Effective March 18, 2008, most future Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Facilitator Trainings including the required 16 Continuing Education will be offered on-line. All that is needed is internet access and a laptop or desktop computer. The participants will sign in and all of the material will be presented by George Anderson, BCD, CAMF and Colbert Williams, LCSW, CAMF. Opportunities for questions and comments in real time will be available.
Our first 8 hour training will be in two four hour segments on March 18 & March 19, 8-12 a.m.
Each participant will have the opportunity to complete the Emotional Intelligence Profile, which consists of an assessment system linked to a skill enhancement system. The assessment is scored, and then skill enhancement activities are assigned and delivered based upon the individual deficiencies identified in the assessment process. The skill-enhancement activities are unique in their approach. They do not simply present knowledge. The skills taught are taken beyond the knowledge stage so that they can be learned, modeled and practiced until they become a habit. Only through this learning, changing, modeling and practicing process can new behaviors be internalized. This knowledge is important for all providers of anger management using the Anderson & Anderson® curriculum.
The procedure is as follows:
1. Learn about new successful behaviors.
2. Change one’s thinking about successful behaviors.
3. Model new successful behaviors.
4. Practice new successful behaviors.
Habits are formed by following this procedure.
Affective skill enhancement refers to the systematic application of learning principles that will assist people in moving from present circumstances to desired new circumstances. If a person gives his little brother a dollar to leave him alone, he is assisting the brother to change his behavior. The Emotional Intelligence Profile works a lot like this example. It begins by changing the way one thinks about his or herself. It then involves a series of well-defined steps that result in a desired change of behavior. The success of each step is carefully evaluated to find the best—not the only—solution for a given situation. Each step is viewed as a process of learning, changing, modeling and practicing new personal skills.
For more information, please visit our website at www.andersonservices.com. You may call our office at 310-207-3591. You may also e-mail George Anderson at email@example.com for more information.