Anger Management Essentials

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Author Anita Avedian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Beverly Hills, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks and Glendale, California. She graduated with her M.S. in Educational Psychology and completed two certifications including Employee Assistance Program and Human Resources from California State University of Northridge. Her specialties include working with relationships, anger, anxiety, and addictions. Anita is the Director of Anger Management 818, helping both self-referred and court-ordered individuals seek help with their aggression. She has six Centers in the Greater Los Angeles area covering various anger management programs. Anita has authored this program with the help of her staff. Anita Avedian is a National Anger Management Association (NAMA) authorized trainer and supervisor, and offers a certification program to those interested in offering anger management services.

Anita is very involved with the professional community. She is the co-founder of the California Association of Anger Management Providers, which is currently the California Chapter of NAMA. Anita is the Founder of Toastmasters for Mental Health Professionals, and serves on the Board for the Armenian American Mental Health Association, the San Fernando Valley Chapter of Employee Assistance Professional Association, and she served on the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists for many years.

Anger Management Essentials

A Workbook for People to Manage their Aggression

Authored by Anita Avedian LMFT
Edition: 1

Anger Management Essentials is a workbook to help people with anger issues to manage their aggressive behavior. While anger is a normal emotion, aggressive behavior is what we really want to manage since it is often emotionally or physically harmful. Why do we call it an anger management program and not aggressive management? We do so because people know to look for anger management - since the phrase has become widely recognized in our culture. Though the material in this book is best used with a certified anger management counselor, most of the worksheets are self-explanatory, and thus could be used as a self-help workbook.

Many people have the misperception that an anger management program is for very angry people - ones who punch holes through walls or break items, and get into fits of rage. What may come as a surprise, however, is that anger management is helpful for many people, since we all experience moments of irritability and frustration. Additionally, anger management includes effective communication and active listening skills, both which can be used in every day life.

The author, Anita Avedian, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, had a vision to design an anger management program that could be customized for every reader, focusing primarily on the areas where improvement in dealing with anger is most needed. Ms. Avedian is an authorized trainer and supervisor with the National Anger Management Association (NAMA). She has been facilitating anger management groups and individual sessions for over 15 years. Having worked with court-ordered, probation-required, partner-recommended, work-required, and self-referred individuals, she has designed a program that is helpful in these varied situations. Most anger management programs are designed to last 26 weeks, however this book provides ample tools and skills to be structured into a course up to 52 weeks long, consistent with some court orders. The content can be personalized to suit your individual needs.

The workbook covers areas that both directly and indirectly impact one's anger. Stress Management, for example, is a key focus since the more stressors one has, the more likely one is to become angry. Another area covered in the workbook is Emotional Intelligence, due to the high correlation between lower emotional intelligence levels and a greater number of angry episodes. Other topics include Communication and Listening Skills, Developing Healthy Relationships and Boundaries, as well as Letting Go and Forgiveness.

Anger Management Essentials is for those interested in managing aggressive behavior, and living a more fulfilling and peaceful life.

Publication Date:
0615964001 / 9780615964003
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Self-Help / Self-Management / Anger Management

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