The AJ Novick Group offers Anger Management Classes using our approved curriculum, "Anger Management for the Twenty-first Century". Our classes will teach participants effective communication and listening techniques, skills in stress management, empathy development, judgment and impulse control, anger reduction techniques skills in self-talk and forgiveness, and much more.
Our classes are designed for people who need to learn how to control their anger in a more productive and effective way. Our anger management classes are ideal for self-referrals, corporate clients, business professionals; court referred clients, individuals, physicians and nurses, adolescents, couples and families as well as those interested in improving relationships with others. Our classes are based on the Century Anger Management model of intervention which is a cognitive-behavioral and psycho-educationally based model using eight key tools to anger control.
Over the last decade, we have seen a major increase in the need for anger and civility training. Anger can have long lasting and damaging affects on relationships we value most. As the world has become increasingly more difficult and stressful we recognize the need for anger and stress management resources. The AJ Novick Group is proud to offer high quality programs for those in need of this intervention. We offer weekly classes during the week as well as accelerated classes on most Saturdays. Please check our schedule or give us a call to find out when our next accelerated class is offered. Accelerated classes are generally 4 hours in length. Feel free to download our flyer and print it out
Anger management classes are meant to be a self-growth and life enhancing experience. Our anger management classes are designed to be upbeat, interactive, and a wonderful and engaging learning experience. All classes are taught by experienced educators with doctoral level backgrounds. We pride ourselves in being a leader in the field of anger management as well as offering one of the most top notch programs in the world. Come and join one of our anger management classes and see for yourself what anger management is all about. You may be surprised at how much you learn and how enjoyable the class experience is for you. If you would like to speak to a live person, please contact Dr. Ari Novick at (949) 715-2694.
Anger Management Classes for Court referrals, Business, Family, Couples or volunteer clients.
The cost of weekly classes is as follows: Each class is $35.00. Enrollment fee is $50.00. Comprehensive client workbook is $30.00. Classes are open ended, so you can start anytime! Please contact us for more information.
We also offer a 4-hour accelerated Saturday class for $175.00 (see schedule below) as well as a variety of home study anger management class options and online anger management classes. We accept cash, business checks, or pay by credit card Online.
Anger Management Class Schedule
Laguna Beach - January 1st, 2019 -- December 31st, 2019 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. 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 were approved by the O.C. Probation Department in 2004.
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Who Needs Anger Management?
Many people need anger management; in fact, there is increasing evidence that anger is a root cause of many other human problems such as certain health problems, marital dysfunction, family conflict, workplace disruptions, aggressive driving, alcohol, drug relapse and domestic violence. Some people refer themselves to our classes as a direct result of their own upsetting behavior, which they have decided to change. Others are referred due to a precipitating event such as a relationship breakup or disruption with a co-worker in which anger management participation is a condition for reconciliation. Other categories of referrals to our programs are people who are sent through their attorneys, the court system, their therapist, their employer, or family members. Frequent precipitating events of people in this category include aggression or verbal assault toward a spouse or other family member, a blow-up or inappropriate display of anger in the workplace either toward other employees or toward customers, an anger-based driving violation, or fighting. If referred by the court, a specific number of hours are usually required, which may vary from as few as ten weeks to as many as 52 weeks. Workplace and self-referrals usually rely on the judgment of the program director as to number of classes required.
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 Tuesday and another class on Thursday. Each anger management class meets at 6:00pm. Our adolescent anger management class meets on Tuesdays at 5:00pm.
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.
What is covered in your Anger Management Classes?
Our group anger management classes are typically 10 weeks long but can be adjusted to more sessions for those that need them up to 52 weeks. Anger Management classes are open ended. This means there is no specific start date or end date. You may begin class anytime you wish! Every participant in class will use a client workbook. Our workbook is the acclaimed, "Anger Management in the Twenty-first Century" by Ari Novick, Ph.D. and Tony Fiore, Ph.D. Our model is a cognitive behavioral and psycho-educational approach to working with anger related issues and problems. Unlike a psychotherapy group, our anger management classes will focus on a different skill or tool each week. Each of these tools is from our client workbook and participants will be required to either read or follow along during class. The classes are meant to be a fun, engaging, didactic learning experience. We will typically discuss and practice a new skill on a weekly basis and clients will be asked to practice these skills as homework assignments. Skills covered in the classes include:
- Communication and Listening
- Stress Management
- Empathy and Emotional Intelligence
- How to have better judgment and impulse control
- Learn to Respond instead of React
- Learning to retreat and think things over
- Expectation management
- Improve self-talk and optimistic thinking
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.
Anger Management Classes- Frequently Asked Questions?
What are Anger Management Classes?
Anger management classes are educational courses aimed at teaching skills to help change ones thinking and behavior. At the AJ Novick Group, we use a highly structured approach using our world class curriculum, “Anger Management for the Twenty-first Century”. Anger management classes are taught on a weekly basis and typically last from 1 to 2 hours in duration. It is recommended that participants attend weekly and not miss classes. Each week, participants will learn a new skill and are taught these skills from the client workbooks used in the course. Our anger management classes can range from as short as 10 weeks and as long as 52 weeks to complete, depending on your requirements and reasons for attending. Most voluntary participants attend 10 weekly classes. Our anger management classes are fun, engaging, upbeat and meant to be a positive learning experience. All anger management participants will receive an assessment prior to beginning their anger management classes as well as when they complete their program.
Who should take Anger Management Classes?
