Anger Management is a special program that is completed over a 12, 24 or 36 session with each session of 1 hour per day. Typically a program can run for few weeks and throughout the program, there will be continuous assessments, readings, assignments, tests or a final examination. The first two sessions will be screening session where the clinician will decide whether a client needs a 12 or 24 or 36 sessions depending on the complexity of the case. Clients are also encouraged to seek additional sessions if they feel that they have not reached the objectives or goals of the treatment plan.
To be stated in a simple way, the Anger Management program has 3 basic goals:
a) To reduce levels of Anger in provocative situations
b) To learn effective coping behaviors in order to halt extreme Anger explosions
c) To understand one’s own individual psychodynamics of Anger and develop an action plan through a Cognitive Behavior Therapy model as recommended by US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD.