Anger Management Class Outline

Content of our Anger Management Course

It is important for anyone, regardless of whether you believe you should take our program, to gain skills to reduce anger. The Stop Anger Class was designed by licensed and experienced anger management specialists. We use cognitive-behavioral interventions that have been scientifically and academically tested. Over time, anger can have lasting effects on relationships. It’s time to end anger and our classes aim to help you achieve that goal in an anonymous, non-judgmental environment.

Below is a sample outline of the topics covered in our programs. Some classes vary in topics covered, so if you have any particular questions, please feel free to contact us for more information.

Course Outline

Chapter 1

  1. Introduction
  2. Testing and Grading
  3. Other Course Information
  4. Course Policies

Chapter 2

  1. Defining Anger Management
  2. What is Anger Management?
  3. A Deeper Look into Anger
  4. Expressing Anger
  5. The Most Common Kinds of Anger
  6. The Upside of Anger

Chapter 3

  1. Understanding Your Anger
  2. What Does Your Anger Look Like?
  3. Assessing Your Anger
  4. Emotions and Anger
  5. Anger Triggers
  6. Let's Get Personal

Chapter 4

  1. Anger Pays a Price
  2. An Angry Person
  3. Anger and Your Health
  4. Anger's Effect on Relationships
  5. Anger in Professional Relationships
  6. Handling an Angry Person
  7. The Pitbull Principle
  8. The Dangers of Hostile/Reactive Anger

Chapter 5

  1. Stress and Anger
  2. What is Stress?
  3. Internal and External Stressors
  4. Signs of Stress
  5. How Stressed Are You?
  6. Positive and Negative Aspects of Stress
  7. Stress Increases Your Risk for Anger Problems
  8. Provocative Emotional States
  9. Stress and Substance Abuse
  10. Stress and Depression
  11. Errors in Thinking
  12. Negative Thought Patterns
  13. Managing Thought Patterns
  14. Stress Relief through Relaxation

Chapter 6

  1. Anger and Depression
  2. Anger-Related Depression or Depression-Related Anger
  3. Depression: A Closer Look
  4. Male and Female Depression
  5. Depression in Teenagers
  6. Anger and Long Term Problems

Chapter 7

  1. Alcohol, Drugs and Anger – A Dangerous Combination
  2. Substance Abuse Fuels Anger
  3. Can You Treat Both Anger and Substance Abuse?
  4. Anger Management Treatment Should Not be an Afterthought

Chapter 8

  1. Gaining Control of Your Anger
  2. How Good is Your Anger Management?
  3. Manage Your Anger Constructively: The Art of Self Control
  4. Understanding What Causes Your Anger
  5. Reduce Your Angry Reactions: A Lesson in Self Control
  6. Use Problem Solving Skills
  7. Improve Your Communication Skills
  8. Control Your Anger When You Experience It
  9. Let Go of Resentment

Chapter 9

  1. Communication is the Key
  2. Communication Skills and Styles
  3. Responses to Conflict
  4. Managing Criticism
  5. Anger Reducers
  6. Two Conflicting Relationship Needs
  7. Needs and Stages of Relationships
  8. Developing Skills to Build Healthy Relationships
  9. Effective Communication

Chapter 10

  1. Role Models Teach Us How to Express Anger
  2. Healthy Role Models
  3. Less Than Optimal Role Models
  4. The Upside of Positive Role Models
  5. Teaching Character

Chapter 11

  1. Emotional Intelligence
  2. What is Emotional Intelligence?
  3. The Significance of EQ
  4. Skills of Emotional Intelligence
  5. Understanding Yourself Better
  6. Recognizing Patterns of Anger
  7. The Four Skills of Emotional Intelligence

Chapter 12

  1. Finally Getting Control of Your Anger
  2. STOP Before You React
  3. Resolving Conflict
  4. Stages of Healthy Conflict Resolution

Chapter 13

  1. Applying Emotional Intelligence to Curb Anger
  2. Let's Review
  3. Observing Your Thoughts
  4. What are Your Core Beliefs?
  5. Increase Self-Awareness
  6. Make Better Decisions
  7. Incorporating Emotional Intelligence Skills into Daily Life
  8. Skill 1: Reduce Stress
  9. Skill 2: Emotional Awareness
  10. Skill 3: Nonverbal Communication
  11. Skill 4: Humor and a Good Attitude
  12. Skill 5: Resolve Conflict Positively

Once you complete the class you'll take a final exam to test your understanding and comprehension of the course contents.