About the Institute, Authors, Programs, Workshops and Specialists:

Lynette J. Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V: President
Steve Yeschek, LCSW, CAMS-IV: Vice-President
Glen Cannon, LCPC, CADC, CAMS-IV
JoAnn Darling, B.A., CAMS-II, Business Manager
Ted Griffin, Editor/Writer: Co-author all editions
What is an Anger Management Specialist?

FAQs about the National Anger Management Association Membership and Credentials!
Books: First EditionFifth Edition (2021)Expanded 17 lesson book/workbook (2021)
Evidence-based ProgramsApprovals and benefits.
Workshops, groups and presentations

Anger Management Institute History:
The Anger Management Institute programs and resources are based on the seminars Lynette Hoy began presenting in 1998 to groups and counselors. Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V and Ted Griffin, Editor/writer, co-authored all three editions of the book. The premise of the books, DVDs and courses demonstrate that anger – though often destructive – is a normal emotion and energy which can be transformed into effective behaviors achieving healthy personal and relationship goals. The second and third editions of the book expand into research based skills and are geared for a general audience and community groups. Since 2008 students/clients in classes and groups held in Oak Brook and Cary, Illinois are participating in outcome studies.

The Anger Management Institute is an extension of CounselCare Connection, P.C. and the training company of co-founders: Lynette J. Hoy, NCC, LCPC, and Steve Yeschek, LCSW. This model of anger management is described and widely distributed over the Internet in various newsletter and other online publications and has been extremely well received by hundreds of local, national and international anger management participants. It is currently being used by self-referred clients, court-referred clients, HR referrals, corporate executives, physicians, law enforcement, and others needing qualified anger management services.
Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V and Steve Yeschek, LCSW, CAMS-IV have presented various anger management workshops, training and classes since 2004.
Trainer’s conferences and workshops are offered throughout the year providing CEs for leaders and professionals. All staff agree to abide by the NAMA and AACC ethical codes.

Certificate Programs, Courses and Class benefits:
Approved and endorsed program by National Anger Management Association – qualifying certified trainers as Anger Management Specialist-I or II.
The Anger Management Institute has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors as a CE Provider (#6577) for LPCs, LCPCs. 2-day workshops= 12 CE hours. Online & Home-study DVD courses approved for NBCC and IAODAPCA CEs/CEUs.
Approved by National Association of Social Workers for 12 CEUs for LSWs, LCSWs: #886526264.
Approved by NAADAC (association for addictions professionals) for 12 CEUs (accepts NBCC CE hours).
Approved by IAODAPCA for 13 CEUs – program # 14282 and home-study programs for 12 CEUs – program # 10719 for: Counselor II, Prevention II, Assessor II, MISA I or II, CCJP II, PCGC II, CAAP II, CRSS I or II, MAATP II, CFPP II, CADC, CRADC, CSADC, CAADC.
Approved by Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage & Family Therapist Board for 12 CPEs: Provider #MCST081107.
Approval nationally by courts and judges for court-mandated cases since 2005.
Approved by Cook County District Court and other Chicago-land area courts for court mandated clients.
Listed on the National Anger Management Association directory.
Listed in the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare.

Statement on Evidence-Based Anger Management and the Anger Management Institute

“The Novaco Results: “What’s Good About Anger?”
Seigel M. Bartley, PhD, LPC-S, CAMS-V
January 26, 2015

This summary is based on an analysis of data obtained from individuals who completed the Novaco Anger Scale and Provocation Inventory (NAS-PI) and the, “What’s Good About Anger?” anger management training program.  The NAS-PI is a two-part test designed to “assess anger as a problem of psychological functioning, physical health, and therapeutic changing” (Novaco, 2003). Download and print this report.

Twenty-eight individuals, males and females, took the “What’s Good About Anger?” anger management training program. Their ages ranged from 25 to 61. The individuals were of diverse ethnicity, which included two Asians, one Hispanic, one Native American, three African Americans, and twenty-one Caucasians. Their education levels ranged from high school, to college and master’s degrees. The individuals were given the NAS-PI as a pretest. Following the pretest, the individuals received anger management training using the, “What’s Good About Anger?” program. At the conclusion of the training program the individuals were given the NAS-PI as a posttest. The results are as follows:
The NAS-PI assesses individuals in five categories: Cognition, Arousal, Behavior, Anger Regulation, and Provocation Inventory Score (PI). The participants’ scores for Cognition, Arousal, Behavior, Anger Regulation, and PI-Total T Scores were compared and analyzed for correlations.
The pretest and posttest scores for each participant were analyzed to determine whether they had improved in the five categories after receiving anger management training. The scores of seventy-five percent (75%) of the participants improved in each category after they completed the anger management training. Twenty five percent (25%) of the participants’ scores showed no improvement after the completion of the anger management training. The findings might suggest that twenty five percent (25%) of the participants became defensive (which is possible when an individual is mandated to take anger management training), or took a distorted approach when giving responses on the NAS-PI posttest.
The data analysis of the 28 individuals suggest that anger management training positively affects psychological functioning and physical health. Although care should be exercised when interpreting results from a small sample size, the outcome data from this analysis is encouraging with regards to the positive results garnered from using the “What’s Good About Anger?” program as an evidence-based approach for anger management.

