Century Anger Management Model of Intervention
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About This Program
Target Population: Adults who have anger control and/or communication problems; can also be used with adolescents
Century Anger Management Model of Intervention 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, the 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 Century Anger Management Model of Intervention are:
- Recognize and understand the nature and normalcy of anger as a hard-wired reaction for survival when triggered
- Understand the high costs of inappropriate anger expression in today’s society
- Learn that the emotion of anger is separate from the expression of anger
- Respond to anger triggers in more appropriate ways
- Learn the skill of assertive communication as an alternative to angry outbursts or suppression of appropriate angry feelings
- Gain skills in empathy, emotional intelligence, stress management, forgiveness, and improving judgment and impulse control
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2015
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2017
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: May 2011