruptive physicians”. These new standards specifically require anger management coaching for these mandated physicians. Given Anderson & Anderson’s international prominence in anger management, we were immediately thrust into the forefront in this new area of specialization.

3.) Hospitals across the nation select Anderson & Anderson to provide Executive Coaching/Anger Management for mandated physicians.

4.) On-site Coaching takes hold

On-site coaching for “disruptive physicians” was initiated at the request of Dr. Willie Williams, former Medical Director of Tenet Health Care who recognized the difficulties posed for busy physicians who are unable to take time away from their practices to attend a coaching course. The concept has quickly become the norm for most out of state referrals for executives and physician coaching clients nationwide.

5.) Civility training for Attorneys

The Anderson & Anderson anger management model is now accepted by the state of Illinois for continuing legal education in civility. The Illinois Supreme Court approved our Emotional Intelligence/Civility training in April of 2008.

6.) Anger management coaching for Geriatric patients

Assisted Living Facilities are now routinely referring residents who have problems managing anger for individual coaching.

7.) Organizational Anger Management proves its effectiveness

Law offices, hospitals and businesses have quickly recognized Organizational Anger Management as a proactive intervention to prevent hostile work environments or problem anger.

8.) George Anderson was selected as the Editor of the Anger Management Forum on Topix: This is the most important and visible anger management page on the Internet.

9.) Military based Family Advocacy Programs adopt the Anderson & Anderson anger management curriculum along with the appropriate client workbooks and assessment components for use with active duty service personnel.

10.) Veteran Hospitals in many states have adopted anger management as an intervention for PTSD patients. While the appropriate treatment for this psychiatric disorder is psychotherapy and medication, anger management has been added as a needed intervention.

11.) George Will, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun Times all carried major articles on the Anderson & Anderson model of anger management

2008 will go down as the year that anger management gained credibility worldwide from the business community for Executive Coaching for senior management, disruptive physicians and special populations such as assisted living clients. In addition, educational institutions and the criminal justice system have endorsed anger management as an intervention.

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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