A Report From Front Line Anger Management Providers

Certified Anger Management Facilitators (CAMF) throughout the nation are doing well. Trained anger management providers who use the Anderson & Anderson curriculum, along with the Pre and Posttests, are now able to objectively report the success of their intervention.

Yacine Bell, CAMF who practices in Oakland, CA. reports a 99% success rate with motivated anger management clients. She tells an interesting story about her one failure. “I saw a 68 year old Catholic Nun who was referred for corporal punishment of a student. This client insisted that her approach to disciplining students has always worked and she was not willing to change.” Yacine explains that this was not really a failure since the client was simply not motivated to change.

Ms. Bell has also developed a protocol for providing assessments of “new hires” for Bay Area Businesses. She reports this activity to be the fastest growing aspect of her practice.

Dr. Thomas Wentz, CAMF, who is a member of the Anderson & Anderson Training Faculty, is developing a reputation as an effective anger management facilitator and an executive coach for “disruptive physicians”. Google and the Joint Commission on The Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) routinely publishes his blogs. Dr. Wentz is also the editor of the upcoming Anderson & Anderson book, “The Practice of Control: Executive Coaching/Anger Management for Physicians”.

1AAA Family Harmony—Armonia Familia, with 9 locations in Los Angeles County, has a major contract with the Los Angeles County Probation Department for most of the juvenile probation camps. Family Harmony is also the major provider of anger management for Spanish speaking clients in Los Angeles County.

Gregory Kyles, CAMF, President of Houston based Anger Management Institute is moving to expand his practice to include Batterers’ Intervention.

Anderson & Anderson is in negotiations with Terry Schmitz, President of The Conover Company, to partner in new assessment components, as well as intervention strategies for Civility Training and Emotional Intelligence.

The new Anderson & Anderson Executive Coaching book, “The Practice of Control: Executive Coaching/Anger Management for Physicians” is now in press. It will be available in late September. The level of interest, which is already being expressed, suggests that this book is destined to be a best seller.

Stay in tune with the Anderson & Anderson website and blogs for continuing news in the emerging  specialization of anger management.
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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