September 20, 2014

Since 2003, the AJ Novick Group, Inc. has been offering high quality and effective programs in the field of stress and anger management as well as a variety of online programs.  We are an ideal resource for consumers as well as corporations and human resource staff needing to take an approved and accepted program. We offer live anger management classesonline anger management classes, home study courses, accelerated anger management workshopsexecutive coaching for employees, on-site workplace trainings and programs, classes for disruptive physicians, as well as a wide range of certification training for facilitators.  We also offer programs for Professional Sports and large venues through our Fan Conduct Class, which addresses issues related to fan safety, disruptive behavior and alcohol awareness. Other online classes include programs in drug and alcohol awareness, theft education, sexual harassment and parenting. Our programs are designed for business professionals, court ordered clients and those seeking personal growth.

Our organization offers anger management classes for adults, adolescents, corporate executives and managers, disruptive physicians and hospital staff, couples, families and individuals. We offer both group classes, individual sessions, and executive coaching as well as on-site workplace programs.  We also offer one of the leading facilitator certification training programs in anger management in the country in association with Century Anger management. pic_footprints.jpgCentury Anger Management has trained hundreds of providers throughout the United States and abroad.  

About our programs: 
We are the co-founders of the Century Anger Management model of intervention. This renown and well recognized, "8 Tool Model Approach"  includes teaching skills in: assertive communication, improving judgment and impulse control, stress management, empathy and emotional awareness, expectation management, improving self-talk,  forgiveness, learning to respond instead of react, and anger control techniques. Our programs are an excellent method for team building, improving relationships, and increasing interpersonal skills.  All anger management classes and corporate coaching include client workbooks, pre and post assessments, and a guaranteed enjoyable, didactic, and engaging experience.  Our model uses numerous evidence based, empirically validated techniques, and is the most expansive anger management curriculum available.  We are a probation and court approved anger management class provider.  Assessments are available at our office or online.  Please contact our office to sign up.

This Month's Featured Programs and News: 

ABC news 20/20 interviews Dr. Ari Novick on their investigation about why neighbors behave badly.  

USA Today features Dr. Novick's Fan Conduct programs for the National Football League (NFL).  Dr. Novick, in collaboration with the NFL has developed a cutting edge way of addressing fan safety through online education at Fan Conduct Class.

Anger Management Classes
Anger management classes are an ideal way to learn skills to improve relationships in a variety of contexts.  Anger management classes are often taken to increase empathy, decrease stress, and improve communication and listening skills.  Our anger management classes are frequently sought out by corporate executives, individuals and families as well as those requested by the court or as part of a probation requirement.  Our anger management courses are skill building, educational and use validated, evidence based techniques.  Anger management classes can be a cost savings as well as help improve relationships.  Start today!  All anger management classes are court accepted and approved.  Certificate of completion awarded.

Online Classes
Finding and/or attending an anger management, parenting, alcohol awareness or theft education class can sometimes be difficult due to a busy work schedule or family and life commitments.  In addition to our live programs, we also offer the most sophisticated, user-friendly, trusted online classes by a truested leader in the field.  There are several online classes to choose from including, 8, 12, 16 and 26 hour programs. They all be taken from the privacy of ones home or office and available from any Internet based computer 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.  A certificate of completion is awarded at the end of each program. Our courses are based on the same highly effective curriculum used in our live programs but in an online format.  We offer courses for consumers as well as corporate packages for human resource professionals. Our online a programs are the industry standard for distance learning education in each area. Accepted and used throughout the United States, Australia, England and Canada.  Learn More.

We have helped corporations and governmental agencies, such as Chevron-Phillips, Raytheon, Mission Hospital, Southern California Edison, Toshiba, United States Airforce, Toyota Motor Corporation, Verizon Communication, and many others.  Click here for a partial client list.

Our curriculum has been approved for use by Probation Departments, Courts, major corporations,  hospitals, law offices and many governmental agencies.  It is also been approved for use by the  California State Board of Corrections, California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Texas Board for Certification of Addiction Specialists, CAADAC, CAADE, NAADAC, for continuing education requirements.  Our model uses numerous evidence based, empirically validated techniques, and is the most expansive anger management curriculum available.


Benefits of Anger Management classes or Corporate Coaching Sessions include:

  • Learn to recognize anger and change behavior before it damages or impacts relationships with others
  • Learn how to improve judgment and impulse control as well as manage stress and anger more effectively
  • Experience less conflict with teachers, parents, family members, co-workers and corporate management
  • Learn skills to increase your optimism, positive self-talk, and attitude
  • Improve communications skills in such a way that others appropriately understand your feelings and needs
  • Gain skills in stress management to better cope with life's challenges and the impact of others.
  • Learn to take control of your own behavior rather than blaming others for "making" you do things
  • Improve skills in empathy and social awareness to decrease anger and improve relationships
  • Improve workplace communication, reduce instances of aggression, gain skills in teamwork and leadership
  • Gain skills in forgiveness as well as how to more accurately manage expectations
  • Accepted by Businesses, Schools, Court, Juvenile and Adult Probation, Youth Diversion, Corrections, and volunteer clients
  • Our model uses numerous evidence based, empirically validated techniques, and is the most expansive anger management curriculum available.

