Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Affiliate Program

Anderson & Anderson, A.P.C. will begin offering an affiliate program open to anger management providers who have trained under the Anderson & Anderson model. By signing up for this program, providers will be able to sell all Anderson & Anderson home study training packages, books, and DVDs. The goal of this program is to make Anderson & Anderson products more widely available to the general population. Customers may benefit from ordering our products from providers who are located in their local area.

The primary requirement is that each provider must have a functioning web site, as each provider will be responsible for uploading the products on their web site. Anderson & Anderson will ship ordered products directly from its shipping office. There is no charge for signing up as an affiliate of Anderson & Anderson. The biggest benefit of this program is that each provider who becomes an affiliate will receive 30% of the purchase price for each product that is ordered from their web site. We will have more information about this program once the development process is completed.

Rasheed Ahmed
Office Manager
Anderson & Anderson, A.P.C.
Trusted Name in Anger Management
Ph: 310-207-3591
Fax: 310-207-6234
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Federation of State Physician Health Programs is a Smashing Success

I am representing Anderson & Anderson at the Annual Conferece in New Orleans. The conference has been a real success. I have met Physician Well Being Chair Persons as well as FSPHP Boards members Nationwide.

Programs for Executive Coaching/Anger Management were well represented. This was also a prominent topic of concern for many of the attendees. Many, if not most intervention programs for “disruptive physicians” are based on Emotional Intelligence.

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP
Diplomat, American Association of Anger Management Providers
Anderson & Anderson®, The Trusted Name in Anger Management
http://www.andersonservices.com/
http://www.aaamp.org
http://www.linkedin.com/in/geoanderson
www.anger-management-resources.org

Smokers ‘Need Anger Help to Quit’

Smokers should be given anger management lessons to help them give up smoking, a study suggests.

University of California tests on 20 people found nicotine helped calm aggression, but it was more likely from people not wearing nicotine patches.Researchers hypothesised smokers were more likely to be people prone to anger and said tackling this could be a vital part of smoking cessation services.NHS stop smoking services said the research would be considered.

Researchers got the participants to play a computer game – once wearing a nicotine-replacement patch and once using a dummy patch, the Behavioural and Brain Functions journal reported.

“Novel behavioural treatments like anger management training may aid smoking cessation efforts in anger provoking situations that increase withdrawal and tobacco cravings”– Jean Gehricke, lead researcher

After each round, the players could give their opponent a burst of unpleasant noise at a duration and volume set by them.The study found that when the participants were not wearing the nicotine patch they were more likely to react with aggression.The researchers believe nicotine affects the part of the brain responsible for emotion.They said the smokers who struggled to quit were more likely to be the ones who found it hard to remain calm, and ended up turning to a cigarette to soothe them.One in four people currently smokes in the UK – a figure that has remained fairly constant in recent years after decades of falling rates.

Cravings

Lead researcher Jean Gehricke said: “Novel behavioural treatments like anger management training may aid smoking cessation efforts in anger-provoking situations that increase withdrawal and tobacco cravings.” NHS stop smoking services use a combination of nicotine replacement therapies and counselling to help people give up, but not anger management sessions. A spokesman for the Department of Health, which oversees NHS stop smoking services, said: “We will look at this research.” But he added that NHS services were already proving successful.”Smokers are up to four times more likely to quit successfully with NHS support and there are 150 NHS stop smoking services around the country.”

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Another Change in the Broadcast of the Good Morning America Segment

I regret to inform you all that the broadcast of our anger management segment that is scheduled to appear on Good Morning America has been postponed. Mr. Anderson informed me that one of the producers of the show explained to him that the show will likely air next weekend, but she is not sure of which date. We were initially told that it would air today. I do apologize for the confusion. We will update everyone when we have the definitive date. Thank You.

Rasheed Ahmed
Office Manager
Anderson & Anderson, A.P.C.
Trusted Name in Anger Management
Ph: 310-207-3591
Fax: 310-207-6234
http://www.andersonservices.com

Anger Management Guru, George Anderson, To Appear on ABC’s Good Morning America

On April 21, 2009, the producers of Good Morning America from ABC News sent a film crew to record an interview about “Venting” and Anger Management, given by premier anger management guru, George Anderson, and conducted by ABC News Correspondent Brian Rooney.

