Most anger management programs in the U.S. provide skill enhancements in all of the four domains of emotional intelligence. Programs which limit their focus to anger triggers, anger cessation or individual psychotherapy for anger, reduce their effectiveness by failure to recognize the differences between unhealthy anger and deficits in emotional intelligence.The four domains of Emotional Intelligence which can be enhanced by Certified Anger Management Facilitators are:
Each of these four domains contains additional skill scales which are addressed via definitions, demonstrations, exercises, DVDs, CDs, as well as practice.Given the scope of practice for Certified Anger Management Facilitators, intervention can be offered individuals, small groups, couples, executives, adolescents as well as adults. All programs should include a Pre and Post Test as well as appropriate client workbooks.
George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF