The Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Certification To Be Offered in Ottawa

Good morning Mr. Anderson!

My name is Charles Leduc and I obtained my CAMF through your amazing program a year ago.

Since then, I developed and implemented your program into the curriculum for Harvest House, a residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation program for men in Ottawa, On. The majority of their clients are mandated to attended this year-long residential treatment program as an alternative to incarceration. It’s a terrific program and the addition of your anger management program was exactly what they needed to boost it up!

I just wanted to introduce myself and let you know that you have a CAMF friend here in Ottawa!

If ever a seminar/training session is to transpire here in the general area, please let me know. I’m always looking to learn more and to network with like-minded people.

Or better yet, if you would like help to organize such a seminar, I can definitely be of service to you and to the Anderson & Anderson Anger Management program.

Hope all is well and I look forward to chatting with you more.

CAMF is the Anderson & Anderson Trade Marked Certified Anger Management Facilitator training.

How To Treat A Non-Illness

How Do You Treat A Mental Illness That Does Not Exist?

According to the American Psychotherapy Association, anger is a normal human emotion. Everyone gets angry from time to time. Anger is seen as a problem when it is too intense, lasts too long, impacts health, affects interpersonal relationships, occurs too frequently or leads to person or property directed aggression.

Mild forms of human anger may include displeasure, irritation or dislike. When we react to frustration, criticism or a threat, we may become angry – and usually this is a healthy response. Anger is a secondary emotion that is a common reaction to stress. Anger may be a response to feeling sad, lonely or frightened. When anger becomes full-blown rage our judgment and thinking can become impaired and we are more likely to do and say unreasonable and irrational things.

While anger may be a symptom of many mental and physical illnesses, anger is not listed in the latest edition of the Statistical Manual of Nervous and Mental Disorders (DSM 5). Therefore, it is unreasonable to attempt to offer counseling, psychotherapy or psychotropic medication for anger.

Attempting to diagnose poor impulse control as mental illnesses detracts from the very real, very serious and very dangerous mental illnesses that are indeed caused by very terrible things that happen within sufferers’ brains. Unlike schizophrenia that can’t be willed away, anger management is a learned skill. Any skill that is learned can be unlearned or replaced with a more useful skill.

Emotional Intelligence based Anger Management coaching is the most appropriate skill enhance intervention for self-awareness, self-control, social awareness, empathy and relationship management. All of these skills are critical for proper impulse control. Anger management is a procedure for acquiring the skills to recognize signs that you are becoming angry, and taking action to deal with the situation in a positive way. In no way does anger management mean holding the anger in or trying to keep from feeling anger.

Generally, an Emotional Intelligence Assessment (Bar On EQi 2.0) is given on-line to each client prior to starting the coaching or classes. Debriefing and client workbooks are provided at the first session.

Certified Anger Management Facilitators/Coaches can be found in most states in the U.S. as well as many Provinces in Canada.

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF.CEAP

Bar On Certified Provider

Diplomate, American Association of Anger Management Providers


Impulsive Control for Developmentally Disabled Adults and Youth

A developmental disability is a disability that is manifested before the person reaches 22 years of age, which constitutes a substantial disability to the affected individual, and is attributable to mental retardation or related conditions which include cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism or other neurological conditions when such conditions result in impairment of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior similar to that of a person with mental retardation.

Adaptive behavior means that the person has overall adaptive behavior which is significantly limited in two or more skill areas (communication, self-care, home living, social skills, community use, self direction, health and safety, functional academics, leisure, and work:, as measured by an instrument which is standardized, appropriate to the person’s living environment, and administered and clinically determined by a qualified professional.

Like so many other skill enhancement interventions, anger management professionals have overlooked the entire developmentally disabled population. This is unfortunate, unacceptable and must be addressed.

Like any other individuals, persons who are developmentally disabled suffer from deficits in their ability to understand and manage stress, recognize when they are becoming angry and control their behavior when unpleasant feelings are present. In addition, they may be prone to appear insensitive and lacking in empathy.

Anger management classes for developmentally disabled persons must sometimes be offered on an individual basis or in dyads or very small groups. Graphics with pictures as well as CDs and DVDs or posters must be maximized for those who learn best with visual material.

Frequent, brief sessions are often better than 50- minute sessions that overwhelm the client’s capacity to sustain attention. All providers must have a minimum of 40 hours in Anger Management Facilitator Certification.

For persons 18 years of age or older, the Bar On EQi Assessment is ideal to determine the current skill level relative to the 15 emotional intelligence scales contained in this instrument.

George Anderson
 Anderson & Anderson
, APC, 310-207-3591


Scope of Practice expands for Anger Management Coaches who use Emotional Intelligence Curricula

Certified Anger Management Facilitators are able to legitimately claim an expansion of their ability to offer a wider range of coaching skills that are included under emotional intelligence. Anger management is not just the management of anger. Rather, anger management coaching now includes stress management, assertive communication, impulse control, self-awareness, self-perception, empathy, social awareness as well as empathy, optimism, interpersonal relationships and problem solving.

This new coaching format begins with a comprehensive Bar On EQi Emotional Intelligence Assessment along with interpretation, debriefing and the establishment of goals for coaching. The ancillary coaching material consists of the Contrasting Wheels of Behavior, the Gaining Control Of Ourselves, DVD as well as the popular Practice Of Control Client workbook.

The individual focus of the coaching sessions allows the client an opportunity to establish his or her priorities and a chance to practice the skills that are provided in the on-going coaching sessions.

Since there are no stigmas attached, coaching for emotional intelligence is rapidly becoming a popular self-development approach for trend setters interested in improving interpersonal relationships.

George Anderson

The Bar On EQ 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessment increase your professionalism.

You can now provide Emotional Intelligence Assessments via e-mail through Anderson & Anderson. If you are an Anger Management Provider, Counselor, Coach or Psychotherapist or Psychiatrist, we will provide assessments for any of your client.’

Here is how the process work:

  • Contact our office at 310-207-3591 and order an assessment for your client.
  • We will need payment in advance along with the e-mail address of the client as well as your e-mail.
  • Your client will be invited to enter a website and complete the 133 question exam which will take 30 minutes.
  • Your client will be permitted to download his copy of his assessment once it is scored.
  • You will receive a copy of the clients assessment as well an impressive Coach Report that instructs you how to debrief the client, how to followup for additional information and how to work with the client on establishing action goals for his coaching.

Both you and your client will be impressive with the valuable information provided by this assessment. The cost to you is $150. You can Charge an average of $250 for the assessment and $150 per hour for the coaching.


George Anderson