Anger Management Specialist Certification FAQs

June 24, 2017
Anger management is a burgeoning field!  People in our communities are dealing with anger and conflict issues 24/7!  We need educated trainers, facilitators, coaches, , leaders, instructors and counselors to teach effective anger management skills and programs to help people learn how to control their anger and manage conflict. As a trainer/specialist – you could play a major part in changing people’s lives – helping them develop emotional intelligence, achieve healthy goals and build satisfying relationships!
The Anger Management Institute offers certification in anger management for mental health and addictions counselors, social workers, pastors, educators, health professionals, probation and law enforcement officers through our distance-learning trainer courses and Anger Management Trainer’s Conferences.
Our training programs lead to certification and are approved and endorsed by the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) qualifying participants to become NAMA Anger Management Specialist I or II. These programs provide skills for teaching, coaching and counseling clients and students to manage their anger. The curriculum includes topics covering an overview of anger, assessment and progress tools, effective strategies for managing anger, Leader’s Guide for teaching groups or coaching individuals, marketing tips, facilitation skills and more!
Register for the upcoming workshops. Licensed professional counselors and social workers will receive 12 CEs/CEUs; certified addictions counselors — 13 CEUs and all who attend will qualify for certification with NAMA (additional fee). These workshops are approved for CEs by NBCC, NAADAC and NASW and IAODAPCA. Call Lynette Hoy to register at: 630-368-1880, ext. 1.

Read the description here for the upcoming 2016 Anger Management Institute Trainer-Specialist Workshops to be held in Oak Brook, IL.

Can you use this certification from the Anger Management Institute to teach Anger Management classes?
…Yes, absolutely. Currently, there are no state laws that regulate anger management providers. Therefore, trained and certified anger management providers are needed to offer programs, classes and courses.

What makes our organization reputable?
… Our programs have been accepted and approved by courts and correctional institutions through-out the USA and by the U.S. Probation Office in Tacoma, Washington; the Cook and McHenry County Correctional offices and courts in Illinois. Our core trainers are experienced, professional marriage and family counselors and anger management specialists:  Lynette J. Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V, Steve Yeschek, LCSW, CAMS-IV, Jeff Darling, LCSW, CAMS-IV and Glen Cannon, LCPC, CADC, CAMS-IV. Lynette is the co-author of all the What’s Good About Anger? editions and author of all workbooks and trainer manuals. Lynette and Steve have trained hundreds of clients, students and professionals in anger management.

Will the courts accept this model?
There is no single model of anger management that is the accepted “standard” for state courts in any state courts in the country. There are various researchers and noted authors in anger management, who all have very different views of the strategies needed to effectively manage anger. Our model is quickly becoming more recognized and accepted as a leading intervention for anger management, and to date, we have not had a single participant of any of our programs turned away for using the What’s Good About Anger – Anger Management model, classes and distance-learning courses. Our model uses some of the research-based interventions and skills for anger management. Our model/program is evidence-based! If the credibility of your program or agency is every questioned, you can quickly remind the courts that the model you are using has been accepted and approved by courts throughout the USA; is being recognized for training of U.S. Probation officers and is approved for the training (providing CEs) of mental health professionals nationally by NBCC and for social workers by NASW.
Interestingly, most anger management clients do not come from the courts. Most clients are either self-referred or referred by their employer.There is no single model of anger management that is the accepted “standard” for state courts in any state courts in the country. There are various researchers and noted authors in anger management, who all have very different views of the strategies needed to effectively manage anger. Our model has been approved and endorsed by NAMA and our presenters are approved as Supervisors, Consultants and designated as Certified Anger Management Specialist-IV and Diplomates by NAMA. Our programs are quickly becoming more recognized and accepted as a leading intervention for anger management, and to date, we have not had a single participant of any of our programs turned away for using the What’s Good About Anger – Anger Management model, classes and distance-learning courses.

Is this the only certification training available to the public?
…There are many models and programs available now provided by reputable and experienced educators and professionals. The Anger Management Institute offers an extremely high quality model with research-based interventions and has been approved and endorsed by the National Anger Management Association. Those trained by our Institute have had their programs and classes approved and accepted throughout the USA. See the National Anger Management Association for their directory of providers and training programs.

Why should I get certified as an Anger Management Specialist by the Anger Management Institute?
…This specialized training will assist you in working with clients, individuals and groups that specifically have issues relating to anger and stress management. Anger management is not psychotherapy; therefore, most clinicians are not properly trained to work with such clients. Our certification is ideal for educators, clinicians, parole, probation and correctional officers, clergy, substance abuse and domestic violence counselors, health professionals, human resource managers and anyone who wants or needs to help clients with anger related problems. Our model uses proven and effective techniques to teaching clients skills using our copyrighted curriculum. Our outcome studies show that a significant number of WGAA students and clients all have demonstrated improvement using our skills and techniques. Our training helps you to reframe anger and motivate others to change. We are now quickly growing and offer excellent anger management training. We will actively help you understand how to market your organization, list you in our directory and provide discounts on all client workbooks and support materials. We provide individual support for our trainers and students!

Where can I find out more information on your certification trainings?
…Please contact Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC at: Lynettehoy@gmail.com or 708.341.5438. Visit the Anger Management Institute shopping mall for a description of the  distance-learning trainer courses.

Register for the workshops on the mall!

© copyright 2017 by Lynette J. Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V. Lynette is a Marriage and Family Counselor with CounselCare Connection and National Certified Counselor. She is the co-author of What’s Good About Anger?and a speaker for community, women’s and church organizations.

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