Thursday, December 30, 2010

CA State Board of Corrections Re-Certifies AJ Novick Group / Century Anger Management

The AJ Novick Group and Century Anger Management are re-certified again for a 5th straight year from the Corrections Standard Authority (formerly called the California State Board of Corrections). View their course catalog for a verification of our provider status. Simply enter the words "Anger Management" here:

Anger Management Certification Training information can be found at Century Anger Management

Corrections Standards Authority

December 30, 2010


Attention: Ari Novick, Ph.D.

Re: Annual Required Training Course Recertification

Course Title: Anger Management Professional Training and Certification
Certification Number: 3530-031088
Certification Date: 12/28/2010

The Standards and Training for Corrections Program has recertified your course listed above. The certification is valid for one year and is subject to the STC Policies and Procedures Manual. If you are using STC’s on-line system, your “course record” as approved by STC has now been posted to your Internet navigation screen.

Completed course rosters and evaluations must be mailed to the Corrections Standards Authority (formerly Board of Corrections) at the completion of each course presentation. If you do not have these forms, please e-mail us at [email protected] or call us at 916-445-5073.

This certification authorizes you to publicize the course as meeting the training requirements as set forth by the Corrections Standards Authority for counties participating in the Standards and Training for Corrections Program.

Ari Novick, Ph.D.
AJ Novick Group, Inc. Anger Management Classes
Anger Class Online- Online Anger Management Classes

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

7 Key Ingredients to Forgiving through Anger Management Classes

One of the essential ingredients to learning how to better manage and control anger is through forgiveness. This concept is taught in almost every quality anger management program and one of the eight tools of anger control in the Century Anger Management model of intervention. Forgiveness is, by definition “to stop feeling anger toward (someone who has done something wrong) : to stop blaming (someone) [+ obj]“. When we learn how to forgive, we actually learn how to let go of our anger and pain associated with a particular person, situation or problem.

For many people, forgiving is difficult because they have already cemented themselves in a grudge or grievance It is often hard to let go of a grudge. In many ways, grudges protect us, but they have one big downside, they do not allow us to let go and be free of the frustration. The skill of forgiveness can be gained by taking an anger management class or in a trusted online anger management course.

Anger management classes who include forgiveness as a skill will discuss several important ways this concept can be applied. For example, forgiveness is not a heads or tails issue (either you forgive or you don’t). Forgiveness can be broken into several steps such as:

1. You do not have to forgive all at once, it can be an slow process that happens over time.
2. You do not have to agree that what happened to you was “OK”, in fact, you can let the other person know how wrong they where, but then let go of your grievance.
3. Forgiving and trusting are separate issues. Trusting too quickly may be more of an indication of low worth. Forgiving can be happen quickly if you choose, but trusting takes time.
4. You can forgive a person, but it doesn’t mean you need to continue a relationship with them.
5. Forgiving is is a selfish concept as the forgiving is always for you. The bi-product of forgiveness is that the other person often feels better too knowing they’ve been forgiven.
6. Sometimes you forgive without saying anything at all. There are some people that might even be offended by your suggestion of forgiveness.
7. Forgive in baby steps. Eventually you’ll be able to let go.

We use forgiveness as a skill in anger management because by letting go of our pain and anger we no longer carry the rage along with us everywhere we go and every relationship we enter. Give it a try and see if you can let go too!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Anger Management Courses Aren't Just for the Court Ordered

Why are anger management classes ordered by the court for some people? Is there a difference between someone who attends an anger management class for personal growth and someone who is court ordered? These are some of the most frequently asked questions I get asked when teaching anger management courses.

The truth is that someone who is court ordered to attend an anger management classes is really no different than the client who is attending on their own. The variable that separates the two types of clients is that the person who is coming on their own just hasn't created a legal problem for themselves...yet.

I think that the embarrassment associated with attending anger management class is almost gone. Anger classes are a fantastic way to improve ones coping skills in a variety of areas he/she would have never been exposed to.

If you are court ordered or mandated to take a course, then the court will usually designate how long the classes should be, which are typically about 10-26 weeks, in most cases. If you are coming to classes for personal growth, then I would encourage about 8-12 courses to complete a quality program.

Court ordered classes can be completed both by in person anger management classes or by a quality online anger management class provider. Same rules apply, I would suggest taking the number of hours ordered by the court or an 8 to 12 hour online anger class.

So what should participants expect to learn? Anger management seminars live or online commonly teach skills in communication, stress management, forgiveness, empathy and emotional awareness, and improving judgment and impulse control.

There is no quick fix in gaining control over anger. Anger management is a skill that takes practice over time. The classes will commonly educate the client on the changes that need to made and the new skills that can be practiced.

So, how does one determine if they have an anger problem? Take our short online anger management assessment. In general, anger is a problem when it occurs frequently, with great intensity, and effects interpersonal relationships, work or school performance.

Getting help is couldn't be easier, take an anger management course today, before it's too late!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Seven Reasons to Join Anger Class Online

Anger Class Online is one of the nations leading online anger management class education destinations on the Internet. Their classes are commonly taken for court or legal requirements or simply for personal growth. Questions are commonly asked about their classes. Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions.

Commonly Asked Questions about Anger Class Online's Online Anger Management Classes

1. How much do these online Anger Management classes cost?

Our online anger classes change in price and the cost depends on which course you would like to take. Our standard 8 hour/session class costs $195.00, our 12 hour/session anger management class costs $245.00. We also offer 16, 26, 36 and 52 hour/session classes online. Most of the classes increase in fee as you purchase more hours or sessions and the prices are listed in the payment section when you register. We offer competitively priced classes that are about 1/2 the cost of a live in person program.

2. Can I take these classes for a Court or Legal Requirement?

Locating a well respected or geographically desirable anger management class is often frustrating. While many people take our programs for self development or personal growth, our courses are frequently used and accepted for court ordered or legal requirements. We always recommend seeking approval before starting any distance learning anger course.

3. Is a Certificate of Completion Awarded for this Class?

After successful completion of the class you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion which you submit to the referring organization. Our certificate of completion will state the hour and session class you completed along with your name, date of birth, case information, address and unique certificate verification number. Our courses are ideal for court requirements or personal growth

4. How Fast Can the Programs be Completed?

Our online anger management classes are do not have a time limit to complete, so you can finish at your own pace 24/7. You can complete as much or as little as you wish each time you log in/out. Our special software keeps track of your progress, so you never have to stress about losing work. After you log out, when you log back in you resume right where you left off. Our online anger programs are comprehensive, yet convenient and affordable.

5. Can I take this Class on Any Computer I wish?

You may access our online anger management course from any personal computer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Our online anger class works on any web-browsers as well as Mac and PC's. You can use Safari, Internet Explorer or Firefox.

6. Do I have to Pass an Exam in Order to Pass the Anger Class and Receive My Certificate?

First off, don't worry! Our criteria is the same regardless of where you live. While we do have a comprehensive final exam at the end of the program, the final exam can be taken an unlimited amount of times until you pass. You will only need a 70% or higher to pass the final exam.

7. Are you Verified and Approved by the Better Business Bureau?

Yes, if you click on the BBB link on our Anger Class Online website, it will take you to the BBB website that outlines information about our corporation. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for a reason. We provide a quality program and stand behind our satisfaction guarantee. Go with a name you can trust for Anger Management Classes, Anger Class Online!