DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office Honored for Anti-Recidivism Program

DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office Honored for Anti-Recidivism Program

June 12, 2014

[Decatur, GA]
The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners recently honored the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office for creating a program dedicated to giving offenders ages 17 -25 a second chance. The Anti-Recidivism Court was created by District Attorney Robert James in December 2011. Since the program’s inception, 22 participants have successfully completed the program.

“This unique program offers young, first-time, non-violent offenders a second chance at life,” said James. “This program does not give them a ‘get out of jail free’ pass for their mistakes, but it allows them to learn from their prior missteps through a rigorous year-long program.”

The Anti-Recidivism Court is a collaborative partnership among DeKalb County Public Defenders’ Office, DeKalb County Magistrate Court and DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office.

According to national statistics, approximately two-thirds of individuals arrested will be re-arrested within three years. “The judicial system can become a revolving door for criminals. We wanted to deliberately interrupt the cycle of recidivism here in DeKalb through this program.”

Currently, 20 participants are enrolled in the year-long Anti-Recidivism Court.

As conditions of the diversion program, each participant is ordered to: report to private probation, perform community service, undergo random monitoring, report to monthly compliance hearings and abide by a curfew/electronic monitoring. Additionally, participants must pay any restitution involved with their arrest, enroll in an academic program if they have not obtained a high school diploma/GED and attend behavior modification classes.

“We focus on developing the person and providing them with the skills needed to be successful in life,” said James. “We not only provide them with life skills training but also a strict guideline to follow. Many do not complete the course .

For those participants who do complete all of their requirements, they will have their cases dismissed.”

If a participant is found in violation of the diversion program terms, then their case would be sent back to Superior Court for prosecution. “The program is not a fit for ever applicant,” said Diversion Program Director Kaleema Thomas. “The participants have to be committed to change and willing to work on themselves throughout the process.”

Source: http://dekalbda.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=177

Atlanta Anger Management offers two such Lifeskills Courses.

  1. Anger Management Class
  2. Character Development Class

 

1. Anger Management Class

Anger Management is a course of treatment that seeks to help people whose anger emotion is causing negative problems in their personal, business or public life.

Anderson & Anderson’s Certified Anger Management Facilitators are influencing how anger management is practiced throughout the United States. Richard Taylor of Atlanta Anger Management sets the standard in Atlanta with many others following our lead. We offer what is needed and other companies soon copy us and offer it too. Two companies have even copied our name or derivatives thereof. Such flattery, thank you.

Anger Management has moved from the basic idea of management of anger to a broader understanding of the relationship between:

  • anger self-awareness
  • anger management
  • stress self-awareness
  • stress management
  • improving communication
  • increasing self-awareness
  • mindfulness
  • social awareness
  • impulse control
  • optimism
  • decision making
  • self-perception
  • flexibility
  • and relationship management

These lifeskills learned are positive by design and move the participant from low motivation into high motivation to commit to the process if they only honor their Pre-Trial Diversion Program requirements by completing the number of hours required.

♦ Unfortunately many get their Letter Of Enrollment attending their first class to (get off the hook) for their first Probation Meeting and then disappear into their past patterns that only lead to more trouble and eventual arrest ~ jail time for violation of their Agreed On Terms Of Pre-Trial Diversion Program.  Stricter penalties needed to be served for violation in our estimation.

Participants completing the Anger Management Class (Course) leave with enhanced life skills for greater self understanding (awareness), learn to control one’s emotions, better social awareness for better interactions and more productive relationship management.

In most cases reduced recidivism is also achieved.

NOTE: Anger Management is not psychotherapy. Anger Management is psycho-education and a highly personalized form of treatment using educational approach to skill development. Specialized Anger Management Certification Training of 40 Hours or more by national certification companies should be the standard for practice.

Anger Management does not seek to help those in need of counseling to find ways of avoiding their anger altogether. According to the American Psychiatric Association, anger is a normal human emotion. It is not a mental disorder, consequently it is not responsive to traditional counseling, psychotherapy or psychotropic medication. Additionally anger is not listed in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) DSM-IV-TR.

Anger is exemplified by anger outbursts or tempers that flair out of proportion to the causing stimuli or situation. Anger can be aggressive as in verbal abuse or physical abuse but also passive as in emotional blackmail, negative control issues, silent treatment etc. The individual experiencing anger often lashes out against family members, friends, acquaintances coworkers, even strangers.

Anger is a problem under the following circumstances:

When it occurs too frequently
• When it is too intense 
• When it lasts too long
• When it leads to health issues
• When it destroys interpersonal relationships: personal, work and public 
• When it results in person-directed aggression: verbal abuse or physical abuse

Anger can be managed using skills/tools that can be learned through a course of proven Anger Management curriculum.

Atlanta Anger Management is offered in:

Minimally these classes are designed to teach core life skills in the following domains:

• Self Observing Self
• Anger Awareness and Anger Management
• Stress Awareness and Stress Management
• Improved Communication through Assertion Training & Active Listening
• Emotional Intelligence:
self-awareness, self control, social awareness and relationship management
• Relationship Management
• Cognitive Restructuring
• Learning to Respond To Another Person’s Anger
• Optimism and Gratitude

 

The first step is to call Richard at 678-576-1913 and we get to know one another. It is usually fairly brief but provides you the opportunity to discuss current situation and what some of the issues are and define your requirements as dictated by your referring party.

2. Character Development Class

SYLLABUS – Some Counties Require 8 Hours/Weeks Others 12 Hours/Weeks.

WEEK 1: MOTIVATION-CHANGE FOR BETTER OUTCOMES & MORE PRODUCTIVITY IN YOUR LIFE
Willingness to Change and Developing Discipline; Life Review: Is It Working For You?

WEEK 2: SELF AWARENESS
Trigger Assessment
Passive Aggressive Assessment
Aggressive Assessment
Cognitive Distortions Assessment
Communication Style, Empathy, Stress, Change Orientation Assessment

WEEK 3: SELF CONTROL – LEARN TO CONTROL YOUR EMOTIONS

WEEK 4: SOCIAL AWARENESS – LOOKING OUTWARD – YOUR EFFECT ON OTHERS, THEIR EFFECT ON YOU & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

WEEK 5: RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT – IMPROVED COMMUNICATION & ACTIVE LISTENING

WEEK 6: Be Impeccable With Your Word, BEING TRUSTWORTHY, Developing Integrity

WEEK 7: Don’t Take Things  Personally, Don’t Make Assumptions, INCREASE POSITIVITY

WEEK 8: Always Do Your Best – POWER OF FOCUS – GOAL SETTING

 

OPTIONAL:

WEEK 9: GOAL SETTING CONTINUED

WEEK 10: CHECK IN & REVIEW

WEEK 11: DEVELOPING: ONE YEAR PLAN – THREE YEAR PLAN

WEEK 12: POST ASSESSMENTS = IMPROVEMENTS
Trigger Assessment
Passive Aggressive Assessment
Aggressive Assessment
Cognitive Distortions Assessment
Communication Style, Empathy, Stress, Change Orientation Assessment

