Posted by: arijnovick | December 16, 2010

Can Anger Management Courses Be Taken Online?

Need to take a court ordered anger management class online?  Finding a trusted and quality program to meet your anger management requirements can be difficult because there are many programs to choose from.  Some offer seductively low prices, while others offer questionable content or the provider may have questionable credentials.

Distance learning education is rather new, but most state courts are open to online programs when the courses can pre-approved by the judge, probation, or other legal official.  Are they right for every situation?  Of course not, but there are many cases where an online format makes a lot of sense.  Most quality online anger management classes include the same content found in live anger control classes but use an online format to deliver the content.  Good programs provide a combination of text, video, audio and multimedia and utilize a well known curriculum.  Consumers should be able to read through content, watch a video, answer  quiz questions and be tested with a final exam.  There should be interaction with an instructor and there should be documentation of participation of the program, such as course logs, exam results and instructor/client contact.

Participants should expect to gain skills in a variety of areas including stress management, empathy, impulse control, forgiveness, expectation management and much more.  Online education is a journey in self improvement and it takes time for changes to be made.

All participants should receive a certificate of completion when they successfully finish the class and each certificate should have it’s own unique identification number on it. This ID number can be used by any legal official to verify the authenticity of the certificate.

Since providers of anger management can be trained online, there is simply no reason why participants of these programs can’t learn anger management skills online as well. Online classes make gaining skills accessible to anyone, in any location in the nation or world.  There is no need to miss time away from work, or family obligations as our courses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a weeks.  Online programs are expecialy beneficial to those with disabilities, psychological disorders such as social phobias, and those with problematic work schedules.  Don’t let another episode destroy a relationship that is meaningful.  Help is literally just at your fingertips.


Ari Novick, Ph.D. is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified anger management professional.  His corporate website is and his innovative online anger management class is available at

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