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

Program Overview

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

Logic Model

The program representative did not provide information about a Logic Model for Anderson and Anderson Anger Management Curriculum.

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

Program Delivery

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

Recommended Intensity:

One-hour weekly sessions

Recommended Duration:

26 weeks

Delivery Settings

This program is typically conducted in a(n):

  • Outpatient Clinic
  • Community-based Agency / Organization / Provider
  • Group or Residential Care
  • Justice Setting (Juvenile Detention, Jail, Prison, Courtroom, etc.)
  • School Setting (Including: Day Care, Day Treatment Programs, etc.)


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

Manuals 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.

Manual Information

There is a manual that describes how to deliver this program.

Training Information

There is training available for this program.

Training Contact:
Training Type/Location:

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

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

Additional References

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

Contact Information

George Anderson, MSW
Agency/Affiliation: Anderson & Anderson, APC
Phone: (310) 476-0908

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: March 2024

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2011

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: May 2011