The internationally recognized Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Model will be featured on the Good Morning America News Show on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 7:00 am (the program will air during the 7:00 am hour in all local ABC News Broadcasting affiliates in the United States). George Anderson, LCSW, CAMF was contacted by an ABC News Producer from Good Morning America/Weekend Edition in regards to the concept of “Venting” as it relates to anger management. According to the producer, everyone who she contacted advised her to call Mr. George Anderson of Anderson & Anderson, A.P.C. After their conversation, Mr. Anderson agreed to allow a film crew from Good Morning America to film two segments in his office: An interview between himself and Mr. Brian Rooney, the ABC News Correspondent from Good Morning America, and a small anger management group facilitated by Mr. Anderson.

The group consisted of willing participants who were filmed for the purposes of showing an accurate portrayal of a typical Anderson & Anderson anger management group. Each participant explained why they were attending an anger management class. They described their level of functioning in the following emotional skills relative to their scores on the assessment: Interpersonal Assertion, Empathy, Stress Management, Interpersonal Aggression, Interpersonal Deference, and Personal Change Orientation. Mr. Anderson provided each participant feedback and a review of the contrasting wheels of behavior (negative vs. positive behaviors).

Anderson & Anderson has been providing anger management classes for mandated and volunteer clients for the past 18 years. Anyone can call and ask Mr. Anderson questions about this event or anything related to anger management.

Rasheed Ahmed
Office Manager
Anderson & Anderson, A.P.C.
Trusted Name in Anger Management
Ph: 310-207-3591
Fax: 310-207-6234
http://www.andersonservices.com

Current Trends in JCAHO “Disruptive Physician” Referrals

Many Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations are still struggling to mandate reluctant physicians to attend programs that address and help change “disruptive behavior”. Change seems difficult for an established, long standing practice of remaining silent in the presence of “disruptive behaviors”.

Here are some of the obstacles of implementing the new JCAHO standards:

·Threats of lawsuits from affected physicians

·Potential loss of income from high producing specialists

·Lack of standards from Disruptive Physician Providers

·Unavailability of an Approved National Provider list for use by physician well-being committees, administrators and other mandated referrals

·The limitation of the two recognized national providers of mandated resources for physicians:    The PACE Program at the University of California at San Diego and The Vanderbilt University Distressed Physician Program.

According to the New York Times, the new JCAHO “disruptive physician” mandate has created a “Cottage Industry” of psychologists and on-line anger management providers with no training or experience in providing assessment and intervention for disruptive physicians.

Finally, the anger management programs at Vanderbilt and UCSD are already full for 2009. A National Provider List of Resources for Disruptive Physicians can be found by clicking here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/11938908/Nationwide-Directory-of-Resources-for-Disruptive-Physicians

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP
Diplomat, American Association of Anger Management Providers
Anderson & Anderson®, The Trusted Name in Anger Management
http://www.andersonservices.com/
http://www.aaamp.org
http://www.linkedin.com/in/geoanderson
www.anger-management-resources.org

Alternative Uses of Anger Management

By

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF

The Family courts in Huntsville, Alabama are proactive in addressing the issue of anger exhibited by divorcing couples with children.  All divorcing couples who have children are mandated to attend a course designed to lower their anger and show them some of the effects of their behavior on their children. They are also given information on how their children might be affected by this action. However, some parents continue to argue, continue to involve their children in the conflict, and show no signs of having the ability to co-parent. Thousands of dollars are spent on attorneys due to the anger, causing even more issues.

The Conflict Resolution Program was developed by Mr. Frank Morales, MS, CAMF, who is the Director of Conflict Resolution Programs, Family Services Center of Huntsville, Alabama. This program was developed to deal with the issues mentioned above. It is a combination of anger management, negotiation, mediation, and stress management. It is not therapy and is very focused and directive in nature. It is a matter of finding compromise for the family, taking personal responsibility, enforcing court documents, keeping one’s ego out of decision making and, finally, living the line “loving your children more than you love being right”.

The internationally recognized Anderson & Anderson Batterer’s Intervention and Anger Management Curricula serves as the assessment and intervention components of these programs.

As a result of this program, we have seen an increase in the numbers volunteer clients who wish to avoid court hearings.