What’s Good About Anger? 16-week Anger Management Certificate Course
Overview and Instructions
Lessons (each lesson equals one hour of course work):
1. Anger: friend or foe?
2. The Process of Anger – its triggers
3. What IS Good About Anger?
4. Defusing Anger by Managing Stress
5. Handling Anger Effectively
6. Anger and Assertiveness
7. Managing Conflict
8. Turn Your Anger into Forgiveness
9. When to Take a Time-Out
10. Plan to Change Your Life by Changing Your Thinking
11. Empathy and Emotional Intelligence
12. Building Successful Relationships
13. Case Study Application
14. Reinterpreting Judgments and Expectations
15. Choosing Behavior Alternatives
16. Assertiveness Skills and The ASERT Approach
17. Dealing With Rage
Are you mandated by a court, employer, school or institution to take an anger management course? This certificate course includes 16 weeks of lessons and assignments based on What’s Good About Anger? with expanded topics, DVD, quizzes, final exam, 1 phone training session (optional for Illinois residents only), recommendations and a completion certificate. Enrollees will be given instructions and access to take this course online and also have the option to complete the course in print. View course outline below.
Many courts and employers throughout the USA have approved our online and home study anger management courses. This program is offered by Lynette J. Hoy, a National Certified Counselor, Marriage and Family Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Lynette is a, Diplomate, Anger Management Supervisor, Consultant and Anger Management Specialist-V with the National Anger Management Association (NAMA). She is a Domestic Violence Advocate and Crisis Counselor. Lynette is the co-author of all editions of What’s Good About Anger?, the author of all the workbooks and training manuals. Mrs. Hoy has trained hundreds of students and clients in anger and conflict management.- certifying and training hundreds of professionals, leaders.
The 16-week course covers the following topics and goals:
In What’s Good About Anger? co-authors Lynette Hoy and Ted Griffin teach how to decrease stress and turn anger into assertiveness, problem-solving, conflict management, empathy and forgiveness! Participants learn to identify the problem, power and process of anger (from annoyance to bitterness or rage); effective examples of “good anger”; and how research-based skills impact anger and can be used for good purposes.
Participants will gain a new perspective on anger, how to prevent flare-ups and how to better manage responses to provoking situations. Chronic anger can be costly – physically, emotionally and relationally. Most people can use their anger in appropriate ways in some situations, and yet can be ineffectual or harmful in other situations. Participation in this anger management course can reduce levels of anger, and help individuals learn ways to direct anger into healthy, effective coping behaviors to stop escalation and to resolve conflicts.
Logging anger, triggering situations and applying new approaches helps individuals to contain and manage anger.
This course is based on the 2021 edition of the What’s Good About Anger? Dealing with Rage book/workbook.
Goals: To reduce levels of anger in provocative situations. To learn effective coping behaviors in order to halt escalation of anger and to resolve conflicts
The What’s Good About Anger? 16-week anger management program employs these major areas and anger control interventions:
- Identifying triggers
- Logging scenarios
- Applying new skills such as: time-outs, prayer
- Addressing issues with assertiveness
- Establishing a plan of action
- Relaxation Techniques
- Learning to negotiate
- Stress Management Skills
- Changing self-talk
- Managing Stress
- Learning to forgive
- Managing Conflict
- Gaining Control Over Emotions
- Building Relationship Skills
- Developing Emotional Intelligence Skills
- Applying Collaboration Skills
- Building Healthy Relationships
- Learning to Problem-solve
- Recognizing and preventing Rage
Dr. Pfeiffer, President of the National Anger Management Association, writes in the Foreword:…
“This new edition offers practical solutions to anger problems in the form of helpful skills, concepts, and techniques to help anyone deal with anger more effectively. The program increases awareness of emotions and discusses emotional intelligence in a positive way. Lynette Hoy has touched all the bases of state-of-the-art anger management solutions doing so in both a scientific and spiritually sensitive manner.
You are in good hands here and as you take this program seriously you will find the benefits of decreased stress, shame, distorted thinking, and also a lessening of anger itself. You will discover the hope that you have “a moment” to make a choice between either destructive “punishing” or creative problem solving. We can grow! We can develop to higher levels of consciousness.”