What is the best length anger management program to take?
This is one of the most common questions we get asked of potential anger management customers who are considering registering for a program. There are several ways to determine what length program is right for you. Here are a few suggestions to help navigate your decision:
- Court Mandated Anger Management Classes
If the court has mandated you to undergo an anger management program, then they usually determine the length, such as an
8 session anger management class or 16 session anger management class
There are also situations where the court may require a class all the way up to 52 sessions, depending on the circumstances of the offence. If the probation does not specify the length, then it is usually up to the the anger management professional to decide how long the course should last.
- Self Referred Anger Management Classes:
If you have enough insight to know they need help, then the provider will usually tell you how long of a program they recommend. Most anger management programs are about 8-12 sessions/hours in duration. Some providers will require a pre-assessment at the beginning of the anger class to let you know areas of strength and weakness. This is sometimes helpful to determine which areas should be the point of focus during the class. Those customers in a group class or online class could also consider a quality and quickly scored
online anger management assessment
The results may also help you better understand your anger and what needs to be done about it. While the assessments are useful, ultimately taking a ongoing anger management class would be recommended whether you score high or low in any area. Anger classes cover tools that almost anyone can quickly benefit from, even if there are areas that you already possess a high degree of skill.
- Work or Significant other Referrals:
Sometimes ones employer may refer the employee to an anger management class due to an employee exhibiting bad behavior. Such classes can be taken in a group format, online, or through one/one anger management coaching. Similarly, significant others sometimes refer their partners to anger management due problems in the relationship that have caused distress. Similar to the self-referred customer, most anger management classes run about eight to twelve hours total. While more classes might be helpful, most curricula can be completed in this length of time.
Anger management is a journey in self-awareness and change. Don't let your anger ruin another important relationship, job or social situation. Classes are easily found on the internet but choose a quality and trusted
anger class online
site or find a local provider in your area.