Judges and Prosecuting Attorneys need to be aware of a new scheme being perpetrated on the Internet by unscrupulous “so called anger management counselors“. Unfortunately, there are no state mandated standards anywhere for this new area of specialization. Consequently, the internet is being flooded with ads for cheap, fast, accepted, approved, money back guaranteed on-line anger management classes.
Currently, there is one reliable Facilitator Certification Organization and one recognized Anger Management Provider Association. Therefore, in the absence of verifiable training, experience and curricula, none of these on-line classes should be accepted.
Visit the two sites listed below for a national list of providers who are trained to offer live anger management/executive coaching classes using the Conover Anger Management Assessment and the Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Curriculum. The websites are http://www.andersonservices.com/providers.html and http://www.anger-management-resources.org/.
Gregory Kyles, M.A., LPC, CEAP, CAMF
Director, Anger Management Institute of Texas
Diplomate, President of Texas Chapter
American Association of Anger Management Providers