 

CONTACT

Richard Taylor BS, CAMF

Richard Taylor BS, CAMF

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management 
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

Linked in:http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardtayloraam

#1 Oldest Certified Anderson and Anderson™ Anger Management Provider
The Best Of The Best In Anger Management & Emotional Intelligence 

ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES IN ATLANTA

Anger Management Classes In Atlanta

ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES IN ATLANTA

Court Ordered Anger Management Classes In Atlanta
Volunteer (Not Court Ordered) Anger Management Classes In Atlanta
Pre-Trail Diversion Programs
Divorce Cases With Pending Court Appearance.
Custody Battles

ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES IN ATLANTA

MONDAY NOON CLASS
TUESDAY NIGHT CLASS
WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLASS
THURSDAY NIGHT CLASS
SATURDAY ONE DAY CLASS
Accelerated One Day Course – Monday to Friday For Individuals Need ASAP

ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES IN ATLANTA

Call 678-576-1913 for more information and register for class.

Court Approved in all 50 States, including metro Atlanta and all of Georgia.

Atlanta Anger Management is Atlanta’s Oldest Anderson and Anderson™
Certified Anger Management Provider.

Our Classes are for those who besides fulfilling their court requirements decide they might as well learn something also. If you don’t care about learning new life skills we suggest you go elsewhere. You get what you pay for.

Participants find out quickly that what we teach really works. It helps them become more aware of their emotions, communication style, anger and stress issues and empathy they have or lack. With increased awareness learned skills and actually using them (it is easy) things begin to improve rapidly.

We help you never get arrested again or be Court Mandated/HR Mandated again.

Anderson and Anderson™ Anger Management Curriculum:

ANGER: Understanding Anger, Anger Awareness, and Coping Tools taught are the hallmark of Anger Management

STRESS: It is very important to manage stress in order to control anger. Stress is a leading cause of anger. Coping Skills taught.

IMPROVED COMMUNICATION: Assertion is a powerful communication skill that helps people to verbalize more effectively, honestly, and appropriately. Assertion Training taught. You will also learn to Active Listen another core skill.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Empathy, the ability to put oneself in someone else’s shoes, is also a key component in controlling anger. Empathy skills are taught.
Also learn to become self aware, then control your emotions, increase social awareness and finally relationship management.

This is what sets Atlanta Anger Management apart from other Anger Providers.

The Court Ordered Anger Management Training consists of training in group class setting.

Certificate of Completion And Letter Of Completion will be awarded on the last day of class to those completing ALL classes and payment in full. The participant can then give the Certificate of Completion to the Court or Probation Officer/HR Department.

Volunteer participants often like a Certificate of Completion only.

CALL 678-576-1913 FOR INFORMATION

COURT ORDERED PARTICIPANTS
HR DEPARTMENT ORDERED
EMPLOYER ORDERED
PENDING APPEARANCE BEFORE COURT OR PRETRIAL

COSTS – ALL ANGER MANAGEMENT COURT ORDERED CLASSES:

ANGER MANAGEMENT
MONDAY NOON CLASS

Come join a Monday at 12:00 Noon Class.

No Drop Ins. By Approval. Call 678-576-1913 To Enroll.
No Enrollment Fees.
Letter of Enrollment issued at end of your first class.

MONDAY NOON 12:00PM – 1:00PM (1 Hour) $25/Class

Pay $25.00 as you attend.

Take the number of classes you need to fulfill your referral requirements or call to discuss.

Arrive on our 2nd Floor Suite 200 by 11:55AM
Class starts on time at Noon and ends promptly at 1:00PM.
Richard will meet you by 2nd floor elevators.
Building 5555
[Sign: Glenridge Highlands One]

Call 678-576-1913 for information and sign up.

Judges, Solicitor General’s, Probation Officers, PreTrial Officers in different counties all have different anger management requirements to fulfill their needs for you. It is your responsibility to check with them and ask questions to what they will accept to fulfill your court requirements.

  • All Payments Non Refundable.
  • Please call your contact and ask what they will accept/require.


ANGER MANAGEMENT

TUESDAY EVENING CLASSES

Come join a Tuesday Class.

No Drop Ins. By Approval. Call 678-576-1913 To Enroll.
No Enrollment Fees.

TUESDAY EVENINGS 6:30PM – 7:30PM (1 Hour) Prime Time: $30/Class
Pay $30.00 as you attend. Take the number of classes you need.

8 Classes (8 Hours) Gives you all the knowledge / tools to control your anger in most cases. Ragers should do private individual Sessions.

Arrive to front of building by 6:20PM
Richard will meet you at the front door of Building 5555.

TUESDAY EVENINGS 8:00PM – 9:00PM (1 Hour) $25/Class
Pay $25 As You Attend. Take the number of classes you need.
Less Traffic, Cost Less.

8 Classes (8 Hours) Gives you all the knowledge / tools to control your anger in most cases. Ragers should do private individual Sessions.

Arrive to front of building by 7:50PM
Richard will meet you at the front door of Building 5555.

Call 678-576-1913 for information and sign up.

Judges, Solicitor General’s, Probation Officers, PreTrial Officers in different counties all have different anger management requirements to fulfill their needs for you. It is your responsibility to check with them and ask questions to what they will accept to fulfill your court requirements.

All Payments Non Refundable.
Please call your contact and ask what they will accept/require.

ANGER MANAGEMENT
WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASSES

Come join our most popular classes on Wednesday.

No Drop Ins. By Approval. Call 678-576-1913 To Enroll.
No Enrollment Fees.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 8:00PM – 9:00PM (1 Hour) $25/Class

Pay $25 As You Attend. Take the number of classes you need.
Less Traffic, Cost Less.

8 Classes (8 Hours) Gives you all the knowledge / tools to control your anger in most cases. Ragers should do private individual Sessions.

Arrive to front of building by 7:50PM
Richard will meet you at the front door of Building 5555.

Call 678-576-1913 for information and sign up.

Judges, Solicitor General’s, Probation Officers, Pre-Trial Officers in different counties all have different anger management requirements to fulfill their needs for you. It is your responsibility to check with them and ask questions to what they will accept to fulfill your court requirements.

All Payments Non Refundable.
Please call your contact and ask what they will accept/require.

ANGER MANAGEMENT
THURSDAY EVENING CLASS

Come join our 2 Hour Class on Thursday.

No Drop Ins. By Approval. Call 678-576-1913 To Enroll.
No Enrollment Fees.

THURSDAY EVENINGS 6:30PM – 8:30PM (2 Hour) $60/Class
Pay $60.00 as you attend. Cut your number of visits in half.

