ANGER ON MY MIND

Things Are Not Always the Way they Seem

Posted on: May 12, 2007

  Things Are Not Always the Way They SeemBy George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF 

Common sense and conventional wisdom would suggest that most anger management referrals are mandated by the courts as the result of some type of aggressive or abusive criminal offence i.e. Michael Richards, Alex Baldwin, Foxy Brown, Naomi Campbell and many professional athletes. In reality, most participants in anger management classes are referred by family members. The second category in terms of numbers, are physicians who are referred by Physician Well-Being Committees or Hospital Administrators for disruptive behavior. A third category is employees referred by their Human Resource Departments for a wide range of unacceptable behaviors which fall under the category of angry or aggressive behavior in the workplace. Anger in the home is pervasive and is damaging to the perpetrator as well as all other family members especially children. Children who live in homes in which aggression and tension is present are learning that the world is an unsafe place and the adults around them can not be trusted. It is surprising to see the number of adults who come to anger management at the urging of their children. In these cases, the children are the ticket for the parents motivation to change. This is good news for all concerned.

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