Posted by: arijnovick | September 13, 2011

Court Ordered Anger Management Classes Can be Found

It is often difficult to find anger management classes for a court ordered requirement.  If you live in a large city, such as Los Angeles, Chicago, or Dallas, the options are much greater than if you live in a smaller more rural area.  Regardless of where you live, anger management is often required by most courts when then judge believes you would benefit from such a class.  It is not the courts responsibility to find the class for you, but often your own.  Classes are sometimes required as part of a plea bargain from a greater offense.  Anger management classes are often requested for disputes that arise between two parties and it doesn’t always have to be a domestic dispute.

Anger management classes are often requested for disputes that arise between two parties and it doesn’t always have to be a domestic dispute. For example, we recently had a woman register for one of our anger management classes because she got update when pulled over by a police officer at a recent DUI check point. When asked to step out of the car for a field sobriety screening she refused yelling obscenities at the officers. While the charges were ultimately dropped, she was still required to take an anger program. This was likely due to her impulsive behavior and poor communication skills. Court ordered anger classes can often be taken online or in a classroom setting depending on where you live and what is being required.

These classes will help teach skills to reduce impulsively and help increase social awareness. Other important skills taught in a court ordered anger management class would include assertive communication skills, stress management, skills in empathy, forgiveness, taking time outs, becoming more optimistic and much more. Even if you think you want to take a class and it isn’t for a court ordered requirement, anger classes are an excellent way to gain skills that could ultimately help improve a meaningful relationship in your life or prevent a disaster from happening. Most people with anger related problems will report that it is their behavior that gets them into trouble and then they later regret what the said or did as a result. Don’t become a statistic.

Anger related incidences are one of the leading causes of both occupational and personal relationship problems. Mismanaged anger can lead to divorce, breakups, loss of job, friendships and can lead to psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety. Anger control is no joking matter. Regardless of whether you have a court requirement or not, consider taking a class before it’s too late.

The author, Dr. Ari Novick, Ph.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified anger management provider for both adults and adolescents. Click here for more information on Anger Management Classes.
Dr. Ari Novick is a psychotherapist who provides world class Anger Management Classes Online.

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