Our model of anger management focuses on teaching anger management skills in a classroom/educational setting rather than a therapy-model one-on-one counseling setting. We feel there are numerous advantages to this model, although admittedly some people also need traditional therapy or even medication for their anger management.
In the classroom setting, participants have a mind-set of listening and learning rather than just talking or sharing their experiences. Many people feel more comfortable in this type of setting, knowing that they don't have to share their lives with strangers, as would be required in either individual or group therapy. In addition, we have found that our "classroom" model draws many people to our program that would not otherwise go to a therapist for help because of the stigma involved.
The classroom setting allows the trainer to focus on specific skill-building strategies rather than focusing on past causes of the anger problem. While knowing the origins of the anger can be helpful to some people, for many this knowledge or "insight" doesn't necessarily change their behavior.
The classroom setting also allows the trainer to assign "homework" tasks between sessions to encourage participants to practice the specific skills they have learned. In our model, we teach from a structured workbook which also allows participants to have a reference with them at all times should they be anger-challenged in their daily lives.