3 Classes ( 6 Hours)
4 Classes ( 8 Hours)
5 Classes (10 Hours)
6 Classes (12 Hours)
7 Classes (14 Hours)
8 Classes (16 Hours)

Gives you all the knowledge / tools to control your anger in most cases. Ragers should do private individual Sessions.

Arrive to front of building by 6:25PM
Richard will meet you at the front door of Building 5555.

Judges, Solicitor General’s, Probation Officers, PreTrial Officers in different counties all have different anger management requirements to fulfill their needs for you. It is your responsibility to check with them and ask questions to what they will accept to fulfill your court requirements.

All Payments Non Refundable.
Please call your contact and ask what they will accept/require.

SATURDAY ONE DAY 8 HOUR ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS:
SATURDAYS  $25/Hr x 8 Hours = $200.00 | $25/Hr x 6 Hours = $150.00

Call 678-576-1913 for information and sign up.

NOTE: Our Standard Offering is 8 Hours Of Classes to cover most of the information needed to control your anger. We offer any number of hours of classes needed or wanted. Some individuals need 6 hours, 12 hours, 16 hours and even 24 hours of class time. Inquire to set up.

Judges, Solicitor General’s, Probation Officers, Pre-Trial Officers in different counties all have different anger management requirements to fulfill their needs for you. It is your responsibility to check with them and ask questions to what they will accept to fulfill your court requirements.

All Payments Non Refundable.
Please call your contact and ask what they will accept/require.

WHAT YOUR RECEIVE:

A.) All documents to relieve you of your case requirements.

B.) Certificate Of Completion Offered For All Who Complete Classes, hand signed by our Certified Facilitator and Corporate Seal.

C.) Letter Of Completion Addressed To Your Referring Party With All Your Case Particulars, Completion of # of Hours Required, Explains Our Methodology, and who we are.

D.) Work Book of Class Topics

E.) You receive a model of Anger Management with tools/methods that actually work. When used they will improve your interpersonal relationships in your personal, business and public life. You will be able to reduce your reaction to anger triggering events to more appropriate responses that enhance your life.

F.) Complimentary Designer Coffee, Hot Tea, Filtered Water
OK To Bring Your Own or Snacks

G.) Free Safe Parking, Building has 24/7 Security

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

–> Court Ordered Clients Needing Anger Management Classes
–> Volunteer Clients
–> Angry People
–> Anger is appearing too often, too intense
–> Anger is affecting your relationships
–> Anger has become physical
–> Anger is becoming verbally abusive
–> Anger is appearing in your work life or while out in public
–> Couples with relationship issues and Anger is often felt
–> Road Ragers
–> Anger affecting your golf game
–> If you are stuck, don’t feel much
–> Sick of stuffing feelings
–> You are a passive Person
–> You say: “I never get angry.”
–> You are in a Toxic Relationship that is almost over
–> You are single but know anger affects your relationships
–> Bad Moods predominate each day
–> Your partner, friends or family tell you, “You need Anger Management.”

‘Sometimes… I just wanna scream!’

Testimonials

I really liked the fact that Richard is very active and knows his material. He has good strategies and techniques to display the information. I honestly feel the program is a success in the way the classes are run. He connects the dots and is consistent. – Tyler

I have attended three anger management classes and yours was the best!
I actually learned something. I hope to not do this again! – Matevius

I found you after attending a closer anger management class nearby. They lied to me about co pays, then made me take an assessment and tried to say I needed 15 hours of classes. What a scam. I am impressed you have ethics and say what it is. I am happy to drive farther to get a legitimate Anger Management class the courts will accept and be treated fairly and with respect. – Bobby

Thank you! It went well! My Probation officer got your email.
He received the Anger Certificate Of Completion from me. You did a great job.
I hope not to do business with you again, at least not for this!!!
Best wishes and thank you! – Alex

You are the best teacher ever. I mean it.
You took the time to give real life examples so I was easily able to understand the principle that made it easy for me to remember. And you always finished “Any questions?”
I liked that. Thanks.

I am writing a brief testimonial about Atlanta Anger Management’s anger management class. I attended the Saturday class, and it was a very beneficial class for me. I have always struggled with anger, but I was always able to control it. I finally let my anger get the best of me, and I got in trouble at work. I was very lucky that I did not get fired. After attending Sat. class, I was able to identify several tools to help me with my anger.

First, I was able to identify my triggers of my anger. I was also taught several tools to help control my anger. I have turned to regular exercise, taking controlled deep breaths, and excusing myself from a bad situation.

Everyone will deal with anger issues in different ways. I learned what would work best for me. I highly recommend his Saturday course. He has helped me to control my anger on a daily basis. His class will give you new insights to yourself and your anger issues.

It was great to be able to receive all the anger management information in one day due to my busy schedule, savings on gas and time. I find I do better with consolidated information learning situations rather than spread over eight weeks. Easier to retain/remember the information!

Sincerely, Steve

Richard was very friendly, down to earth and personable.

Even though I resented attending the classes because I was the victim, you made the class material interesting and I actually learned something. I now know to control myself better. My relationships are improving and I catch my negative thought now and don’t hold on for days. My mood is better most of the time. Thanks for helping me.

I liked the class.

You know your stuff. I enjoyed it. Bye.

What I like about the anger management class is that provided me with many tools to pick from that I need to change myself and things I can do to make my relationship better.

Very useful. Everything was good.

Gave us more resources for continued study.

Nothing sucked. I was surprised I enjoyed the class.

I like watching the DVD videos as I learn better from seeing/hearing.
having the workbook to follow along also was a real plus. Good job.

Coming to a corporate building with a security guard made me feel safe. You have a top notch company. I liked having access to free on demand coffee and water when I came to class. Also meeting at a conference table made it feel not so ANGER MANAGEMENT! Thanks for offering a course that exposed me to a new world of emotion control.

I did not think I had any problems with anger. But going through the class material I realized that this is all good stuff and opened my eyes to how people actually work. I now know how to respond to angry people around me. I don’t get sucked in so easy. I am still trying to master to be calm in the storm. So as you said…”anger management is keeping open to awareness.” I liked that. Thanks for your class. I liked it in the end.

I agreed with your statement “You can only change yourself, not your partner.” Made me own my part in our relationship problems. The class gave me the information to do something about me, and therefore improve my relationship and my life. Thanks.

I attended a few classes somewhere else but was fed up with their controlling nature, changing ‘the rules’ and basically jerked me around. Thanks for offering a great program that I need to get off probation. It has been a nighmare! I thank your straight forwardness, not beating around the bush. Sometimes it might seem harsh but you made me realize I do have control of myself and my own choices. This class was worth it. Time and money. I liked your honesty and integrity too.

I thought the class was great. I liked the pacing between workbook and videos. Nice TV!

I promised I would email feedback on the classes. It was a pain to attend 8 weeks of classes but doing so made the material stick. While I don’t think I have anger issues, the information and class has made me more aware of how things are working in my life and I have found I am making better choices. So I guess it worked! I don’t respond aggressively to everyone else’s issues anymore, and friend’s have asked me how I manage to remain so calm now. That was a big change for me. Thanks.

