Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Individual Sessions

Anderson & Anderson is offering individual anger management sessions on an as needed basis for court mandated, employer-mandated, and voluntary clients who are unable to attend our regular Saturday group sessions (at our Los Angeles-Brentwood office). Anderson & Anderson staff are available seven days a week to offer this service.

The Anderson & Anderson anger management course is the program of choice and industry standard. The Los Angeles County superior court and its branches refer court-ordered individuals to our exclusive provider list which consists of our two offices, as well as approved Anderson & Anderson anger management providers who have been trained by us to offer the services.

The Anderson & Anderson anger management course teaches skills in the following areas: anger management, stress management, enhanced communication skills, emotional intelligence (or empathy), and motivation to change. Each client will receive an assessment that will measure his/her current level of functioning in the above areas. Anderson & Anderson staff will provide feedback to the client. The results of the assessment determine what areas of intervention are focused on. Each client will receive the groundbreaking anger management workbook, “Gaining Control of Ourselves”, as a guide during the course. This manual contains exercises and tools that will be put to good use during the course.

You can call our office at 310-207-3591, or visit our web site at to receive additional information.

2010 Nationwide List of “Disruptive Physician” Programs

December 14th, 2009
Healthcare organizations nationwide, through their Physician Well-Being Committees and Credentialing Committees, are searching for appropriate resources to refer physicians who are exhibiting “disruptive behavior” at work. Unfortunately, the needed missing link is a directory or list of approved programs designed exclusively to address this issue.

Doctors are a highly trusted and valued group of professionals in all cultures. They enjoy social respect, but also have significant social responsibilities. Doctors who fail to maintain professional standards and conduct cause social concern, because they may do harm to patients, if their performance is poor.

The loss of a doctor has effects on service provision, and may be expensive to health care providers. Doctors may fail to perform well for a number of reasons. Stress related problems, depression and substance abuse are known to be more common among doctors than other similar professional groups.

One particular manifestation of poor performance has been described as “disruptive” behavior or unprofessional conduct. These are situations where physicians are unhelpful, rude, or even abusive. Intimidating and disruptive behaviors can foster medical errors, contribute to poor patient satisfaction, increase the cost of care, and cause qualified clinicians, administrators and managers to seek new positions in more professional environments. Safety and quality of patient care is dependent on teamwork and communication. To assure quality and to promote a culture of safety, health care organizations must address the problem of behaviors that threaten the performance of the health care team.

Below is a list of established organizations that provide assessment, intervention and monitoring of “disruptive physicians”:

Program for Distressed Physicians (Vanderbilt University)

The Center for Professional Health offers a three-day continuing medical education course (CME) to address the specific needs of physicians whose workplace behavior has become problematic. This course combines didactic presentations, role-play with focused feedback, group feedback from peers and colleagues, plus review of workplace/family complaints. Participants will receive training in alternative behaviors and explore cognitive distortions that relate to their problems. The course will focus on the problems identified by specific complaints. The solutions are reinforced by role-play, feedback, testing and group accountability. An appropriate referral to this course would follow an assessment and evaluation to rule out medical and psychiatric problems. Contact William Swiggart for details.

The three-day Continuing Medical Education course follows an assessment. The course fee is $4000, which includes three follow-up group sessions with course participants facilitated by course faculty. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for CME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

For more details and explanations of course material and assessments contact:
William Swiggart, M.S., L.P.C.
Training Director,
The Center for Professional Health
1107 Oxford House Nashville, TN 37232 – 4300

Anger Management for Healthcare Professionals Program (UCSD)

This course is designed to help those physicians and healthcare providers who have contributed to a disruptive working environment by way of inappropriate expression of anger.
Conflict, stress and disruption in the hospital and clinic setting create low morale, heightened rates of staff turnover, and patient safety concerns. The Anger Management for Healthcare Professionals program is a small, (6-8 participants), intensive and highly interactive three-day course taught by UCSD faculty from the Department of Psychiatry. Participant coursework in the form of self-reported inventories of mood and interpersonal conflict as well as reading is required.

The objectives and goals of this course include: Aiding participants to identify triggers in the workplace leading to disruptive behavior. Didactic instruction providing constructive tools and strategies to aid in diffusing and managing anger and conflict in an appropriate and professional manner including: Increasing Emotional Intelligence Empathy Training Transforming conflict into cooperation, practicing both behavioral and cognitive strategies, including coping mechanisms,   leading to healthier communication and interactions in the healthcare environment. Developing a personalized plan of action (Commitment to Change) PACE provides a dynamic training program that offers professionals an opportunity to obtain educational information and personalized assessment in a highly sensitive, supportive and confidential environment away from the workplace.
Participants who successfully complete the course receive 30.5 CME Category one credits.


