A Salute To Anderson & Anderson Canadian Anger Management Providers

We at Anderson & Anderson, A.P.C. would like to express our appreciation to our growing provider base in all of Canada. Please know that you are shaping the future of anger management worldwide.  In order to assist us in increasing your combined presence on the Internet, I would like to recommend the following actions on the part of each Canadian Provider:

  •  Write simple blog entries regarding your work or practice or any other relevant topic of interest to you and send it to us as a email attachment. We will post it on our three blogs.
  • Consider placing advertisements for your practice on our website.
  • Join our Affiliate Program and earn 30% for each sell made from your website.
  • Join us on linkedin including our linkedin Anderson & Anderson anger management group.
  • Please join and actively participate in our Anger Management Forum http://www.topix.com/forum/movies/anger-management

Please let us know via email how we can help you promote your proactive and increase your Internet Presence.

George Anderson, MSW, BCD.


Anderson & Anderson, APC to bring in a dynamic new team with a new perspective


Bryan Anderson shakes up the conservative, staid business
practices in operation at the family business for the last forty-two years.


After shadowing dad, George and observing the day to day
operations of the practice for two months, here are some of the changes which Bryan has or will be

  • The
    current website will be replaced with an interactive, client/customer
    friendly site that will showcase all of the services and products offered
    by Anderson & Anderson.
  • Jairo
    Wong from the Lawndale Office will assume responsibility for all invoicing
    and processing on-line transactions as well as shipping.
  • An
    experienced Office Manager will incorporate the latest in Social Media business
    practices to maintain maximum contact with all providers while increasing
    the exposure of anger management services and products on the Internet.
  • George
    Anderson will begin offering marketing tips as well as the latest
    innovations in enhancing the effectiveness of teaching techniques for
    Anderson & Anderson Certified Facilitators.
  • Our
    continuing education offerings will increase to include more DVDs as well
    as on-line and live trainings from our expanded Faculty.
  • Anderson
    & Anderson will coordinate a Viral Internet Marketing that will
    include all interested providers.
  • MSW
    grads and college students are being recruited to fill Intern positions
    focusing on Internet Marketing.

Stay tuned a dramatic increase of the Anderson &
Anderson’s presence on the Internet!


Social Work Schools to support MSW training in Anger Management


Anderson & Anderson to work closely with Social Work Schools in Los Angeles to train graduate Social Workers in Anger Management Facilitator Certification and Emotional Intelligence Coaching as well as Clinical Social Work.

Anderson & Anderson, APC has a long history as a Field Placement Training site for MSW students from the University of Southern California School of Social Work in Los Angeles. George Anderson,MSW, BCD, LCSW, CAMF and wife Nancy Anderson, MSW, MA, LCSW, LEP, CAMF have served as Field Work Instructors for USC, UCLA, California State University at San Bernardino Department of Social Work as well as Simmons College School of Social Work.

Nancy Anderson previously served as consultant in Educational Psychology test construction for the California Board of Behavioral Science (BBS). George Anderson served as Vice Chair of the BBS and Chair of the Examinations Committee as an appointee of  Governor Jerry Brown during his previous administration.

Unlicensed MSW holders from programs approved by the Council on Social Work Education may apply for these Internships. MSW Graduates who wish to work as Clinical Social Interns at Anderson & Anderson will receive training in Anger Management Facilitator Certification, Emotional Intelligence for Couples, as well as weekly supervision in clinical social work with groups and individuals as well as diagnostic assessment and treatment.

For more information or to enroll as an Anderson & Anderson Clinical Social Work Intern, send us an email at andersonandandersonapc@gmail.com.

The gap between psychotherapy and coaching narrows

Insurers take a crack at health coaching

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Many therapists began branching out into coaching a decade ago. There are several advantages to having a coaching practice alongside your therapy practice so there has been solid growth in this field for some time.

First, you don’t have to deal with insurance – everything is done on a cash basis. In fact, most coaches work with package deals, charging $200 or $300 or more for their services which may include follow-up emails. Second, this is work you can do over the phone, so there’s a convenience factor.

And because so much of it is phone work, you can promote your specialty to a wider geographic audience.

But now insurance companies are getting into the coaching act, too, as we saw with a program promoted this week at WellPoint. The company has built its coaching program around a new survey showing that there is a surprisingly strong demand for health coaching.

Although two-thirds of those surveyed weren’t sure what a health coach is or does, half of those surveyed said they could benefit from someone who prods them to make the best health care choices.

For private practice therapists/ coaches, directing your services at people with chronic health problems may pay off, the study suggests. Three-quarters of Americans who suffer from things like diabetes and asthma say they could use a coach. Women are particularly open this idea – 40% would like health coaching compared with 30% of men.

The WellPoint survey results were based on a poll of 2,500 Americans age 18 and over in March.

AND MORE ON COACHING: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has expressed concerns over a new coaching program at OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions (United Behavioral Solutions).

NASW members have complained that OptumHealth’s “care advocates and life coaches [are] conflicting and interfering with their role as mental health providers.”

The organization contacted OptumHealth for clarification of the roles of coaches and licensed clinical social workers, and the company’s responses are detailed in the above link.

The NASW concluded that there was overlap in the roles and encouraged their members to contact OptumHealth themselves so that “corrective action can be taken” when these conflicts pop up.

Clinical social workers were being “instructed” on how to treat certain patients, the NASW said.

Social Work Interns to receive clinical training at Anderson & Anderson

California Legal Description of Practice Does Not Preclude Emotional intelligence/Anger Management

Section 4996.9 of the California Business and Professions Code defines the practice of clinical social work as:

“… a service in which a special knowledge of social resources, human capabilities, and the part that unconscious motivation plays in determining behavior, is directed at helping people to achieve more adequate, satisfying, and productive social adjustments. The application of social work principles and methods includes, but is not restricted to, counseling and using applied psychotherapy of a nonmedical nature with individuals, families, or groups; providing information and referral services; providing or arranging for the provision of social services; explaining or interpreting the psychosocial aspects in the situations of individuals, families, or groups; helping communities to organize, to provide or to improve social or health services; or doing research related to social work.”

Clinical Social Work Defined

by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work

Clinical social work is a practice specialty of the social work profession. It builds upon generic values, ethics, principles, practice methods, and the person-in-environment perspective of the profession. Its purposes are to:

  • diagnose and treat bio-psycho-social disability and impairment, including mental and emotional disorders and developmental disabilities.
  • achieve optimal prevention of bio-psycho-social dysfunction
  • support and enhance bio-psycho-social strengths and functioning.

Clinical social work practice applies specific knowledge, theories, and methods to assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning, intervention, and outcome evaluation.

Practice knowledge incorporates theories of biological, psychological, and social development. It includes, but is not limited to, an understanding of human behavior and psychopathology, human diversity, interpersonal relationships and family dynamics; mental disorders, stress, chemical dependency, interpersonal violence, and consequences of illness or injury; impact of physical, social and cultural environment; and cognitive, affective, and behavioral manifestations of conscious and unconscious processes.

Clinical social work interventions include, but are not limited to, assessment and diagnosis, crisis intervention, psychosocial and psychoeducational interventions, and brief and long-term psychotherapies. Theses interventions are applied within the context of professional relationships with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Clinical social work practice includes client-centered clinical supervision and consultation with professional colleagues.

Adopted February 12, 1995

The Social Work Interns who are accepted as Clinical Interns at Anderson & Anderson will be supervised by George Anderson, LCSW, Nancy Anderson, LCSW and Colbert Williams, LCSW.