Hoy, L. J. and Griffin, T. (2011). What’s good about anger? Oak Brook, IL: CounselCare Connection Publication
Novaca, R.M. (2003). The Novaco anger scale and provocation inventory. Los Angeles, CA: Western Psychological Services. ”

Lynette J. Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V. Speaking engagements

Mrs. Hoy is the President of the Anger Management Institute. Lynette is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. Lynette is a Diplomate, Supervisor, Consultant & Anger Management Specialist-V with the National Anger Management Association. She was recently granted the designation as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional  by Evergreen Certifications/PESI.com. Lynette is the President of CounselCare Connection, P.C. Mrs. Hoy oversees and publishes all courses and training curriculum for both the Anger Management Institute and CounselCare Connection, P.C. Lynette was designated an Anger Management Specialist-V by the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) granting her the authority to certify Anger Management Trainers & Specialists through NAMA. Mrs. Hoy co-founded CounselCare Connection, an organization providing counseling services and resources for individuals and couples dealing with various issues. Lynette is a Critical Incident Stress Management provider, and a crisis counselor with R3 Continuum providing counseling and debriefing to various individulas/companies.

Mrs. Hoy completed the 15 CE program in Anger Management for counselors offered by the American Counseling Association and the 15 CE course at the Cape Cod Institute: Therapeutic Approaches to Anger by Dr. Ron Potter-Efron.  Mrs. Hoy presents the Anger Management Institute Trainer’s conferences & workshops which have been granted approval in 2006-2017 by NBCC – National Board for Certified Counselors – to award 14 CEs, ACEP Provider 6577.
The 2009 -2024 Trainer & Specialist Certification workshops have been approved for 14 CEUs by IAODAPCA for for licensed addictions professionals and counselors in the state of Illinois.
Co-author of all  editions of What’s Good About Anger? and various combination book/workbooks — Mrs. Hoy has trained thousands of students and clients in anger and conflict management and has certified hundreds of leaders throughout the USA and Canada as Trainers in Anger Management. She has authored various workbooks, training manuals and articles in anger management. Lynette is a Domestic Violence Advocate having taken the approved Domestic Violence 40-Hour Training program with the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network. Lynette writes for the Godly Business Woman, American Association of Christian Counselors and other publications and has been interviewed on various radio programs and televised on Primary Focus. Lynette is a seminar presenter for AACC, Rapha, business, community, church and women’s groups! Lynette and her husband David have one married daughter and recently celebrated their 46th anniversary. Lynette has written for AACC publications and the Christian Women Today’s publications Contact Lynette Hoy for credit card phone orders or counseling services: 630-368-1880 or directly at: 708.341.5438.

JoAnn K. Darling, CAMS-II:

Is the Business Manager for the Anger Management Institute. JoAnn is a Certified Anger Management Specialist-II with the National Anger Management Association. JoAnn brings her expertise as a small business owner, ability to coordinate projects and care for client needs. JoAnn’s background includes administration of professional certifications and providing student assessments at the college level. JoAnn’s responsibilities include business development and coordination of projects for the Anger Management Institute. Contact JoAnn by email for questions about seminars, training and services.

Ted Griffin:

Is the co-author of most Editions of What’s Good About Anger?. He has retired as the Senior Editor of Crossway Books, a division of Good News Publishers. He has authored numerous gospel tracts, including the best-selling You’re Special and is working on several books. He is a seminar presenter, an adult Sunday School teacher and is a member of Calvary Memorial Church where he has served as an elder. He and his wife, Lois (deceased), were married for over 45 years and have two grown children and three grandchildren. Having grown up under an alcoholic father, he has personally struggled with and has extensively studied anger issues.

