Thursday, August 27, 2009

Online Anger Management Classes: Fact vs. Fiction

The AJ Novick Group is one of the leading providers of anger management in the country. They are also the co-founder of Century Anger Management, which is arguably the second largest anger management certification training provider in the nation. The AJ Novick Group launched Anger Class Online in 2006 to meet the demand for clients who are unable to attend traditional classes due to a disability, inflexible work schedule, or other life commitments that prevent the participation in a live program. The classes were also designed to help consumers find a quality program in areas throughout the United States that may have limited access to anger management services.

Distance learning education is somewhat new. Many people do not fully understand it, and it will likely take some time for all judges, legal personnel, probation departments, HR managers, and the consuming public to grasp how important this new learning environment can be to increasing skills in a particular discipline, such as anger management. The New York Times recently published an article explaining how a recent study showed that distance learning has actually exceeded classroom learning. This is no surprise, as major universities, such as UCLA, Stanford and Harvard all offer distance learning courses.

While we can not speak for every online anger management class available on the Internet, I would like to provide a frequently asked questions (FAQ) to explain some of the important points to note regarding our world class online anger management classes available through Anger Class Online™

1. How long does it take to complete your program online?
Answer: The shortest class we offer is an 8 hour course. It can not be completed in less than 8 hours no matter what. The pages are timed for the average reading speed of 150 word per minute. Our longest standard class is 26 hours. It will also take 26 hours to complete. It can not be completed any faster.

2. Can your office be contacted and is it possible to visit in person?
Answer: Of course. We offer both live and online classes. Our live anger management programs are court approved and offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week at 6pm. Our corporate office is located at 333 Third Street, Suite 4, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. Our office number is (949) 715-2694

3. What is the cost of your online program vs. your live program.
Answer: The shortest lengh class we provide is $195.00 and available through Anger Class Online. We believe this is a fair and reasonable fee for the type and quality program we offer. Our live classes are $35 per class session and we recommend 8-10 sessions. We have seen classes offered online for very little money and they seem too good to be true. The reality is, they probably are to good to be true. Consumers should carefully scrutinize these programs.

4. Does your office have regular office hours and customer service?
Answer: We have 1 full time office manager, 3 contract employees, with a total staff of 5. Either our office manager or Dr. Novick can be reached anytime M-F 9am-6pm each day and all calls that are not answered personally are usually returned within a few hours.

5. Are your online Classes court approved?
Answer: There is a big difference between court acceptance and court approval. Please read our website for more information using the link above. In short, our online anger management classes have been accepted by almost every state in the U.S. This is impart due to our curriculum being provided to courts, judges and probation officers when they request it as well as our ability to show a participants class participation through our online log. Approvals are made on a case by case basis and most state court judges have allowed our participants to take our online anger management classes when the request has been made.

7. Who utilizes your online anger management classes?
Answer: Our courses are commonly used and accepted by courts, probation departments, HR managers, EAP providers, and for personal growth. All of our contact information is available on our website and certificate of completion. Judges, attorneys and other legal officals are well aware of who we are, and the quality programs we offer.

8. Can your program be trusted?
Answer: Customer loyalty and trust is most important to us. Our parent company, AJ Novick Group, Inc is a professional corporation and has been in operation since 2003 and our online courses have been available since 2006. All of our programs are fully guaranteed. While it is rare when our programs are not accepted, in the event that there is an issue, we offer a full refund on the class. Our programs have numerous continuing education approvals and were developed by Drs. Ari Novick, Ph.D. and Tony Fiore, Ph.D., both licensed psychotherapists and anger management experts. A list of client testimonials is also available on our website

If anyone has any questions about our programs, we invite you to contact our company. We would be happy to speak with you or respond to email questions. Our office phone is 949 715-2694 and email is [email protected]

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