Testimonials

Hi Richard: Thank you for being a caring high energy Anger Management Instructor
and for being so flexible with my schedule. It helped a lot!
I got a lot out of the course which surprised me.
Thanks for the special emphasize on what I really needed. I am really going to work this stuff!
I know my kids will appreciate the new me! – Bill

Class was better than than I hoped for. Thanks. – Mel

I actually liked the info you taught us. I now am aware of others and their anger and don’t get sucked in like I use to. I am amazed I can do this MOST of the time. – Jennifer

I liked the stress management part as I am stressed out in school.

Richard: you da anger man. – Wimbee

Richard: I thought anger management was bull until you actually taught me that being more smart with my emotions (U called it Emotional Intelligence! Fancy!)
would help me at my job better. And it has!
I got employee of the month! Funny as hell! Me! – Later MB

POLICIES: ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

1. Pre-Registration is required. You Need Approval to insure we have room for you and you get what you need. No fee.

2. Form of payment: VISA/MC/AMEX/PayPal, Cash. No Checks.

3. The Anger Management Training consist of:

Get your Information from your Court Ordered documents.
Decide on what Class you want to attend.
Tell us how many hours you need as defined your your referring party.
Class Training – # Of Hours As Required or 8 Hour Minimum Of Anger Management Classes.
Letters of Enrollment, Progress Reports and updates to Probation Departments, Reports and updates to the Courts when requested are provided at no charge.
Certificate of Completion.
Letter of Completion.

4. All fees are required to be paid at the beginning of each class or for entire amount. No money, no services. No exceptions.

5. Hardship cases are suggested to should seek a government agency for help. Special Discount for Military, Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Homeland Security Officials. No free classes are offered.

6. Twenty Four Hour Notice is required for non attendance (No Show) or payment is due and collected upon next attendance. This means if you miss your scheduled course date without 24 hour notice, then you pay for it. So bring double the money on the next appearance. To avoid simply call and let us know 24 hours in advance. Emergencies seem to abound, no excuses accepted, 24 Hours Notice required. This is common courtesy and a standard professional practice. No explanation is needed. Just call to inform us you cannot make appointment or your class. This a practical Anger Management!

7. Missed classes means you missed class material. To honor your probation you can make up for the missed class information. We do Not make you start from the beginning.

8. Certificate of Completion is only issued upon completion of the training and full payment received.

9. Policies can change without notice, but remain in effective for your duration of your training.

NOTE: NO INSURANCE IS ACCEPTED
Anger isn’t considered a Psychological Disorder by either the American Psychiatric Association or the American Psychological Association in the way that depression or schizophrenia are. Since anger is considered only a symptom of underlying maladies treatment cannot be billed to clients health insurance.

CONTACT

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

Linked in: http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardtayloraam

Atlanta’s Oldest #1 Certified Anderson and Anderson™ Anger Management Provider
The Best Of The Best In Anger Management & Emotional Intelligence

ANGER MANAGEMENT – WHAT IS IT

Anger Management  – What Is It?

ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT

Anger Management is a course of treatment that seeks to help people whose anger emotion is causing negative problems in their personal, business or public life.

Anderson & Anderson’s Certified Anger Management Facilitators are influencing how anger management is practiced throughout the United States. Anger Management has moved from the basic idea of management of anger to a broader understanding of the relationship between anger, stress, communication, self-awareness, social awareness, impulse control, optimism, decision making, self-perception, flexibility and relationship management. This provides the client with self understanding (awareness), learning to control one’s emotions, social awareness for better interactions and more productive relationship management. 1

In most cases reduced recidivism is also achieved.

Professionally Certified Anger Management Facilitators (CAMF) take an active interest is specializing in understanding anger and all of it’s ramifications. Anger Management is not psychotherapy. Anger Management is psycho-education and a highly personalized form of treatment.

Anger Management does not seek to help those in need of counseling to find ways of avoiding their anger altogether. According to the American Psychiatric Association, anger is a normal human emotion. It is not a mental disorder, consequently it is not responsive to traditional counseling, psychotherapy or psychotropic medication. Additionally anger is not listed in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) DSM-IV-TR. 3

Anger is exemplified by anger outbursts or tempers that flair out of proportion to the causing stimuli or situation. Anger can be aggressive as in verbal or physical abuse but also passive as in emotional blackmail, negative control issues, silent treatment etc. The individual experiencing anger often lashes out against family members, friends, acquaintances coworkers, even strangers.

Anger is a problem under the following circumstances: 2

• When it occurs too frequently
• When it is too intense
• When it lasts too long
• When it leads to health issues
• When it destroys interpersonal relationships: personal, work and public
• When it results in person-directed aggression: verbal or physical abuse

Anger can be managed using skills/tools that can be learned through a course of proven Anger Management curriculum.

At Atlanta Anger Management, Atlanta, GA  Anger Management is offered:

 

Definitions:

Session (s): Meet in discrete private one on one Monday through Friday agreed upon time slot and individualize treatment plan. You receive an Action Plan (To Do List) that mobilizes you into changing your situation immediately. People around you will notice and things improve quickly.

Book Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM | Monday 8:00AM to 10:00PM

Group Class / Class: Join a group of other people usually from 2-7 people and use an anger management workbook to learn the Anderson and Anderson™ four Anchors for change and life skills to better/change your life. Some conversation results from topics.
You can join an open class at any time. This is like attending a Self Improvement Class / Seminar. It is best if you can attend 8 Hours of Class Time to receive the main content so you can actually use all the material in a combined approach for lasting change.

Anger Management Class Schedule:
Tuesday Anger Management Classes
Wednesday Anger Management Classes
Thursday Anger Management Classes
Saturday Anger Management Classes

Accelerated / Intensive: A Monday through Friday usually 8 Hour Private One On One Session. Combines Individual Session Concepts and help with Workbook Structure.
Most often Corporate Sponsored or when Individual is going to jail and needs it right now.

Book Monday through Friday. Any number of hours needed. Inquire. 678.576.1913

VIP Concierge Service – We come to you. One on One private discrete Sessions.
Any length of time you want. Individual, Couples, Family, Teens, Corporate. Seminars.

Disruptive Physicians handled personally by Mr. George Anderson  ( Brentwood, CA)

VIP Concierge Anger Management Coaching Services Worldwide.
Harstfield – Jackson International Airport – Busiest Passenger Airport In World – Affordable Flights Everyday.
Certified In All 50 US States and Accepted By All Courts.

 Seminars – Group Classes for 2 or more people.
 
 

Richard Taylor of Atlanta Anger Management teaches core life skills in the following domains:

• Self Observing Self
• Anger Awareness and Anger Management
• Stress Awareness and Stress Management
• Improved Communication through Assertion Training & Active Listening
• Emotional Intelligence:
self-awareness, self control, social awareness and relationship management
• Relationship Management
• Cognitive Restructuring
• Learning to Respond To Another Person’s Anger
• Optimism and Gratitude

The first step is to call Richard at 678-576-1913 and we get to know one another. It is usually fairly brief but provides you the opportunity to discuss current situation and what some of the issues are.