Anger Management Class Schedule

Laguna Beach - January 1st, 2014 -- December 31st, 2014 New Dates and Days!
We recommend a minimum of 10 sessions for voluntary, HR, couples, and business referrals.  We offer 10, 12, 22, 26 and 52 week classes in anger management and parenting for court or probation ordered or mandated clients AND self-referrals. All participants will receive unlimited progress reports and a "Certificate of Completion".  All classes are open ended and participants can begin at any time! 
Classes are held at 333 3rd Street, Suite 4, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.  Phone us at (949) 715-2694.  We are an O.C. Probation Approved Provider.

 

Adolescent Group
Thursdays
5:00pm-6:00pm
Adult Group
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:00pm-7:00pm
Accelerated Adult Anger Management Workshop
Saturday, September 20, 2014
1:00pm-5:00pm
(Includes Materials)
Saturday, October 18, 2014
1:00pm-5:00pm
(Includes Materials)
Saturday, November 15, 2014
1:00pm-5:00pm
(Includes Materials)
Individuals
Call for Appointment
Couples & Families
Call for Appointment
Executive Coaching
Call for Appointment
Home Study Program
Click here for details
Online Anger Class
Visit Anger Class Online for details. New Online Anger Class

To register please call (949) 715-2694.

Recent Updates:

City of Orange County, Network of Care lists AJ Novick Group
Find us on the Mental/Behavioral Health website here

Men's Fitness Interviews Dr. Ari Novick in the Leisure Section on Stress Management

The story focuses on 15 core tips for better managing stress.  Read more here
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New Phone and Skype DUI, Alcohol and Drug Evaluations
We are pleased to annouce that you can complete your DUI, Drug or Alcohol Assessment anytime from any location in the U.S.

MSMBC Show "Caught on Camera" Interviews Dr. Novick for their 100th Episode
The show featured Dr. Novick giving expert advice about a variety of amazing angry episodes caught on camera.  Learn more here

San Jose Mercury News Talks to Ari Novick About the 49ers
Anger management expert, Dr. Ari Novick was interviewed about his personal experiences attending 49er games in the 80's as well as his work with the NFL to improve the game day experience.  Click here for the full story.

Refinery29 Interviews Dr. Novick on Holiday Stress Manaagement
Dr. Novick talks about stress management and holidays.  Read more.

Men's Fitness Magazine Interviews Dr. Novick -October 2012 Issue on News Stands

The article is on page 36, titled "Fists of Fury".   Dr. Novick dispells some of the myths about common stress management practices.

Chill Magazine Online Interviews Dr. Novick on Performance Stress for Olympic Athletes
Managing stress is never easy, and for Olympic athletes, gaining skills in stress management is even more important, Read More.

ESPN Interviews Dr. Ari Novick
, "The NFL is Getting Serious About Fan Conduct"
Dr. Novick is interviewed regarding his relationship with the NFL and how his companies "Fan Conduct Class" will be helping unruly football fans curb behavior.  Read more

BeautyLish.com Interviews Dr. Ari Novick
The feature entitled, "Is Stress Ruining Your Beauty Routine?" features Dr. Novick as their stress management expert.  Read more

Fox Sports News Interviews Dr. Ari Novick

Dr. Ari Novick was interviewed on Fox Sports news regarding his relationship with the NFL and ways to manage stress during the Olymipics.  See the full story online here

USA Today Writes Story on Dr. Ari Novick's Fan Conduct Classes

Dr. Ari Novick was recently interviewed by USA Today regarding his collaboration with the National Football League (NFL) in addressing fan safety issues.

AJ Novick Group, Inc. and Century Anger Management are Contracted by the U.S. Marine Corps.
The United States Marine Corps Family Advocacy Program has selected the AJ Novick Group, Inc. and Century Anger Management to provide anger management training and materials through all military installations throughout the U.S.  This new program will be rolling out in the coming months.

Dr. Novick will be Making a Presenation at Pepperdine University

On October 20th at 6:30pm, Dr. Ari Novick will be making a 2 hour presentation to the graduate students at Pepperdine University.  His topic will be "Anger Management for Clinicians: A Practical Approach".

CBS News Interviews Anger Expert, Dr. Ari Novick on Workplace Anger

Dr. Ari Novick was interviewed recently by CBS coorespondant Michele Tafoya on the radio for his expertise in workplace anger management. To listen to the broadcast, click here

CNN News Features Anger Management Expert, Dr. Ari Novick
Dr. Ari Novick was featured on CNN’s network show Issues with Jane Valez-Mitchell as their anger management panel expert covering the recent Jet Blue incident involving the airline flight attendant who lost his cool. 

