Anger Management Training

Are you court mandated to complete anger management training? Would you like to learn skills that will help you better control your anger? We can help!

People have various reasons for which they seek anger management training.  At Anger Is OK, our “What”s Good About Anger?” curriculum will equip you with skills that will help you better manage your anger. People who are motivated and put into practice the anger management skills and techniques we teach can expect positive results. Why delay any longer? Get the help you have been needing!

Contact Dr. Bartley at or call 817-522-3300.

We look forward to assisting you!


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Anger Management Specialist Certification Workshop

DEADLINE EXTENDED… To register for the Anger Management Specialist Certification. See details below for information on how to register to attend this workshop!

Anger Management institute trainer – Specialist Certification Workshops
March 18-19, 2016, Plano, Texas


Dallas Baptist University
2805 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 450
Plano TX 75093
(214) 333-5777

Airport: Dallas/Fort Worth
Hotels: Holiday Inn Express
3101 North Dallas Parkway
Plano TX

For information call JoAnn Darling (765) 404-5232 or

Who Should Attend?

Counselors, mental health workers, social workers, addictions counselors, educators, law enforcement officers, students, pastors, health professionals and leaders are seeking
certification to provide anger management services. Participants completing this course qualify for the credentials to offer anger management education, classes, and groups for people needing to control anger and can provide certificates for court-ordered individuals.

The 2-day Workshops provide:

 12—NBCC CE hours, ACEP #6577. NBCC CE hours accepted by NAADAC & Texas State Board for Social workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
 NAMA: CAMS-s, I or II

What will you learn?

…Overview of anger and anger management
…DSM disorders associated with anger, contraindications for treatment
…Assessment process and treatment planning
…How to defuse anger and hostility
…The critical role of emotional intelligence
…Empirically-based strategies for managing anger and motivating clients
…When anger is helpful or harmful.

The curriculum is research-based and synthesizes material from the “What’s Good About Anger?” book and trainer’s manual. Work-shop participants qualify for the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) “Certified Anger Management Specialist-s, I or II” credential. *NAMA membership fee additional.

This workshop Includes: training binder, book, Assessment tools, leader’s guide, workshop certificate of completion and lunch both days. Meets requirements for certification as a NAMA Certified Anger Management Specialist-s (student), 1 or II and 12 NBCC CE clock hours.

Workshop Schedule:

March 18, 2016 8:30a — 4:30p (lunch provided both days)

Overview of What’s Good About Anger: The problem of anger, manifestations and triggers, when anger is harmful or helpful
Current Brain Research and Anger Management Physiology
Empirically Supported Psycho-educational Treatments for Anger Control Problems:
Assertiveness, time-out, problem-solving, conflict management, forgiveness interventions
Strategies for increasing motivation of (court-ordered) resistant clients/students
Empirically Supported Cognitive Treatments for Anger Control Problems: Cognitive Restructuring Interventions
Empirically Supported Calming and Coping Treatments for Anger Control Problems:
Stress Management and Relaxation interventions

March 19, 2016 8:30a — 4:30p

Overview of Emotional Intelligence and Developing Empathy for Managing Anger
Anger Management Group and Individual Assessment Inventories Anger survey, evaluation, pre/post test and progress tools. Ethical guidelines for anger management providers
Assessment and Referral for Major Mental Health Disorders (DSM) associated with anger problems
Contraindications for anger management treatment
Managing Behavior and Defusing Hostility: Dealing with difficult behavior and hostility in treatment
of individuals and groups. Application to real-life scenarios
Overview of Motivational and Problem-solving Approaches and Principles: Video of Problem-Solving Approach
Application of Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Anger Control Problems with Clients/Groups

This Trainer-Specialist certification program based on the 2016 Edition of “What’s Good About Anger?” and Trainer’s manual provides a fresh perspective on anger and how anger—which is part of the human experience—can be put to work for good. The Anger
Management Institute teaches empirically supported interventions and skills. Completed outcome studies show that the “What’s Good About Anger?” program is evidence-based.

Presenters: Seigel Bartley, PhD, LPC-S, CAMS-IV; Joe Cook, PhD, LPC-S, CAMS-IV. Dr. Bartley and Dr. Cook are NAMA Supervisors, Consultants, and Diplomates and both are credentialed as a Certified Anger Management Specialist-IV.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds can be made only if requested in writing to: Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CounselCare Connection P.C., 2000 Spring Rd., Suite 603, Oak Brook, IL 60523 and postmarked no later than 7 business days prior to workshop. Refunds are subject to a $25.00 service charge. One person may substitute for another on the condition that a letter from the original registrant authorizing the substitution accompanies the new registrant. In the event that CCC finds it necessary to cancel this event for any reason beyond our control, notice will be given to all registrants as soon as possible and a complete refund of registration fees paid will be given to all registrants affected. CCC reserves the right to substitute a qualified presenter should an emergency or sickness impact the scheduled presenter.

Workshops are approved and endorsed by the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) To receive NAMA Certification: Upon completion of this workshop attendees will submit a NAMA membership application with fee directly to NAMA.