Atlanta Anger Management work with Individuals, Companies, Corporations, City and Federal Government Institutions, Schools, Colleges and Universities, Health Care Companies in designing classes or group seminar programs in Anger Management, Stress Management, Improved Communication Styles, Couples Conflict Management, Rage Management, and Emotional Intelligence.

NOTE: NO INSURANCE IS ACCEPTED.

Anger is not listed in The Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Nervous and Mental Disorders (DSM IV). Anger is a normal human emotion, which is a problem when it is too intense, occurs too frequently, lasts too long, has health implications, impacts interpersonal relationships or leads to person-directed aggression or violence. 3

Therefore anger is not considered a Psychological Disorder by either the American Psychiatric Association or the American Psychological Association in the way that depression or schizophrenia are, therefore services cannot be billed to client’s health insurance.

CONTACT:

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management 
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

Linked in:http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardtayloraam

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The Best Of The Best In Anger Management & Emotional Intelligence

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References:

1. https://www.andersonservices.com/blog/

2. https://www.andersonservices.com/blog/

3. https://www.andersonservices.com/blog/

SATURDAY ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS FEBRUARY SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Saturday Anger Management Class Schedule 

ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT

Saturday Anger Management Class Schedule
Georgia State Approved.

 Call Richard at 678-576-1913 to enroll and reserve a seat for free.

Judges, Solicitor General’s, Probation Officers, PreTrial Officers in different counties all have different anger management requirements to fulfill their needs for you. It is your responsibility to check with them and ask questions to what they will accept to fulfill your court requirements.

Check With Your Referring Party If They Will Accept A One Day Anger Management Course. If Not Attend a Tuesday or Wednesday Evening Class. or Thursday Evening Class.

  • All Payments Non Refundable.
  • Call your contact and ask what they will accept/require.

Limited Seating. Call to reserve your chair!

We sit around a conference table and learn principles of better relationships learning about anger, stress, communication styles and emotional intelligence. All to improve your reactions to anger and stress producing activating events. DVD’s and Videotapes also watched.

You are treated with respect.

Come join a select few who want the best anger management program [ Anderson and Anderson™ ] on the planet with a facilitator who is engaging, funny, gifted storyteller, and teacher.

Besides getting your Court Ordered needed Certificate of Completion you also learn something! Get your money’s worth!

Court Ordered Participants Usually Require 8 Hours Or More Of Classes.

People needing six hours can also attend for 6 hours $180.00

Call Richard Taylor To Discuss. 678-576-1913


WHAT YOU RECEIVE:

A.) All documents to relieve you of your case requirements.

B.) Certificate Of Completion Offered For All Who Complete The Class hand signed by our Certified Facilitator and Corporate Seal.

C.) Letter Of Completion Addressed To Your Referring Party With All Your Case Particulars, Completion of # of Hours Required, Explains Our Methodology, and who we are.

D.) Work Book of Class Topics

E.) You receive a model of Anger Management with tools/methods that actually work. When used they will improve your interpersonal relationships in your personal, business and public life. You will be able to reduce your reaction to anger triggering events to more appropriate responses that enhance your life.

F.) Complimentary Designer Coffee, Hot Tea, Hot Chocolate, Cappuccino, Filtered Water
OK To Bring Your Own or Snacks

G.) Free Safe Parking, Building has 24/7 Security

Call 678-576-1913 to join a class. No Drop Ins.

DIRECTIONS

CONTACT

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

Linked in: http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardtayloraam

A Certified Anderson and Anderson™ Anger Management Provider
The Best Of The Best In Anger Management & Emotional Intelligence

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE SERIES II

Emotional Intelligence – What is it anyway?

Emotional Intelligence Series – Part II

Continuing this Emotional Intelligence Series,  I wanted to get more into “What is Emotional Intelligence.”

Links to Series below:

Emotional Intelligence Series – Part I
Emotional Intelligence Series – Part II

In Part I, I mentioned this is not a complete definitive article on Emotional Intelligence [ EI ] as that would be overwhelming and not serve the purpose I seek; namely to bring the term Emotional Intelligence [ EI ] and it meaning and it’s application in a more understandable way to the “normal” person interested or having to take court ordered/employer mandated course/class.

To keep things really simple, I like to open with the term Emotional Intelligence as saying “Lets reverse the words to Intelligence With Our Emotions”.

Many of us live in a reactive world to other people, events, situations, our own beliefs and therefore our emotions are highly experienced and expressed without a moment of thought or internal interaction. We simply react to stimuli.

If we observe animals, like our pet dog, we see how it inter-reacts to other dogs while walking it in the park, runners, children, smells, watching TV, etc. Our dog reacts. We often understand it dog’s nature, Dogs bark. Some people try to make their dog “behave” and not bark. They apply Behavior Training so their dog learns more “acceptable” ways of being at the park and at home in the backyard. Some dogs bark at everything others seem better suited to go along smelling, walking and doing their business. Some of this may have to do with the dog’s breed, some the pet owner and their vibes/beliefs, tolerance for the dog’s behavior, perhaps training.

We as human beings have a larger brain and have the ability to perceive more. Both in an IQ (Intelligence Quotient) analytical left brain sort of way and also on an Emotional level (Emotional Intelligence) right brain sort of way.

For example: Some of us are able to “read” people’s expressions, eye movements / eye expression and body positions / language to sense what they are saying….it adds clues to whether we “think” …”Are they are telling the truth?”…whether we are to “believe” that what they are saying is believable and therefore acceptable and true. We accept and discard the conversation and often the person too. So this ability can be also be called “common sense” or “street smarts”.

Most of us have some idea about those two terms called “common sense” or “street smarts”. We laugh and say the 21st Century person has lost that, hence all the online forums asking the most trivial questions, Facebook, the Call In Radio Shows, the Call In TV Shows, Reality TV, older newspaper columns handling such questions. People are very interested in what others think about their situation and what to best do about it. Most people do not look for inner wisdom or guidance from the quiet within.

On the other hand there are people with “Common Sense or Street Smarts” who do pretty well to very well in their lives, many without any or less than the best education. Why is this? They have a “knowing” to how things work and “work it.” This is a component of what is now called the field of Emotional-Social Intelligence. Fancy term for what many of us already know. But what about the others? What about you who think you know what is going on but find yourself reprimanded by the court system, your spouse, your family member, your employer. Are they just plain wrong? Or is there something more to be open to and learn and grow?

Is it possible to grow and learn about this interesting field of emotions?

I firmly believe there is! Emotions are complex and as we start to pay attention to ourselves we start to know who and what we are. Self knowledge often takes a life time of devotion and work. Who really are we as a person,  an individual? We do we accept/reject? Why?