Anger management classes should be taken by anyone who feels their anger has caused problems in relationships with others. Classes are sometimes mandated as part of a court order or legal requirement or at the request of ones employer. In general we recommend that anyone who would like to improve their interpersonal skills in communication, listening, judgment and impulse control, forgiveness, managing expectations, changing self-talk, improving optimism, and learning to be more emphatic should take an anger management class.
What is the difference between Anger Management classes and individual counseling?
Anger management classes are a class held in a group setting. They are not “group psychotherapy” sessions, but rather educational classes with the intent of teaching a specific skill(s). Individual counseling is usually not considered anger management but rather psychotherapy, so consumers should be aware of the difference. Anger management coaching on the other hand, is probably a good choice if you would like to take an anger management class but would like to do it on a one on one basis with the instructor rather than in a class setting. The approach is also very popular and lends to greater flexibility on session times and hours.
What are the different methods of taking an Anger Management Class?
As stated above, anger management classes can be taken in a group format on a weekly basis or on an individual basis, often referred to as anger management coaching. Anger management classes are also offered by the AJ Novick Group through the form of Home Study Programs and Online Anger Management Classes. Home study Anger Management classes offer the same content as our live weekly classes but in printed form and the materials are mailed to the participant to take the course at their own pace. Our online anger management classes are an innovative approach to learning skills in anger management and the courses can be taken completely online. There are no printed materials and all information is presented through our exclusive online classroom.
How do I know if Anger Management Classes are going to help?
There are several studies that show the effectiveness of anger management but most of these studies focus on inmate populations and not the general public. In a recent survey given by our Agency to several hundred participants almost 96% of them stated they felt the anger management classes helped them improve their behavior and their relationships. The main criteria for our anger management classes to be effective are ones motivation to change. If there is little to no motivation to change, one will likely not benefit from taking any of our anger management classes or programs. If the participant recognizes that their behavior is problematic and they are seeking to learn how to improve it, our experience has been that anger management classes will help. Almost all of our interventions use evidenced based, empirically validated approaches.
How do I know if I have an “Anger Problem”?
The answer to this question could be rather long, but in short there are several ways to figure out if one has an anger problem.
- Do you notice physiological signs when you get angry that cause distress like feeling dizzy, nauseus, out of breath, sweating, etc.
- Do you notice psychological signs when you get angry that cause distress like depression, anxiety, guilt, shame, irritated, etc.
- Does your anger last longer than you would like?
- Does your anger cause problems in relationships, such as allowing it to ruin a relationship with someone you loved or liked?
- Does your anger happen frequently?
- Do you get out of control when you get angry?
-- If you are answering “yes” to many of these questions, then likely anger is a problem for you and you should get some help or a consultation.
Is Anger good or bad for your health?
The answer to this is fairly obvious, untreated pervasive anger management problems will eventually cause some health problems either physical or psychological. There is a direct connection between being constantly angry, competitive, and aggressive, and early heart disease. For example, recent research suggests that men who have poor anger management skills are more likely to suffer a heart attack before age 55 than their more emotionally controlled peers. A separate study indicated that older male subject's hostility ratings (how hostile and irritable they tend to act towards others) predicted heart disease more accurately than other known risk factors including cholesterol, alcohol intake, cigarette smoking and being overweight.
What are the costs for attending Anger Management Classes?
Anger management classes are relatively inexpensive. Classes can range from as low as $35 per class to as low as $195 for an entire anger management program.
Home Study Anger Management Class Programs
Home study anger management programs is a convenient, affordable and effective way to learn valuable skills to better manage anger and stress. Our home study anger management programs are ideal for those who have busy schedules and cannot attend a weekly class or for those that enjoy a self-paced format. Our home study programs cover skills in a variety of areas including: assertive communication, stresss management, forgiveness, improving self-talk, calming skills, learning empathy, improving judgement and impulse control and much more. Participants of our home study programs take these courses for a variety of reasons such as to improve relationships with loved ones, a court requirement, employer request, or simply just to become a better person. Most state courts across the country accept our Home Study programs. Please check with your local or state agencies for acceptance guidelines for participating in home study anger management. For more information, click here
Our Home Study programs allow clients to receive 8 or 12 hours of anger management class credit in the privacy of their own home.
The home study programs will include:
- Detailed instructions
- Comprehensive 130 page client workbook, "Anger Management for the Twenty-first Century"
- Survival Guide for dealing with anger people
- 12 hour program includes exclusive additional printed learning materials
- Home study examination
- Proof of enrollment form
- Unlimited progress reports (upon request)
- Detailed self-assessment tool (full length version in 12-hour program)
- Certificate of completion (mailed and faxed if needed)
- Satisfaction guarantee*
Our Home Study Anger Management Program for adults can be purchased on our website through Paypal. To purchase, click on the "Add to Cart" button for the number of hours you would like to complete. All Home Study programs are shipped same business day USPS Priority Mail or through FedEx 2-day mail:
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In addition to our weekly, weekend, and home study anger management programs, the AJ Novick Group has recently introduced an amazing way to take anger management classes. This new, entirely web-based anger management class is ideal for those who have busy schedules or can not attend a live anger management class. Our online anger management class is ideal for court, business or personal requirements.
This course will help improve skills in the following areas:
- Communication and listening
- Stress management
- Judgment and Impulse Control
- Empathy and Emotional Intelligence
- Calming and Relaxation Skills
- Improves self-talk and ability for optimism
- Expectation Management
The content of our online anger management class is identical to the content of our weekly classes and utilizes the "8 Tools of Anger Control" taken from our highly comprehensive client workbook, "Anger Management for the Twenty-first Century". This online anger management class can be taken at anytime and you may start and stop the course as many times as you wish. It is self-paced, user friendly, and ideal for court, business or personal requirements.
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.