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Emotional Self-Awareness Is A Key Factor In Anger Management

Emotional Self-Awareness Is A Key Factor In Anger Management

It is generally agreed that anger is a secondary emotion. There is always some other emotion that precedes the feeling of anger. The most common antecedents of anger include stress, anxiety, fear, depression, fatigue or hurt.

If we can learn to recognize and label our feelings, this awareness will give us time to determine how best to respond to feelings of anger. Anger is a normal human emotion. Anger is a signal of perceived danger. Everyone gets angry from time to time. Anger is a problem when it is too intense, occurs too frequently, lasts too long, leads to aggression or violence, impacts health, causes problems at work or school or destroys interpersonal relationships.

The way one responds to feelings of anger is learned generally from our families of origin. This is significant because any behavior that is learned can be unlearned and skill enhancement in emotional intelligence can be taught.

Emotional Intelligence skill enhancement for impulse control is emerging as the most promising intervention for coaches, counselors, psychologists, clinical social workers, human resource managers as well as the criminal justice system. Since Emotional Intelligence coaching include pre and post assessments, evidence of success or lack of success can be determined for each participant.

The American Association of Anger Management Providers is the official voice of professional providers of anger management in the U.S. This organization is sponsoring its first national conference on anger management in Los Angeles, Ca. on August 23, 24, 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


For more information, click here: or contact Leah Bowman at 310-207-3591.

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The Sacramento Superior Court – Anger Management

The Sacramento Superior Court has established the following criteria for those providers included on the Resource Referral Provider lists. The Family Court maintains provider lists as a convenience to court users who have been ordered to complete services. The purpose of the criteria is to maintain professional standards among our community providers and to provide seamless access to services by Court users.

Anger Management Services

The following criterion is considered minimum to qualify as an anger management facilitator:

1) Has completed forty hours of anger management facilitator training with emphasis in each of the following areas:

  Adult, parent, child anger management

  child development, from birth through adolescence

  family and domestic violence

  family conflict and anxiety

  stress management

  child abuse

2) Uses a reliable assessment tool that includes a Pre and Post test to measure outcomes 3) Receives 16 hours of continued education annually in any of the above areas. Any provider offering anger management for clients referred from Family Court must address at least 15 of the following core topics during the anger management program:

  Gaining personal control

  Stress Management

  Emotional Intelligence

  Fundamental Child Development, ages birth through adolescence

  Basic Communication Skills

  Positive Communication

  Role Modeling and Positive Parenting Reinforcement

  Characteristics of Healthy Families

  Personal Anger Management

  Child Abuse and Corporal Punishment

  Responding to Child Tantrums

  Coping with Stress

  Child Discipline Alternatives and Behavior Plans

  Family Conflict, Anxiety, and Resolution

  Family Violence, Domestic Violence, and Prevention

  Provocation and Alternative Response

  Identifying Distorted Thinking

  Irrational Beliefs

  Active Listening

  Developing Empathy

  Identifying and Expressing Needs

  Assertiveness vs. Bullying

  Coping with Angry People

The above requirements are used by the Los Angeles Superior Courts as well as most other California Courts.

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American Association of Anger Management Plans June Conference

2014 is shaping up to be an incredible year for the association, it’s, members and all professional providers of anger management. Here are some of the plans in store for 2014:

  • George Anderson, the Executive Director of the association has established a relationship with a number of organizations willing to sponsor a two-day conference in Los Angeles, Oakland or Redwood City California in June. Details will be announced within the next two weeks.
  • A major national law firm has agreed to use Certified Anger Management Facilitators as referral sources for all of it’s own staff as well as it’s business clients.
  • Anderson & Anderson has decided to limit it’s referrals to members of the American Association of Anger Management Providers who are also CAMF trained.
  • Please visit the association’s website at and state your preference for one of the three cities listed above or recommend other locations.

Stay tuned, George Anderson, 310-207-3591 or


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The American Association of Anger Management Providers seek sponsors for its’ first conference

The American Association of Anger Management Providers is the official voice for professional providers of emotional intelligence for impulse control/anger management. We plan to have a two-day national conference in Los Angeles in June 2014.

Anger management is a needed intervention for business and industry as well as all branches of government. Our providers currently offer these services in jails, prisons, the U.S. Military, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Employee Assistance Programs, HR as well as Health Care organizations.

Programs offered by our members have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Bloomberg News, Business Week, Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury, Long Beach Breeze News, Baltimore Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, Scrubs Magazine, National Association of Social Workers, Gaming Magazine, Toronto Star News, London Sunday Times, ESPN, CNN, ABC, NBC and a two hour documentary on the BBC.

Please contact George Anderson at 310-207-3591 or