Anderson and Anderson Anger Management Curriculum

Scientific Rating:
NR
Not able to be Rated
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
Low
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Anderson and Anderson Anger Management Curriculum has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Anger Management Treatment (Adult), but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Adults who need help with managing their anger; program has also been used with adolescents

Brief Description

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.


Program Goals:

The goals of the Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Curriculum are:

  • Recognize anger and stress
  • Manage anger and stress
  • Master assertive communication
  • Increase empathy

Essential Components

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

Adult Services

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

Delivery Settings

This program is typically conducted in a(n):

  • Community Agency
  • Outpatient Clinic
  • Prison or pre-release center
  • Residential Care Facility
  • School

Homework

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.

Languages

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

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.

Training Contact:
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.

Child Welfare Outcomes: Not Specified

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Anderson and Anderson Anger Management Curriculum.

References

No reference materials are currently available for Anderson and Anderson Anger Management Curriculum.

Contact Information

Name: George Anderson, MSW
Agency/Affiliation: Anderson & Anderson, APC
Website: www.andersonservices.com
Email:
Phone: (310) 207-3591
Fax: (310) 207-6234

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