Perceptions about what anger management is may be too restricted

Posted on: November 19, 2007

Anger management is a very forward focused class that teaches skills in anger management, stress management, communication skills and emotional intelligence. Some still carry the idea that anger management is for the court mandated or those who have been explosive in the recent past. This is simply a misconception.

Anger is a signal, therefore it is important that those who carry hostility or anger work with a professional anger management provider to determine what actions must be taken to respond to the signals instead of lashing out in anger at others. Therefore anger management may be appropriate for any individual or organization where the presenting problem is anger. It may be sign of increasing stress, poor emotional intelligence, poor communication skills or a combination of any or all of those factors. Anger management is therefore appropriate for:

  • Couples
  • Executives
  • Physicians
  • Individuals seeking self improvement
  • Court mandated
  • Those who are being treated by a mental health professionals but need further assistance to manage anger (this treatment must be combined)
  • Schools
  • Small and large businesses
  • Conflict resolution
  • Mediation
  • Adolescents
  • Jails or correctional institutions
  • Human resource professionals
  • Conduction anger management assessments

Anger management is a class that teaches skills not a mental health intervention. It is my hope that those who struggle with anger or know someone who struggles with anger will not choose to call the anger management provider because they are fearful that they will have to sit with a group of hardened criminals. This is simply not the case. Anger management providers across the country do offer private and group interventions, so rest assured that they will be able to facilitate your needs. Some may even visit your home or office. Visit www.anger-management-resources-org to find a provider in your area.

NB-Please note that anger management is not appropriate for those charged with domestic violence.

Carlos Todd, LPC, NCC, CAMF

President of the American Association of Anger Management Providers

Anger Management/Executive Coaching of Charlotte, North Carolina




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