Anderson and Anderson Anger Management Curriculum
About This Program
Target Population: Adults who need help with managing their anger; program has also been used with adolescents
The Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Curriculum aims to provide skill enhancement in self-awareness, self-control, social awareness, and relationship management. The curriculum provides education for people who are interested in or who need to learn how to deal with their anger or someone else’s anger in a positive, functional way. Participants may include people who internalize anger as well as those who act it out verbally or behaviorally towards friends, family, work, or personal relationships.
The goals of the Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Curriculum are:
- Recognize anger and stress
- Manage anger and stress
- Master assertive communication
- Increase empathy
The essential components of Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Curriculum include:
- Group curriculum with an ideal group size of 15 and a maximum of 25
- Emotional Intelligence Assessment which the facilitator has the participant fill out during the first class
- The Gaining Control of Ourselves workbook which the facilitator uses throughout the classes
- Ancillary training material which the facilitators use for visual learners
- Certification training for facilitators prior to them facilitating a series of classes
- Facilitator Guide for reference by the facilitator while teaching the curriculum
- 16 hours of continuing education yearly for facilitators
- Pre- and Posttest for each client
Anderson and Anderson Anger Management Curriculum directly provides services to adults (regardless of whether they are parents or caregivers) and addresses the following:
- Problems in managing anger and stress and competence in using assertive communication as well as deficits in empathy
One-hour weekly sessions
This program is typically conducted in a(n):
- Community Agency
- Outpatient Clinic
- Prison or prerelease center
- Residential Care Facility
Anderson and Anderson Anger Management Curriculum includes a homework component:
The workbook has exercises and assignments related to skill enhancement which must be practiced in real life.
Anderson and Anderson Anger Management Curriculum has materials available in languages other than English:
Chinese, French, Spanish
For information on which materials are available in these languages, please check on the program's website or contact the program representative (contact information is listed at the bottom of this page).
Resources Needed to Run Program
The typical resources for implementing the program are:
- Room for an average of 15 students
- DVD/Video player
- CD player
- Chalk Board
- Ancillary training materials
Education and Training
Prerequisite/Minimum Provider Qualifications
High School diploma and some college courses such as junior college completion or equivalent. Plus 40 hours of specific training in the Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Curriculum.
Education and Training Resources
There is a manual that describes how to implement this program , and there is training available for this program.
- George Anderson , MSW
phone: (310) 207-3591
Training is obtained:
On-line, on-site, regional, or at the offices of Anderson & Anderson in Los Angeles, CA.
Number of days/hours:
40 hours in total; live training is for 3 days with 16 hours on CD
Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research
This program has been reviewed and it was determined that this program lacks the type of published, peer-reviewed research that meets the CEBC criteria for a scientific rating of 1 – 5. Therefore, the program has been given the classification of "NR - Not able to be Rated." It was reviewed because it was identified by the topic expert as a program being used in the field, or it is being marketed and/or used in California with children receiving services from child welfare or related systems and their parents/caregivers. Some programs that are not rated may have published, peer-reviewed research that does not meet the above stated criteria or may have eligible studies that have not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature. For more information on the "NR - Not able to be Rated" classification, please see the Scientific Rating Scale.
Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Anderson and Anderson Anger Management Curriculum.
No reference materials are currently available for Anderson and Anderson Anger Management Curriculum.
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2015
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2011
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: May 2011