1899 McKee Street,
Ste 126

San Diego, CA 92110


Anderson & Anderson Executive Coaching/Anger Management for Disruptive Physicians :

In response to the need for a one on one individual and sensitive intervention coaching model for physicians, Anderson & Anderson is now offering a twelve-hour coaching program with 6 months of aftercare for “disruptive physicians”. This course is available at our Brentwood, California office or on-site seven days a week anywhere in the United States. The Anderson & Anderson Executive Coaching/Anger Management Program™ is listed in the Directory of Physician Assessment and Remedial Education Programs, Federation of State Medical Boards.

No other anger management provider is authorized to use this model. Components of the course include: One day, on-site observation (optional) Comprehensive Emotional Intelligence Assessments are given at intake, focusing on the participant’s level of functioning in managing stress, anger, communication and emotional intelligence.

We do not provide psychological testing, nor is our intervention considered counseling or psychotherapy. Therefore, there are no stigmas attached.
 ”The Practice of Control”, the new Anderson & Anderson Physician client workbook,  includes didactic information and exercises focusing on enhancing emotional  intelligence, improving assertive communication, as well as behavioral strategies  for recognizing and managing anger and stress. Complimentary “Gaining Control of Ourselves” DVD along with follow-up kit. “Styles of Communication” and “A Day without Stress” are two power DVDs that are also complimentary.

Post-test at completion designed to determine the level of change during the course. I-monthly follow-up sessions are provided for a six-month period when needed. Our services are provided with the utmost in confidentiality for all participants.

Anderson & Anderson is the Preferred Provider for Kaiser Permanente Health Maintenance Organization of Southern California.

Anderson & Anderson® Executive Coaching/Anger Management Program

12301 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 418

Los Angeles, CA. 90025

Phone:310-207-3591 –

The Professional Renewal Center: – The Professional Renewal Center® is an international provider of behavioral health services and consultation for professionals striving to resolve work related challenges and personal dilemmas. Our central purpose is to objectively assess and treat disruptive behavior, professional sexual misconduct, boundary problems, career burnout, psychiatric illness, compulsive behavior, and substance related disorders. Our aim is to enable our clients to develop life plans that foster authenticity, personal growth, and professional integrity. More than 900 clients from 48 states in the United States, four Canadian provinces, and Hong Kong have come to the Professional Renewal Center® for assessment and treatment.

1201 Wakarusa, Suite A-4
Lawrence, KS 66049
Kirsten Judd
 (877) 978-4772

Physicians Development Program

2000 South Dixie Highway.
Suite 103
Miami, FL 33133

Contact: Larry Harmon, PhD
(305) 285-8900

Pinegrove Professional Enhancement Program

2255 Broadway Drive

Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Greg Phillips
 (800) 301-6693

Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare
Professionals at Risk Treatment Services
360 W. Butterfield Road Suite 340

Elmhurst, IL 60126

Mary Pittman
 (630) 758-5110

Posted by George Anderson, BCD, LCSW, CAMF
Executive Coaching/Anger Management for Physicians
American Association of Anger Management Providers

Anderson & Anderson Hires Two Young Adults to Provide Individual Anger Management for Young Adults

University of Texas researchers report in Science Daily that, “Younger people, those with children and less-educated individuals are more likely to experience anger, which is one of the most common negative emotions in society.”

These individual coaching sessions for young adults will now be offered during the day or evening for your convenience at the offices of Anderson & Anderson based in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles.

The two Anderson & Anderson Certified Anger Management Facilitators are:

Lekdan Takspa, MBA, who doubles as the General Manager, and as an Executive Coach at Anderson & Anderson. Lekdan is a 26 year old who loves playing Jazz and Indian music.

Brititany Malow is a student of anger management who is interested in making this important resource available to other young adults. Brittany is a 24 year old Certified Anger Management Facilitator and a former model.

George Anderson
Anderson & Anderson

Anger is a Primitive Emotion

Anger is a feeling of displeasure, which usually shows itself in a desire to fight back at the supposed cause. It is accompained by physical changes in the body. When we are angry, our pulse may become more rapid, our blood pressure may rise, adrenaline will enter the bloodstream, and muscles may become tense. The combination of angry feelings and physical arousal often propel people into action. All too often, people act out violently or aggressively as a result of their anger. Hence, in anger management/executive coaching sessions, we encourage the client to talk about his or her angry feelings rather than acting upon them.