Most people accept we are complex beings (called human beings) and that we are made up of three to four components or layers/levels.

  • Physical Level
  • Mental Level
  • Emotional Level
  • and overlooked/disputed: Spiritual Level
4 Domains

4 Domains

Most people have a hard time balancing all three or four levels. Since I believe in the Spiritual and most people believe in some kind of Higher Power let’s call it four levels or domains.

The two most overlooked as you can acknowledge are the Emotional and Spiritual domains.

We will look at these four domains next. – Richard

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Richard Taylor BS, CAMF

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management 
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

Linked in:http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardtayloraam

A Certified Anderson and Anderson™ Anger Management Provider
The Best Of The Best In Anger Management & Emotional Intelligence

BUILDING OPTIMISM

Learning to be Optimistic

REWIRE THE BRAIN WITH FOCUSED THOUGHT

ABCDE MODEL 

Learn to be optimistic using a technique based on Albert Ellis – Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy.

Professor Martin Seligman has elaborated on this in his book ‘Authentic Happiness’

This is a method for building optimism by recognizing and disputing pessimistic thoughts. The key to disputing your own pessimistic thoughts is to first recognize them and then to treat them as if they were uttered by an external person, a rival whose mission in life is to make you miserable.

  1. Become more aware of your conscious thought processes and begin to treat them as if they were being uttered by an external person whose goal in life is to make you unhappy.  (Distancing)
  2. Distract yourself from the thoughts – i.e. don’t allow yourself to think about them by directing your mind elsewhere. The rubber band technique is useful. Distraction is the best technique if you have to perform a task and it would be unhelpful to think about it.
  3. Dispute the beliefs. Disputation is the most important technique here and involves checking out the accuracy of the beliefs about ourselves that are encouraging us to feel pessimistic.  When we dispute we use the same techniques which we use to argue with other people.

Once you recognize that you have a pessimistic thought that seems unwarranted, counteract it by using the ABCDE model.

A stands for Activating Event
B for the Beliefs you automatically have when it occurs
C for Consequences of the belief
D for your Disputing your routine belief – using facts and logic, not wasteful thinking on affirmations.
E for the Energization that occurs when you dispute it successfully (this simply means to pay attention to how you feel (e.g. lighter, more energized, more optimistic) as a result of disputing your negative thoughts)

By effectively disputing the beliefs that follow an activating event or adversity, you can change your reaction from dejection and giving up to activity and embrace good cheer.

Exercise – During the next 5 activating events or adversity you face in your daily life, listen closely for your beliefs, observe the consequences, and dispute your beliefs vigorously. Record all this on a piece of paper.  Once you have done this on paper a few times you can then simply go through the process in your head.

Example:

Adversity:      

You gave a presentation and didn’t use your allocated time and stumbled in a few places.

Belief:    

I’m really bad at public speaking.  I always make a mess of it.  I really ought not to do it again because I’ll just be as bad.  My boss must think I’m not up to the job.

Consequences: 

You turn down appointments to speak and therefore let your fear get the better of
you.  If you speak again you are very nervous and apprehensive and therefore much more likely to make mistakes.

Disputation:    

I haven’t had much experience of giving presentations.  That was only my third.
The head of department spoke for less time as well and no-one was bothering about it.  A number  of people asked me questions and were interested in what I was saying.  Kevin even said he liked my slides and he isn’t one to say positive things to people.  I might not have been that fluent but I was ok and if I can conquer my nerves I should be better next time.

There are 4 different ways to make your disputations convincing:

Evidence – shows that the negative beliefs are factually incorrect. Most negative beliefs are overreactions. So ask ‘what is the evidence for this belief?’  (This is not just about affirmations or repeating positive statements it is about employing logical arguments.)

Alternatives ask yourself if there are alternative ways to look at the problem which are less damaging to yourself. Focus in particular on causes which are changeable (e.i. you were tired), the specific (e.i. only this instance), and the non personal (other people’s contribution to the problem).

Implications – even if you still take a negative view of what you have done you can still decatastrophize. E.I. even if you did put your foot in it at the interview and didn’t get this job what are the implications for other jobs or the rest of your life? [You are not defined by failure, success is on the horizon.]

Usefulness – question the usefulness of your belief. It can be helpful here to realize that even negative situations can in the long run work out well. We can also realize that some of our beliefs about the world (e.i. that it should be fair) though laudable lead us to be unduly negative. [Think: “Everything turns out as it out to be for the better good.”]

 

Source: http://www.centreforconfidence.co.uk/pp/techniques.php?p=c2lkPTQmdGlkPTMmaWQ9NjY=

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Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

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The Best Of The Best In Anger Management & Emotional Intelligence

FOCUS – A KEY TO SELF CONTROL

FOCUS – Is one of the keys to self control and improved Social Intelligence.

Richard Taylor of Atlanta Anger Management uses the Anderson and Anderson Contrasting Wheels of Behavior to help clients move quickly into more positive constructive relationship patterns.

Today we look at FOCUS or Paying Attention with Awareness.

Is your mind wandering?

The Practice

Pay attention.

Why?

Moment to moment, the flows of thoughts and feelings, sensations and desires, and conscious and unconscious processes sculpt your nervous system like water gradually carving furrows and eventually gullies on a hillside. Your brain is continually changing its structure. The only question is: Is it for better or worse?

In particular, because of what’s called “experience-dependent neuroplasticity,” whatever you hold in attention has a special power to change your brain. Attention is like a combination spotlight and vacuum cleaner: it illuminates what it rests upon and then sucks it into your brain – and your self.

Therefore, controlling your attention – becoming more able to place it where you want it and keep it there, and more able to pull it away from what’s bothersome or pointless (such as looping again and again through anxious preoccupations, mental grumbling, or self-criticism) – is the foundation of changing your brain, and thus your life, for the better.

As the great psychologist, William James, wrote over a century ago: “The education of attention would be the education par excellence.”

But to gain better control of attention – to become more mindful and more able to concentrate – we need to overcome a few challenges. In order to survive, our ancestors evolved to be stimulation-hungry and easily distracted, continually scanning their interior and their environment for opportunities and threats, carrots and sticks. There is also a natural range of temperament, from focused and cautious “turtles” to distractible and adventuresome “jackrabbits.” Upsetting experiences – especially traumatic ones – train the brain to be vigilant, with attention skittering from one thing to another. And modern culture makes us accustomed to an intense incoming fire hose of stimuli, so anything less – like the sensations of simply breathing – can feel unrewarding, boring, or frustrating.

To overcome these challenges, it’s useful to cultivate some neural factors of attention – in effect, getting your brain on your side to help you get a better grip on this spotlight/vacuum cleaner.

How?

You can use one or more of the seven factors below at the start of any deliberate focusing of attention – from keeping your head in a dull business meeting to contemplative practices such as meditation or prayer – and then let them move to the background as you shift into whatever the activity is.

