2009 Trends in Anger Management

Cheap, inexpensive, free and useless

Perhaps, out of desperation, a number of anger management providers have introduced online anger management classes.  Courts and Human Resource Managers do not generally accept these classes. Some of these courses are free. Others are offered at unrealistically low fees from $35 to $79. Most are simply schemes to dupe unwitting consumers into signing up for bogus Certificate of Completion of non-existing anger management classes. Most legitimate providers are not engaged in these schemes.

Evidenced Based Anger Management takes hold worldwide

Anger management classes, which include a structured curriculum, validated assessment, client workbooks, DVDs, videos and Post Tests are gaining recognition, endorsements and use worldwide. Canada and the UK have endorsed the internationally recognized Anderson & Anderson Model of Anger Management.

Unhealthy Anger is one of the unfortunate consequences of the current recession

Human Resource Managers from Businesses, various Industries, Courts and the Criminal Justice System are all overwhelmed with employees whose lives have been impacted by the current downturn of the economy. Anger is a secondary emotion that is symptomatic of depression, anxiety, stress, worry or fatigue.

CNN, ABC, New York Times and the Washington Post

News networks and Newspaper Publishers are now routinely contacting legitimate Certified Anger Management Facilitators to comment on anger episodes such as the recent Christian Bales tirade and the unfortunate violence involving the R&B singers Rihanna and Chris Brown.

While it is only February, it is already clear that 2009 will be the most important year for professional anger management intervention worldwide.

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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