Anderson + Anderson Announces New Anger Management Facilitator Certification Training Options:

Option # 1 40-hour Adolescent Anger Management Facilitator Certification.

This training will include a one day live training with 32-hours of on-line training consisting of Emotional Intelligence, Motivational Interviewing and Group Facilitation Techniques.

Option # 2 40-hour Adult Anger Management Facilitator Certification.

This training will include a one day live training along with a 32-hour on-in training consisting of Emotional Intelligence, Client feedback, Motivational Interviewing and Group Facilitation Techniques.

Option #3 40-hour Organizational Development Anger Management Citification. This training will be focused on Human Resource Managers and Organizational Development Specialists. The training will include a one -day live training preceded by a 32-hour On-line training on Emotional Intelligence for success at work.

Cost: $650 FOR EACH OF THE THREE OPTIONS OR $1500 FOR THE TOTAL. This is an incredible price considering the price of the 32- hour Emotional Intelligence training is $750.

Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J. will speak at The American Association of Anger Management Providers Conference in Los Angeles, Ca. on August 22, 2014.

In 1992, as a response to the civil unrest in Los Angeles, Fr. Greg launched the first business: Homeboy Bakery, with a mission to create an environment that provided training, work experience, and above all, the opportunity for rival gang members to work side by side. The success of the Bakery created the groundwork for additional businesses, thus prompting JFF to become an independent non-profit organization, Homeboy Industries, in 2001. Today Homeboy Industries’ nonprofit economic development enterprises include Homeboy Bakery, Homeboy Silkscreen, Homeboy/Homegirl Merchandise, Homeboy Diner, Homeboy Farmers Markets, Homeboy Plumbing and Homegirl Café. Homeboy Industries, is now the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the United States.


The theme of the conference is Emotional Intelligence for Anger Management. The major conference sponsor is Multi Health Systems.

For more information, contact George Anderson at 310-207-3591 or visit the website of The American Association of Anger Management Providers at

New 70 Hour Facilitator Training


Anderson & Anderson revamps it’s Anger Management Facilitator Certification Training

Given the role that Emotional Intelligence plays in learning to manage impulse control, the internationally recognized Anderson & Anderson three day live Anger Management facilitator training (CAMF) has been modified to include a great focus on Emotional Intelligence.

The new training will now include an on-line portion exclusively on Emotional Intelligence Coaching for adolescents and adults.

This 30 hour on-line training will precede the on-line emotional intelligence assessment as well as the 40 hour live three day training. This new format will permit the participants the opportunity to be certified as an Emotional Intelligence/Anger Management Coach.

The new 70 hour training will be offered in Los Angeles on June 5, 6, 7, 2014.

According to anger management guru, George Anderson, “this new certification will be an asset to any counselor, psychotherapist or educator interested in dramatically increasing his or her income stream.” or


Anderson & Anderson is the largest provider of Certified Anger Management Facilitator training in the nation.  The curriculum is available in English and Spanish.  If you would like to speak with George Anderson directly, please call George directly at 310-207-3591 or contact him at

The American Association for Anger Management Providers Presents EQ for Counselors

Emotional Intelligence is the most useful intervention for increasing the effectiveness of counseling, coaching and success in life and work. This four hour CEU training will provide those in attendance with a foundation for incorporating Emotional Intelligence into substance abuse treatment, batterer’s intervention as well as couples counseling and psychotherapy. 

This training will be presented by George Anderson who is recognized as the guru of anger management. Topics to be covered include the following: 

A sample of the Bar On EQ-I-2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessment 
How to draft an action plan based on the assessment results 
Actual Pre and Post Assessment results from previous clients 
A demonstration of how this assessment can be used in your counseling, coaching or domestic violence practice 
A conversation with the experts: Facilitators, coaches, counselors and graduates will discuss their experience teaching and learning emotional intelligence skills. 

Each participant will receive a free copy of The Practice of Control, the Anderson & Anderson Curriculum for Executive Coaching clients along with The Contrasting Wheels of Behavior, the does and don’ts of anger management.

, Executive Coach for Disruptive Physicians at Anderson & Anderson, Executive Coaching/Anger Management

Emotional Self-Awareness Is A Key Factor In Anger Management

It is generally agreed that anger is a secondary emotion. There is always some other emotion that precedes the feeling of anger. The most common antecedents of anger include stress, anxiety, fear, depression, fatigue or hurt.

If we can learn to recognize and label our feelings, this awareness will give us time to determine how best to respond to feelings of anger. Anger is a normal human emotion. Anger is a signal of perceived danger. Everyone gets angry from time to time. Anger is a problem when it is too intense, occurs too frequently, lasts too long, leads to aggression or violence, impacts health, causes problems at work or school or destroys interpersonal relationships.

The way one responds to feelings of anger is learned generally from our families of origin. This is significant because any behavior that is learned can be unlearned and skill enhancement in emotional intelligence can be taught.

Emotional Intelligence skill enhancement for impulse control is emerging as the most promising intervention for coaches, counselors, psychologists, clinical social workers, human resource managers as well as the criminal justice system. Since Emotional Intelligence coaching include pre and post assessments, evidence of success or lack of success can be determined for each participant.

The American Association of Anger Management Providers is the official voice of professional providers of anger management in the U.S. This organization is sponsoring its first national conference on anger management in Los Angeles, Ca. on August 23, 24, 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

For more information, click here: or contact Leah Bowman at 310-207-3591.

Since Anger Is Not An Illness, What Do Counselors Treat?

Coach Mike Rice’s firing from Rutgers University has put “anger management counseling” in the news on a daily basis for over a week.


A lot has been made of his being mandated to take “anger management counseling”, little on no mention has been made of what this counseling consisted of. Nor is the obvious failure of his counseling a source of concern to the media.


The American Psychiatric Association does not list anger as an illness and anger is not listed in the Diagnostic And Statistical Manual of Nervous And Mental Disorders (DSM 5).


A review of the training received by Psychologists and other mental health professionals, clearly demonstrate that since anger in not a illness, training in anger management is not offered in any masters or doctoral programs in counseling or psychotherapy.


Therefore, the most appropriate intervention for assessment and coaching for persons experiencing problems with impulse control is Emotional Intelligence Skill Enhancement Coaching for “impulse control”. A national list of Certified Emotional Intelligence/Anger Management Facilitators can be found by assessing the provider list of the American Association of Anger Management Providers: ww

AS Coach Rice of Rutgers demonstrated, counseliing for anger management is useless.

Anger is not an illness and therefore not amenable to counseling or psychotherapy. According to the American Psychiatric Association, anger is a normal humnan emotion which is a problem when it is too intense, occurs too frequently, last too long, lead to health issues, causes problems at work or school or destroys interpersonal relationships.

Emotional Intelligence Coaching is the intervention of choice for teaching skill enhancement in self-awareness, self-control, social awareness and relationship management.

George Anderson