Google Selects AJ Novick Group, Inc. / Anger Class Online as Favorite
The AJ Novick Group, Inc / Anger Class Online is selected by Google as a user "Favorite Place" due to the popularity of our website, products and services.  We are one of less than 250k business nationwide to receive this recognition, which is less than 1% of all U.S. businesses.  We received a special decal that only Google selected businesses receive that will be placed on our office door.  This decal has a bar code which clients can scan to see reviews and get more information on our programs.

Free Online Anger Management Assessment
The AJ Novick Group has recently released a new completely free, online anger management assessment tool that anyone can take to evaluate if they have a problem with anger.  This quick and easy evaluation will make brief recommendations and guide the client as to whether an anger management class would be recommended based on their responses.

Dr. Novick Approved as new staff writer for Lance Armstong's LiveStrong.com

Dr. Ari Novick was recently approved as a free lance writer for the health section of LiveStrong.com.  A health site developed by famous gold medalist Lance Armstrong.  Dr. Novick will be contributing articles related to anger management and stress management.  Visit their website for detailes at www.livestrong.com

VH1 Reality show Chooses AJ Novick Group, Inc. as Anger Management Resource
The AJ Novick Group, Inc. was recently chosen to provide anger management classes and training for VH1.  The network will be sending participants of their show to our programs in an effort to help improve their anger response and impulse control as well as help improve their coping skills to handle stress.  Information on our anger management classes or online anger management classes can be found on our website or by calling 949 715-2694

Dr. Novick Selected to Provide Disruptive Physician Coaching for Local Hospital

Dr. Novick was recently contracted by a local hospital well being committee to provide coaching for a "disruptive physician".  After a careful review of our credentials and curriculum, Dr. Novick was selected to provide a pre/post assessment,  12 individual coaching sessions off site, as well as 3, 6, 9, and 12 month follow up meetings to monitor the progress of the doctor.  For more information about ourDisruptive Physician Programs contact our office at 949 715-2694

Dr. Novick Featured on Blog Talk Radio New York
Dr. Novick was a guest speaker on Blog Talk Radio: Youth Empowered on January 25th.  To listen to the broadcast click here.  The segment featured Dr. Novicks views on how anger affects teens and their families and what they can do about it and how anger management courses or coaching can help.

Anger Management Classes for Couples

Dr. Novick provides an excellent opportunity for couples to experience the benefit of anger management training by attending group sessions together or by scheduling a private session. Participants can expect to learn skills to improve their relationship and deepen their understanding of one another.  Group classes meet every week on Tuesday or Thursday at 6pm and private sessions can be arranged by calling (949) 715-2694 

New Program for Disruptive Physicians and Hospital Staff
The AJ Novick Group, Inc. has long been a leader in the field of anger management.  They have now recently released a new program specifically to meet the needs of the new JCAHO standards that went into effect January 1st, 2009 for disruptive physicians. What is unique about our approach is the ability to been seen in a variety of formats, either group, one/one, on site, off site or in seminar format.  Contact our office to learn more. 949 715-2694

Dr. Novick to Make Two New Presentations to O.C. Court and Pepperdine University
In the coming weeks, Dr. Ari Novick will be making two presentations.  The first is to O.C. Drug Court on the topic of anger management classes and related interventions.  The second presentation will be to Pepperdine University on the building of a successful private practice and mental health business.  Dr. Novick was chosen due to his expertise and success in the field of both mental health and anger management. 

Anger Management Classes for Court, Business, Self Improvement

The AJ Novick Group is a global leader of providing the highest quality anger management classes and courses to the general public, business and industry and governmental agencies.  All group classes include assessment, client workbooks, and approved curriculum.  Participants can be seen in a group setting, one on one coaching, or through our proven online anger management class format.  Whether you are a HR professional seeking employee assistance, an individual client or business professional, we have a program that is right for you!

Corporations and the General Public Embrace Anger Management
In recent weeks the AJ Novick Group has been contacted by several large corporations and two major universities to provide anger management training to their employees.  For information on live on-site corporate training or online corporate anger management classes contact our office.  For individuals that would like or need to take an anger management course for a court order or for personal growth we offer world class in person weekly anger classes or online anger management classes.

Anger Management Assessment and Evaluations now Available!
The AJ Novick Group is now providing their in person anger management assessment and evaluations online! Anger management assessments are often helpful in determining if an anger management class should be taken as well as which areas a person needs to focus their efforts on to improve.  Our anger management assessment is an educationally based questionnaire which can be taken from any location in the U.S. and is then evaluated and scored by Dr. Novick.  Dr. Novick will then provide a write up explaining the results and make recommendations on whether or not an anger management class would be appropriate.