You can also draw upon one or more during the activity if your attention is flagging. They are listed in an order that makes sense to me, but you can vary the sequence. (There’s more information about attention, mindfulness, concentration, and contemplative absorption inBuddha’s Brain.)

7 Things To Help Keep Focus:

1.  Set the intention to sustain your attention, to be mindful. You can do this both top-down, by giving yourself a gentle instruction to be attentive, and bottom-up, by opening to the sense in your body of what mindfulness feels like.

2.  Relax. Use Conscious Breathing. For example, take several exhalations that are twice as long as your inhalations. This stimulates the calming, centering parasympathetic nervous system and settles down the fight-or-flight stress-response sympathetic nervous system that jiggles the spotlight of attention this way and that, looking for carrots and sticks.

3.  Without straining at it, think of things that help you feel cared about – that you matter to someone, that you belong in a relationship or group, that you are seen and appreciated, or even cherished and loved. It’s OK if the relationship isn’t perfect, or that you bring to mind people from the past, or pets, or spiritual beings. You could also get a sense of your own goodwill for others, your own compassion, kindness, and love. Warming up the heart in this way helps you feel protected, and it brings a rewarding juiciness to the moment – which support #4 and #5 below.

4.  Think of things that help you feel safer, and thus more able to rest attention on your activities, rather than vigilantly scanning. Notice that you are likely in a relatively safe setting, with resources inside you to cope with whatever life brings. Let go of any unreasonable anxiety, any unnecessary guarding or bracing.

5.  Gently encourage some positive feelings, even mild or subtle ones. For example, think of something you feel glad about or grateful for; go-to’s for me include my kids, Yosemite, and just being alive. Open as you can to an underlying sense of well-being that may nonetheless contain some struggles or pain. The sense of pleasure or reward in positive emotions increases the neurotransmitter, dopamine, which closes a kind of gate in the neural substrates of working memory, thus keeping out any “barbarians,” any invasive distractions.

6.  Get a sense of the body as a whole, its many sensations appearing together each moment in the boundless space of awareness. This sense of things as a unified gestalt, perceived within a large and panoramic perspective, activates networks on the sides of the brain (especially the right – for right-handed people) that support sustained mindfulness. And it de-activates the networks along the midline of the brain that we use when we’re lost in thought.

7.  For 10-20-30 seconds in a row, stay with whatever positive experiences you’re having or lessons you’re learning. Since “neurons that fire together, wire together,” this savoring and registering helps weave the fruits of your attentive efforts into the fabric of your brain and your self. [You change.]

by

Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
25 Mitchell Blvd.
San Rafael, California 94903

Used With Permission

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE & ANGER MANAGEMENT go hand in hand.
First Step: Self Awareness
Second Step: Self Control
Third Step: Social Intelligence & Awareness
Fourth Step: Relationship Management

FOCUS – Using Mindful Attention To What We Are Doing is key to rewire the brain
to become more (slower) responsive then caveman fight, flight, freeze instant reactivity.

My Suggestion:

1. Stop Multi-Tasking when you can.

2. Turn off TV and Radio when you can. Embrace silence.

3. Silence allows us to hear our inner brain (ego) chatter.

4. Catch Negative thoughts. Change them to Positive thoughts. Click -> Change the channel! Called: 3 C’s -> Catch It. Check It. Change It.

5. Linger 10-20-30 seconds on these positive thoughts or experiences to rewire the brain.

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Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management 
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

Linked in:http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardtayloraam

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The Best Of The Best In Anger Management & Emotional Intelligence

SATURDAY ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS IN ATLANTA FOR 12 HOUR OR LONGER PARTICIPANTS

Saturday Anger Management Class In Atlanta for 12 Hour or Longer Participants

Atlanta Anger Management presents Anger Management
Training and Education for Court Ordered Folks needing longer than 8 hours of class time.

First things first. Always check with your referring party to what they will accept to fulfill

the court’s requirement.

  • Many will only accept 8 once a week anger management class. = 8 weeks
  • Many will only accept 12 once a week anger management class. = 12 weeks
  • Many will only accept 16 once a week anger management class. = 16 weeks

For lesser charges or requirements many needing 12 hours or longer are allowed to attend
the Saturday 8 Hour Class and then take this class to finish their court obligation in two visits.

SATURDAY ANGER MANAGEMENT 8 HOUR CLASS INFO

Call Richard at 678-576-1913 for information, explanation, register for a class.

NOTE:

Judges, Solicitor General’s, Probation Officers, Pre-Trial Officers in different counties all have different anger management requirements to fulfill their needs for you. It is your responsibility to check with them and ask questions to what they will accept to fulfill your court requirements.

Some require:

DIRECTIONS:

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

Linked in: http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardtayloraam

A Certified Anderson and Anderson™ Anger Management Provider
The Best Of The Best In Anger Management & Emotional Intelligence

Mr. George Anderson In The News

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Of Atlanta Anger Management, Atlanta, GA.

stays tuned in to the latest news in anger management.

Today Richard’s mentor Mr. George Anderson is followed in an in depth article on Bloomberg.com

Scalpel-Throwing Surgeons Stun Anger Management Pioneer

By Chase Scheinbaum – Aug 2, 2012 5:03 PM ET

George Anderson positioned himself on a stool across the operating table so he could get a good angle on the surgeon’s face. He watched for signs of irritation as the doctor, known for temper tantrums, sewed a valve into a patient’s heart. Then the surgeon’s phone buzzed.

The hospital earlier had called in Anderson, an anger management therapist, to help one of their top doctors — now cursing into his headset — control his bad temper. After the operation, the surgeon removed his latex gloves, threw them on the floor and left the operating room in silence.

“Everyone in the room was stunned,” says Anderson, 73.

Anderson & Anderson, the business Anderson founded 30 years ago in Los Angeles, has trained and certified at least 11,000 anger management specialists. Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT), Halliburton Co. (HAL), United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) and the federal prison system have used his services to ward off lawsuits and dust-ups. So have cops, athletes and business executives. He was even tapped to consult on Anger Management, the 2003 comedy featuring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson.

Last year, for the first time, more than a third of his income came from medical workers. This year he expects to add 125 more of them, sent to him because of their inability to manage the pressures of the job, as well as increased concerns from hospital managers and accrediting agencies about temper tantrums in the medical workplace.

Anderson was among the first of his peers to capitalize on the boom of rageaholic caregivers. It began in earnest in 2009 when the Joint Commission, an independent body that is the largest accreditor of medical programs, mandated that hospitals deal with “disruptive” docs.

[ Richard Note: Mr George Anderson is only one of three authorized by JCAHO
to help ‘Disruptive Physicians’.

See: https://www.andersonservices.com/blog/services/for-disruptive-physicians/  ]

Hospital Anger

A survey published in American Journal of Nursing in 2002, reported that 90 percent of hospital workers, including doctors and nurses, reported “yelling,” “abusive language” as well as “condescension” and “berating colleagues.” A quarter of the 1,200 people surveyed said they witnessed such behavior weekly.

