Our Anger Management Group is Offered:

Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Evaluation

An anger management evaluation assesses a client’s strengths and weaknesses in the following areas:

  • Anger and impulse control
  • Overall level of aggression towards others
  • Stress management skills
  • Capacity to acknowledge the effects of anger on others
  • Ability to communicate feelings and needs clearly
  • Anger expression
  • Capacity for change for motivation to improve

Assessment diagnostic tools may include:

  • Clinical Interview
  • Novaco Anger Scale
  • Anger Management Assessment
  • Anger Symptom Checklist
  • Anger Inventory
  • Domestic Violence Questionnaire
  • Possible substance use, medical condition, or psychiatric disorder contributing to impulse and anger control

Each evaluation concludes with the counselor’s impression of the particular incident(s) that brought the client here, as well as impressions about the client’s overall ability to manage anger.

Group Sessions

Based on the evaluation of the client’s individual situation, a number of recommendations may be appropriate. The anger management curriculum includes teaching skills in:

  • Assertive and Effective Communication
  • Stress Management
  • Impulse Control
  • Empathy and Emotional Awareness
  • Anger Control Techniques
  • Expectation Management
  • Improving Judgment
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Relaxation Interventions which target emotional and physiological components of anger

We found that this time-limited cognitive behavioral approach and the SAMHSA Anger Management Workbook has been effective for anger management clients. All of our counselors incorporate anger management into their sessions when necessary. Homework is given between sessions. The Anger Management Program is currently offered virtually via HIPAA compliant software.