Dr. Novick Selected as Expert Presenter at Correctional Education Conference

Dr. Novick was selected to speak at the Annual conference for the Correctional Education Association .  He was selected due to his expertise in teaching effective anger management classes as well as co-developing one of the leading models of anger management intervention and certification.  Dr. Novick will be presenting on the fundamentals of anger management.  This 1 1/2 hour presentation will focus on key intervention strategies as well as the format and structure of creating a quality anger management program. 

About our Anger Management Classes

What happens in our Anger Management Class?
We offer two evening anger management classes during the work week for adults.  There is a class on Monday and another class on Tuesday.  Starting in May of 2008, our Monday class will be meeting on Thursdays instead. Each adult anger management class meets at 6:00pm.  Our adolescent anger management class meets on Tuesdays at 5:00pm.

It is recommended that you attend weekly, and one can participate in either class, but not both classes the same week.  Our anger management classes usually have about six to ten participants and it is a mixed gender class.  Our anger management classes are also open ended.  This means we have clients begin and end their program at different times.  The advantage to an open ended class is that one does not have to wait for a new program to begin, rather, one can start any time.  Each week we cover a different skill from our client workbook, "Anger Management for the Twenty-First Century" covering the 8 tools of anger control.  Our participants find our classes to be a great learning experience, and also  much more fun and interesting than they ever imagined!  If you or a loved one is struggling with anger, or you need to take an anger management class for as a requirement of the court or employer, we urge you to try out one of our programs.  We are confident you will be pleased with the results.  We also offer a variety of weekend workshops that are four hours in length.  For details on these classes, click here.

Why are Anger Management Classes so important?
Our anger management classes are based on an educational model for teaching people how to change their thinking and behavior.  Anger management classes are meant to be a skill building, educational, instructional, and tangible way of learning concrete skills. Our expectation is that after every class participants will leave feeling like they've learned a new skill to better improve their relationships with family members, co-workers, friends, significant others', and those they care about. 

Anger management classes are not group psychotherapy or "anger management therapy".  While we believe their can be tremendous value in group psychotherapy, our anger management classes are designed and structured completely differently and therefore are not considered psychotherapy.  All participants are required to use and bring with them to class our highly acclaimed client workbook, "Anger Management for the Twenty-first Century".  The use of a client workbook for our anger management classes makes us unique because so few programs actually use a structured approach to anger management.  Second, we offer pre and post assessments for our anger management participants.  This will help to better understand your personal strengths and weaknesses, so that the focus of work in anger management is clear and predictable.  Anger management classes improve important life skills which can help further achieve business and personal goals.  We are so confident in the quality of our anger management classes that we invite any potential participant to "sit in" free of charge for their first session.  So what are you waiting for?  Get started on improving yourself and your relationships before it's too late!

We also offer court approved anger management classes for those that have a court or probation requirement.  Class duration will depend on the length requested by the judge or probation, but typical anger management requirements tend to be for either 10, 12, 16, 26 or 52 classes.

What if I don't want to participate in a group, can I come individually instead?
The answer to this question is yes.  Some people prefer a more one/one experience of anger management, which is often called anger management coaching or executive coaching for anger management.  For more information either click on the highlighted link or call our office, 949 715-2694.

Our anger management classes are ideal for couples, individuals, business professionals, court referrals, and those seeking to improve skills in stress and anger management.  Most of us know that anger can ruin relationships.  Why wait until your anger has destroyed a meaningful relationship?  Get the help you need today. 

Approvals

Ari Novick, Ph.D. is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified anger management provider for both adults and adolescents. The AJ Novick Group is approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a continuing education provider in the state of California (BBS PCE #3128).  The AJ Novick Group is also approved by the Orange County Probation Department to offer anger management for both adults and adolescents in Orange County.   Professional Certification Training, offered by Century Anger Management is approved by California Board of Behavioral Sciences for continuing education requirements, CAADAC (1N-06-745-0108) and CAADE (CP-10704C110).  Dr. Novick is past adjunct professor of psychology at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology.  The AJ Novick Group is an approved and verified member of the BBB with an A+ rating.

About the AJ Novick Group

The AJ Novick Group is a leading provider of Stress and Anger Management. The AJ Novick Group offers anger management classes in our southern California office for both adults and adolescents. We also offer a variety of corporate trainings to teach your management staff and employees skills in effective communication, problem solving, negotiating, conflict resolution, forgiveness, stress management, empathy, and how to have better judgment and impulse control. The AJ Novick Group is proud to offer a variety of home study classes for both adolescents and adults to accommodate busy schedules. We also offer accelerated classes on the weekends for both adults and adolescents. The AJ Novick Group can accommodate court ordered (mandated) clients as well as voluntary individuals, business professionals, couples, families and adolescents.

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