“There isn’t a doctor alive who hasn’t seen it,” says William Norcross, executive director of a program at the University of California at San Diego that uses anger management to treat irascible physicians.

Medical professionals present Anderson with unique challenges. Their hours are brutal, the stakes are high, and the threat of malpractice suits is ever-present. The life-or-death nature of the work wears at steely nerves even on the best days, Anderson says.

“Can you imagine the amount of stress a doctor experiences just by waking up in the morning?” Anderson said.

Stressful Lives

Many doctors work long hours at the expense of family and exercise, which can dissolve tension. One doctor laughed in his face when he suggested she take a vacation. There’s another factor to consider: Since 2010, doctors’ pay has stagnated, with some specialties weathering a 10 percent cut.

Verbal abuse is among the milder transgressions, according to Anderson. “Throwing instruments, like scalpels, is not unusual,” he said. One surgeon flung a tool after being handed the wrong item twice. It struck the ceiling. Another launched a used instrument, hitting a nurse on the shoulder.

The term “anger management” was coined in 1975 by psychologist Raymond Novaco. Anderson, who studied psychotherapy at Harvard Medical School, first wrote his own curriculum in the mid-1990s to treat offenders adjudicated by Los Angeles County courts. Today there are more than 17,000 businesses and individuals in the U.S. certified to offer anger management, many tailored to specific temperaments of various professions.

‘Executive Coaching’

Courses meant for businesspeople are often innocuously billed as “executive coaching” because of the corporate desire for anonymity — a characteristic shared with the medical establishment.

“Physicians are paranoid to have anyone knowing that they received psychotherapy,” Anderson says.

Anderson saw a spike in doctor clients this year after signing a contract with Kaiser Permanente, the California-based managed-care organization that provides health services to almost 9 million people. For some on-site courses, Anderson charges more than $8,000 a session; in his Wilshire Boulevard office in Los Angeles, it’s $5,000. In most cases, hospitals will happily pay to make the rage go away.

To teach clients to defuse a blowup, Anderson has them practice long, slow breaths through their noses and think the word “peace” on inhalation and “release’” on exhalation. In addition, he coaches people to lie down, take a time out and imagine being on a beautiful beach. Or to replace inner dialogue like “I’m such an idiot” or “What a jerk he is!” with a positive statement, such as “Someday we will laugh about this.”

Self-Awareness

Typically, doctors meet with Anderson face-to-face for a total of six hours. After that, they talk on the phone with him twice a month for six months. At the beginning and end of that time, the doctor takes a test on “emotional self-awareness.” He rates himself on a scale from “never” to “always” in response to statements such as “It’s hard for me to smile” and “I care about other people’s feelings.”

Once problem physicians see how low they score on these tests, Anderson says, they surrender to the process. This stands in contrast with business executives; they tend to resist and ask for further evidence that Anderson’s services are really required.

The first thing Anderson tells doctors is that high intelligence is no protection from stupid behavior. It cannot prevent the flubbing of jobs, marriages, or relationships. Meanwhile, Anderson’s workbook, “The Practice of Control,” which he has adapted specifically for doctors, teaches them that anger is as injurious as “smoking a pack of cigarettes each day.”

Motivated Doctors

Based on follow-up calls with hospitals, Anderson says that four-fifths of his doctors have curbed their workplace explosions. Doctors are motivated to rescue their imperiled careers and love lives, he says. “I can’t imagine any other population of clients that does as well.”

By Chase Scheinbaum – Aug 2, 2012 5:03 PM ET

Source:  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-02/scalpel-throwing-surgeons-stun-anger-management-pioneer-health.html

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The Best Of The Best In Anger Management & Emotional Intelligence

Three-Day Live Anger Management Facilitator Training In Atlanta August 10-12, 2012

Three-Day Live Anger Management Facilitator Training In Atlanta August 2012

Presented by Anger Management Guru: George Anderson, BCD, LCSW, CAMF

When: August 10, 11, 12, 2012

Where: Homewood Suites by Hilton – Buckhead

3566 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA
. 30305
404-365-0001

Cost: $1,500 (includes client workbooks, facilitator guide, Motivational Interviewing CDs, Organizational Anger Management and certification)

Anderson & Anderson, the trusted name in anger management, offers certification for both adult and adolescent facilitators. CAADAC, CAADE, CA. Board of Corrections and BBS approve our training for CEU’s.

In addition, this training is Approved TIER 1 for Special Advancement for Achievement for Veterans Administration Social Workers.

The Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Curricula is the only anger management training approved by the state for the training of Probation, Parole and Correctional Officers in California. It is used in Canada, U.S., Bermuda and Italy. Many Indian Nations in the U.S. and Canada use our curriculum.

 

The First day of training will focus on Adolescent Anger Management and will use the Anderson workbook “Controlling Ourselves” as the text. A demonstration and discussion of the BarOn 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessment will be conducted. In addition, a one-hour presentation will be made on Emotional Intelligence.

On the Second day, Adult Anger Management will be examined. A discussion using the Contrasting Wheels of Behavior and “Gaining Control of Ourselves,” in conjunction with experiential exercises and videos, will be used to initiate the participants to this intervention.

The Third day of Training is Organizational Emotional Intelligence/Anger Management. This training is designed to prepare the participant to offer workshops or presentations regarding anger management, civility or emotional intelligence. Ample time will be spent on establishing and marketing a practice in anger Management/Emotional Intelligence.

To enroll in this training, send a check along with your name, address, telephone and email address or simply phone our office and enroll via phone with a credit card. www.andersonservices.com, 310-207-3591.

Anderson & Anderson, the trusted name in anger management, offers certification for both adult and adolescent facilitators. CAADAC, CAADE, CA. Board of Corrections and BBS approve our training for CEU’s.

In addition, this training is Approved TIER 1 for Special Advancement for Achievement for Veterans Administration Social Workers. The Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Curricula is the only anger management training approved by the state for the training of Probation, Parole and Correctional Officers in California. It is used in Canada, U.S., Bermuda and Italy. Many Indian Nations in the U.S. and Canada use our curriculum.

Anger Management Facilitator Certification 2012 Seminar Schedule

Click Link Above For Anger Management Facilitator Certification Schedule Up To Date
Posted On: June 7th, 2012

Los Angeles, CA
Jun 13, 14, & 15, 2012
July 25, 26, & 27, 2012

San Diego, CA
June 21, 22, 23, 2012

Tukwila, WA
July 13, 14, 15, 2012

San Juan, Puerto Rico
August 2, 3, 4, 2012

Atlanta, GA
August 10, 11, 12, 2012

Miami, FL.
September, 14, 15,16,2012

This training is Approved Tier 1 for Special Advancement for
Achievement for Veterans Administration Social Workers.
Call 310-207-3591 to enroll.