Real Solution Anger Management Program

About This Program

Target Population: Adults who need help managing their anger

Program Overview

The Real Solution Anger Management Program aims to reduce levels of anger in provocative situations. Participants are taught coping behaviors to stop escalation and resolve conflicts. Homework assignments that build on newly taught skills allow participants to apply them. The program employs the three major anger control interventions by using model presentation, rehearsal, and positive feedback and prompting.

Program Goals

The goals of the Real Solution Anger Management Program are:

  • Reduce levels of anger in provocative situations
  • Learn effective coping behaviors to stop escalation and resolve conflicts

The primary focus of the program is anger management education and skill acquisition.

Logic Model

The program representative did not provide information about a Logic Model for Real Solution Anger Management Program.

Essential Components

The essential components of the Real Solution Anger Management Program include:

  • Group intervention with groups of 6-10 participants
  • Basic Anger Management Concepts:
    • Anger Is a Two-Step Process
    • Ventilation Doesn't Work
    • Anger is Different From Aggression
    • Coping Is Better Than Blaming
  • Relaxation Skills:
    • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
    • Relaxation Without Tension
    • Special Place Visualization
    • Breathing-Cued Relaxation
    • Cue-Controlled Relaxation
    • Combined Relaxation
  • Cognitive Control Concepts:
    • ABC Cognitive Theory
    • Trigger Thoughts
  • Response Choice Rehearsal:
    • Description of Response Choice Rehearsal (RCR)
    • RCR Switching
  • Shame Underlying Anger:
    • The Problem with Shame
    • Healthy and Unhealthy
    • Survival Strategies for Shame
    • Chronic Shame is Relentless and Devastating
    • Significant Problems Associated with Shame
    • Current Shaming Relationships
    • Shaming Yourself
    • Healing the Shame
    • Set positive goals based on humanity, humility, autonomy, competence
    • Return "borrowed shame"
  • Cognitive Control/Relaxation Training:
    • More Coping Skills Rehearsal
    • Still More Coping Skills Rehearsal
    • More RCR Switching
    • Relapse Prevention

Program Delivery

Adult Services

Real Solution Anger Management Program directly provides services to adults (regardless of whether they are parents or caregivers) and addresses the following:

  • Problems with anger that interfere in family and work relationships

Recommended Intensity:

Weekly 90-minute session

Recommended Duration:

12 – 18 weeks

Delivery Setting

This program is typically conducted in a(n):

  • Outpatient Clinic


Real Solution Anger Management Program includes a homework component:

Participants have various homework and exercises.


Real Solution Anger Management Program has materials available in languages other than English:

Japanese, 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:

  • DVD player
  • secure room space
  • copy machine

Manuals and Training

Prerequisite/Minimum Provider Qualifications

It was unspecified if there is a minimum education requirement needed before one can be trained on the Real Solution Anger Management Program.

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:

Live Regional Training Events, On-site for 20 or more attendees

Number of days/hours:

Two-Day Seminars, 12-14 hours (12 CEU contact hours)

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Real Solution Anger Management Program.

Additional References

Adams, L. (2008). Anger management - Develop strategies for controlling and managing anger: How to fix anger problems, get rid of anger problems fast, easy and safe. Newstead, Queensland, Australia: Emereo Publishing.

Pfeiffer, R. (1999). Creating real relationships. New York City: Growth Publishing.

Pfeiffer, R. (2010). Relationships: Overcoming anger. Sedona, AZ: Growth Publishing.

Contact Information

Rich Pfeiffer, PhD
Agency/Affiliation: Growth Central
Phone: (864) 297-3457
Fax: (864) 234-4914

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: March 2024

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: May 2011