Anger Management: A Lucrative Niche Market For Coaches, Counselors And Psychotherapists

Anger management is increasingly becoming one of the most sought after interventions worldwide. Anderson & Anderson receives requests daily from Human Resource Managers, Organizational Development Specialists, Employee Assistance Professionals as well as University Dean of Students requesting referral resources for their client populations.

As cut backs and downsizing occur in an environment of terrorist fears, employees, faculties and students are responding with fear, anxiety, depression and anger. These feelings often lead to anger, tension or conflict in the workplace, home or educational environment.

For businesses, the concern over workplace aggression, violence, sick day usage, absenteeism, work performance, hostile workplace litigation, and productivity has caused a heightened sensitivity of the need to seek solutions to these problems.

Voluntary and mandatory anger management coaching, organizational anger management as well as executive coaching is rapidly becoming the intervention of choice for all of these problems in interpersonal relationships.

In colleges and Universities, there is an increase in tensions between student and faculty, faculty and faculty as well as between students. Traditional counseling and psychotherapy is inappropriate, expensive, time consuming and ineffective.

Since anger is not a mental or nervous disorder, psychotherapy is inappropriate and has simply not worked. Consequently, major universities are routinely making referrals to Anderson & Anderson® Certified Anger Management Facilitators (CAMF) nationwide.

Another major source of requests for Organizational Anger Management training and material is the Criminal Justice system. Probation departments, courts, jails and prisons are using anger management to teach skills in managing aggression and violence as well as increasing empathy.

The Canadian Bureau of Prisons has demonstrated in fifteen years of research that incarcerated defendants who are taught how to manage stress and anger using a cognitive behavior approach with client workbooks show an 83% success rate. These skills are maintained when defendants are returned to their home communities. This longitudinal study reinforces the effectiveness of anger management.

The California State Board of Corrections has approved the Anderson & Anderson® curricula, training and client workbooks for use in jails, prisons as well as parole and probation departments in California.

Anderson & Anderson is currently in negotiating with the United States Marine Corp. to training providing in the use of this curriculum for all U.S. Marine Corp. Bases Worldwide.

Bermuda, Cayman Islands, California. Arizona, Texas, Kansas and Nevada have also adopted this curriculum for use in its Corrections Departments. Client workbooks are now available in English, Spanish, Italian, French and Chinese.

Be Oltra, Next Generation is the Anderson & Anderson affiliate in Italy. Be Oltra provided Italian language dubbing for the Sony movie, Anger Management. In addition, they are offering anger management to Universities, prisons and businesses in Italy with considerable success.

Anger Management providers who are trained in the Anderson & Anderson® curriculum and actually use the client workbooks can reasonably expect to receive referrals. Part-time Certified Anger Management providers offering two hours of classes on Tue, Thursday and 8 hours of classes on Saturday can easily earn $4,000.00 per month with little overhead.

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A Typical Day At Anderson & Anderson Anger Management

A Summary of Today’s Activity At Anderson & Anderson,  A.P.C.

On-site Houston:

  • George Anderson began the day with an 8:00 A.M. Coaching Session with a Physician in Houston, TX. This was the second of a two- day intensive on-site session that is part of the Anderson & Anderson Executive Coaching/Anger Management for “disruptive physicians” On-site Coaching.


  • During a brief brake at 11:30 A.M. George returned a call from a Texas Attorney who wanted to schedule an intervention for his client for the week of April 21 in Houston. The attorney was given a quick summary of the program and advised to schedule the intervention for his physician client by contacting Lori Bordenave at the Anderson & Anderson Brentwood Office.


  • 4:00 P.M. George moves to Hilton Hotel near Houston Hobby Air Port for Saturday morning return flight to Los Angeles.


Corporate Office, Brentwood:

  • Lori begins her day at 8:30 A. M. in the Los Angeles Office by reviewing messages that were left after hours including the call from the above mentioned Houston Attorney. Other messages included calls from three other physicians, two in Los Angeles and one from an adjoining county.


  • After responding to calls, Lori processes all of purchases made in the Anderson & Anderson On-line store. She then contacts Jairo Wong at our Lawndale Office who packages and ships the orders that came in during the night.



  • Lori responds to follow-up inquires from the U.S. Military Headquarters relative to a major contract proposal for 17 Marine Corp Bases in the United States. She wraps up plans for the March 16, 17, 18 Los Angeles Facilitator Certification Training.


Today, Friday was a very busy and productive day at Anderson & Anderson.








Learning Self-Awareness and Self-Control While Developing Empathy

The Four Domains of Emotional Intelligence are:

  1. Self-Awareness
  2. Self-Control
  3. Social-Awareness
  4. Relationship Management

Self- awareness facilitates both empathy and self-control. Empathy and self-control combine to provide effective relationship management.

Self Awareness is the Foundation. Without self-awareness, we cannot be aware of our emotions. We cannot manage emotions we are not aware of, so our emotions will tend to be out of control. Out of control emotions impair our ability to experience empathy and to connect with others. When our emotions are out of control, our relationships suffer – we do not have social awareness or the ability for social management.

Emotions Are Our Guidance System. Nature developed our emotions over millions of years of evolution. As a result, our emotions have the potential to serve us today as a guidance system. Our emotions let us know when any natural human need is not being met. For example, when we feel lonely, our need for connection with other people is unmet. When we feel afraid, our need for safety is unmet. When we feel rejected, it our need for acceptance that is unmet.

Perception is Everything. The way we appraise (see) our environment at any given time is important in determining how we respond emotionally. If we appraise a situation as a threat, put-down, or an insult, we are more likely to respond with anger and negativity.

Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn,t mean he lacks vision” – Stevie Wonder

Upcoming Anderson & Anderson Facilitator Certification

Upcoming Facilitator Certification Seminars
Three Day Live Anger Management Facilitator Training
Los Angeles, CA – March 16, 17 & 18, 2011

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New Anderson & Anderson 40 Hour Anger Management CD Facilitator Training Certification

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