Steve Yeschek, LCSW, CAMS-IV:

Is an Anger Management Specialist, Diplomate, Supervisor and Consultant with NAMA & the Anger Management Institute. Mr. Yeschek was recently designated an Anger Management Specialist-1V by the National Anger Management Association granting him the authority to certify Anger Management Specialists through NAMA. Steve brings years of expertise and experience in training, coaching and counseling clients and groups in anger, addictions, mood and behavioral disorders and relationships issues.Steve has been the Director of the Chicagoland Rapha Treatment Centers and is an ordained Pastor. Steve is co-founder and Vice-President of CounselCare Connection, P.C. and co-presenter of the anger management Trainer-Specialist certification workshops. He has been trained in coaching and now trains others in coaching skills.

Steve holds membership with the NASW, CAPS and AACC professional counseling organizations. Steve has presented various seminars and classes on crisis counseling & referral, substance abuse, self-worth, shame, codependency, marriage, family, personal growth and relationship topics to Rapha, Sunday School Associations, Cook County Employee Assistance Program, Channel 38 counselors, substance abuse agencies and various other groups and organizations over the years. Steve practices out of the CounselCare Connection, P.C.-Anger Management Institute office location at: 2000 Spring Rd., Suite 603, Oak Brook, IL and the Cornerstone Counseling offices, 2615 Three Oaks Rd., Suite 2A, Cary, IL. Contact Steve Yeschek directly at: 708-732-3527.

Glen Cannon, LCPC, CADC, CAMS-IV:

Mr. Cannon is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor, providing private, outpatient mental health and addiction counseling to individuals, couples and families. He is a NAMA approved Anger Management Specialist-IV. Mr. Cannon specializes in clients with problems with pathological gambling addictions. He also provides training and consultation to therapists and agencies.

Mr. Cannon has served on various quality assurance and behavioral health education committees. He directed the Addiction Counseling Education Department at Montay College in Chicago, IL. He has coordinated and provided education in Addictions at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. Mr. Cannon has an M.S. degree in Psychology with Clinical Emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI. Contact Glen at: 630-888-6027.

Programs, Classes and Courses:

2024 Live Webinars: 
Obtain the National Anger Management Association Certification as an Anger Management Specialist I or II at our September 12-13, 2024 Live webinar on the zoom platform!   Includes CEUs, workshops, Training binder, Leader’s guide and assessment tools! (NAMA certification and membership fee extra). Provides 12 NBCC CE hours, 12 NASW, 13 IAODAPCA, 12 NAADAC CEUs!

Online and DVD Home-study Training Programs:
Obtain certification as an Anger Management Specialist-1 or II by taking the Online Trainer-Specialist Certification Course with video (fastest way). Provides 12 NBCC CE hours, ACEP #6577; and 12 IAODAPCA CEUs or order the DVD home-study program! Our DVD program provides 15 NBCC CE clock hours and 12 IAODAPCA CEUs.

“I wanted to let you know how valuable all your research, tools and resources have been. The groups I am running regarding Anger Management / Coping Skills have been priceless! I really believe that the benefits of your hard work are far reaching, positive and tremendous! Thank you for everything you do and have done to make this curriculum so wonderful, so human, and so powerful. With great respect, Char Richardson, CADC, Illinois”

Anger Management Evaluations: Do you need an anger management evaluation for court or for an employer? We offer office (Chicagoland area), phone and online evaluations by nationally certified anger management specialists. Contact Lynette Hoy, President of the Anger Institute at: 708.341.5438. You can order the Evaluation online in shopping mall. Expanded Anger Management Book and Workbook (2016) for a general readership. Now includes over 16 lessons covering the  best anger management strategies from the fourth edition book; questions and practical scenarios for real life application.

This expanded workbook includes: practical tools, “what if?” real life situations; assertiveness examples; cognitive strategies and positive skills for personal and relational change.  Order the expanded workbook now!
Or order the new 16 week/lesson Leader’s Group Curriculum Can be adapted for 8-12 week groups!

What’s Good About Anger? Putting Your Anger to Work for Good, Third edition, now available as an ebook on Amazon for Kindle or at Barnes and Noble for Nook! Purchase the print version!

Take the  online anger management course and receive your Certificate of Completion in just 3 days! Start now! Read the Foreword!

“Good Morning Lynette: I received the materials last night when I arrived home from work and I just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am with the material I have read so far. I started reading the book and the Trainer’s manual and I was very impressed with the quality of the materials…” Go here to read the rest of this comment.

Want to teach anger management or lead groups? Order one of the Group Anger Management Curriculum for leaders & facilitators.

Confidential Anger Coaching Services

Visit the Anger Management Institute web site: www.whatsgoodaboutanger.com 

Location of Oak Brook Office:

Anger Management Institute
CounselCare Connection, P.C.
1200 Harger Road. Suite 602
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Phone: 630-368-1880
Fax: 630-530-2066