Anger Management for the Twenty-First Century
Anger Management for the Twenty-First Century currently has a provisional rating for the 60 days between: June 13, 2011 and August 12, 2011. If you would like to respond to the Scientific Rating, please submit feedback via the Contact Us page.
The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. The Anger Management for the Twenty-First Century program has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Anger Management (Adult), but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given either a Scientific Rating or a Child Welfare Relevance Rating.
- Child Welfare Outcome: Not Specified
- Types of Maltreatment: Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Exposure to Domestic Violence
- Target Population: Adults who have anger control and/or communication problems. The program can also be used with adolescents.
Anger Management for the Twenty-First Century teaches eight essential tools of anger control to participants, usually in a class or group format. It is a highly structured 10-hour core program around the program’s workbook titled Anger Management for the Twenty-First Century. Usually, classes are held on a weekly basis for one hour each, although accelerated weekend intensive programs are offered.
All participants are provided with this workbook (separate workbooks are available for adults and adolescents) which provides many worksheets and questionnaires to personalize and apply the tools of anger control in their daily lives. Participants are also encouraged to practice the tools between sessions and then briefly share their progress or challenges with the rest of the class. A certificate is issued at the completion of the program. Graduates are invited to return to future classes for a free “tune-up,” if needed.
The goals of Anger Management for the Twenty-First Century are:
- To recognize and understand the nature and normalcy of anger as a hard-wired reaction for survival when triggered.
- To understand the high costs of inappropriate anger expression in today’s society.
- To learn that the emotion of anger is separate from the expression of anger.
- To respond to anger triggers in more appropriate ways.
- To learn the skill of assertive communication as an alternative to angry outbursts or suppression of appropriate angry feelings.
- To gain skills in empathy, emotional intelligence, stress management, forgiveness, and improving judgment and impulse control.
Date Reviewed: May 2011