Main Office:
Anger Management Institute
1200 Harger Road Suite 602
Oak Brook IL 60523

Space is limited. Registration deadline: March 11th: 6p

Fees through March 4, 6p:
DBU Student ______ $200 *include copy of DBU ID
DBU Alumni: ______$250 *Alumni include copy of DBU Diploma
Fee for All others(leaders /professionals): ______$350

*Fees after 6p on 3/4/16: _____$225 students _____$275 Alumni _____$400 All Others
*NAMA membership fee not included Register online:
Check if need NBCC CE certificate:_____12- NBCC CE hours awarded. ACEP provider #6577

Note: NBCC CE hours Accepted by NAADAC for addictions counselors and by the Texas State Board for Social Workers, Marriage And Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.

“The Anger Management institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6577. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Anger Management Institute is solely is responsible for all aspects of the programs.”

Checks payable to “Anger Management Institute” and accepted until 3/1/16 only

If mailing: Lynette Hoy • 1200 Harger Road, Suite 602 • Oak Brook, IL 60523
Questions? Contact JoAnn Darling: 765-404-5232 or

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Relax… Calm Down… Chill Out…

Many of us are running to and fro at speeds unimaginable, multitasking as we go, attempting to not let anything fall to the ground. Did you know that STRESS is a huge reason why people have angry outbursts! Are you taking time to ‘fully’ unwind from the stressful agenda of each day? Or do you unwind just enough to ‘take the edge off’ so that you can jump back into the ‘rat race’ to complete the next task?

With the holiday season quickly approaching we need to purposefully plan on times of  relaxation, or just simply, “chilling out”. If you are going to control your angry outbursts, maybe you should think about incorporating a time of relaxation into your anger management strategy!

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If only… If only… If only…

If only I hadn’t done it… If only she… If only he would of… Are you thinking about what you might have, should have, or could have done different to change the outcome of your destructive behavior? Are you wishing you could turn back the hands of time and do it all over again? Are you regretting the harmful words you spoke that damaged a close relationship,  feeling remorse about the property you destroyed, or the harm you brought upon yourself? And now, looking back, you search for reasons for which your anger is out of control.

Explosive anger is very problematic because the outcome of a destructive response is often regretted. A quick temper does not solve problems, it exacerbates them.

Thinks about it… You could learn to be assertive, rather than aggressive, if only… You could have a better marriage, if only… Things could be better, if only… You could exercise better control over you emotions and learn anger management skills, if only… If only…

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Now Be Honest… Is An Angry Response Necessary?

So, maybe someone moved to avoid an obstacle and stepped on your toes in the process? Or, you yelled at someone who accidentally bumped into you with hot coffee? Or, you continually think about how to harm a person who didn’t intend to bring harm to you.

Sometimes, people respond in anger to a situation or person when the offense was not intentional. If we are honest with ourselves, we would admit that not all provocations are intentional. Sometimes, the harm one suffers is due to an unfortunate circumstance or situation. Sadly, for many, this truth may be hard to accept.  Why? Well, there are a plethora of possible reasons. One reason that often surface is that angry people are hurting emotionally from past issues. Rather than resolve an underlying issue from their past, these individuals are quick to demean others. The good news is, angry people do not have to live their lives being angry at the world. Help is available!

If you have unresolved past issues that trigger your anger, send an email to Or visit

Help is available!

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Anger and Domestic Violence. All Inclusive… Regardless!

Professional athletics, doctors, presidents of organizations and corporations, judges, policemen / women, elected and public officials, university and college professors, school principals and teachers,  postal service employees, sale clerks, grocery stores employees, restaurant workers, private contractors… this list goes on and on and is all inclusive.

The point is, you will find people from all walks of life and status who struggle with anger management and domestic violence issues. Everyone experiences circumstances and situations that will provoke their anger. Unfortunately, some of us do not know how to express anger in a productive and meaningful way.

Sadly, many people know that their anger is “out of control” but they fail to take the necessary steps to seek the help they need. Maybe you are needing help with controlling your anger. If so, we would like to assist you. You can email your request for assistance at

I applaud you for taking the next step in becoming a better You!

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Anger Control Issues… Again?

Is your anger out of control? Do you allow anger to dominate your  relationships at home and work? When you become upset, do you  lash out at others, and later regret it? Do you ‘blow your top’ over small things in a matter of a few seconds? Are you tired of making excuses for your angry outburst? If your response to several of the questions above is ‘yes’, you could benefit from anger management training!

Anger management training helps individuals learn how to manage their angry emotions in a healthy, constructive, and productive manner.  Knowing when to take a ‘time-out’, being assertive (rather than aggressive), managing stress, learning relaxation techniques, understanding how to use conflict resolution skills, and developing empathy, are skills that will help you build and maintain healthy relationships!

If you live in the Dallas / Fort Worth, TX Metroplex, (or seeking information on managing your anger) and would like to discuss how to better manage your anger, send an email to

We believe “Anger Is OK”… when it is kept under control!



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