What services can I provide and can I start my own Anger Management Business?

Questions: I completed my certification with your program. I’m sending you this email to ask you, once I complete my master degree in Counseling Psychology, how can I become a CAMS-II? I am currently CAMS-I since August; after my career completion I would like to provide individual sessions. Another question will be, should I renew the certification with your program in the future or only with NAMA every year? I bought the Anger Management Institute Starter Kit, should I complete an specific process besides getting mandated licenses from my state to provide these services (individual and group sessions) in my own business? or with you and NAMA certification, Am I able to operate?

Thanks for your time in advance. I hope to hear from you soon.

Answer:
Dear Friend,
Thanks for writing. I can answer some of your questions. You do need to be a licensed clinical professional counselor or a licensed clinical social worker or certified as an addictions counselor to qualify for the NAMA Certified Anger Management Specialist-II (CAMS-II) credential once you have finished one of our distance-learning or live workshop programs. Once you are licensed or certified officially by the state and have malpractice insurance to practice independently as a counselor – then you would qualify for CAMS-II.
As a CAMS-I you are qualified to provide educational classes, seminars, workshops or groups. NAMA does not authorize providers who hold a CAMS-I credential to provide individual sessions as that is considered treatment and should only be offered by those qualified in the State as LCPCs or LCSWs, CADC, etc.
Providing anger management treatment as a CAMS-I only would be considered holding yourself out as an independent practitioner–licensed in your state as a counseling professional.
Please read the qualifications required by NAMA for the different levels on their site: www.namass.org
The Anger Management Institute does not require renewal. You received a certificate of completion for our workshops. Renewal is required by the National Anger Management Association to keep your certification and membership active on an annual basis.
I recommend that you only provide educational services and stay within those boundaries until you fully qualify for the CAMS-II.
You can make a business card and offer educational services to agencies and organizations to provide anger management classes and workshops in their venues. That will also reduce liability.
Operating a business without full licensure to practice as an independent counselor within the State could subject you to liability.
Stay within the boundaries of your training and adhere to the code of ethics and you will protect yourself from lawsuits and protect clientele.
Hope this helps!
See all of our resources at the Anger Management Institute Shopping Mall

Many blessings, Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V

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How You Can Become Certified to Provide Anger Management Services and Treatment

Are you looking to become certified to teach anger management and provide  services to people who are court or employer-ordered or struggling with anger management problems? The Anger Management Institute offers distance-learning courses and live workshops leading to certification. When you take one of these courses (phone supervision is required for the home-study or online courses) you will qualify to become a nationally credentialed Certified Anger Management Specialist with the National Anger Management Association.
Online and DVD Home-study Training Programs:
Obtain certification as an Anger Management Specialist-1 or II by taking the Online Trainer-Specialist Certification Course with video (fastest way) approved for 12 NBCC and IAODAPCA CEs/CEUs or order the DVD home-study program! Our DVD program is now approved for 15 NBCC CEs and 12 IAODAPCA CEUs.

Lewis University, Oak Brook, Illinois: Jan. 28-29 or April 14-15. 2016 LIVE CERTIFICATION WORKSHOPS Obtain the National Anger Management Association Certification as an Anger Management Specialist I or II at our Illinois Certification Workshops. Only $400.00 includes both CEUs, workshops, Training binder, Leader’s guide and assessment tools! (NAMA membership fee not included) Download the January, 2016 registration flyer. Or register online here!

Many leaders and professionals have asked why they should take the Anger Management Institute (AMI) training programs and workshops to become certified in order to teach and treat those with anger control problems.
Here are the reasons to consider:
AMI provides evidence-based programs and teaches empirically supported anger management strategies
AMI is approved and endorsed by the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) — the leading and largest International credentialing organization for professionals/leaders in the anger management field
AMI provides continuing education units and is an approved provider for NBCC (NAADAC), NASW, IAODAPCA, Texas State Board for Social workers, Marriage & Family Therapists,Professional Counselors; NAMA CEs/CEUs
Leaders/professionals completing the AMI training programs (workshops, online, home-study) qualify for the nationally recognized NAMA designation: Certified Anger Management Specialist-I or II (CAMS-I; CAMS-II)

The presenters are highly credentialed in the field of anger management: Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V (author, facilitator, counselor) and Steve Yeschek, LCSW, CAMS-IV (group facilitator, counselor and coach) have presented on-going workshops, groups and classes since 2004. Lynette and Steve have been credentialed by NAMA as Certified Anger Management Specialist-V and IV (CAMS-V and CAMS-IV) and are Diplomates, Supervisors and Consultants with NAMA. Lynette and Steve present the Anger Management Trainer-Specialist workshops which are offered throughout the year in the Midwest and in Texas and provide CEs/CEUs for leaders and professionals. Glen Cannon – an LCPC, CADC and CAMS-III and Jeff Darling – an LCSW, CAMS-III, have over 30 years of experience in the counseling and social work fields.
Seigel Bartley, PhD, LPC-S, CAMS-V and Joe Cook, PhD, LPC-S, CAMS-IV are designated by NAMA as CAMS-V and CAMS-IV, Diplomates, Supervisors and Consultants. Dr. Bartley and Dr. Cook are professors in the counseling program at the Dallas Baptist University.

Certificate Programs, Courses and Class benefits: Approved and endorsed program by National Anger Management Association (NAMA) – qualifying trainers as Certified Anger Management Specialist-I or II. Approved by NAMA as a primary CEU provider. #102
Approved by National Board of Certified Counselors for 12 CEs for LPCs, LCPCs: # 6577.
Approved by National Association of Social Workers for 12 CEUs for LSWs, LCSWs: #886526264.  Approved by NAADAC (association for addictions professionals) for 12 CEUs.
Approved by IAODAPCA for 13 CEUs – program # 11871 for: Counselor II, Prevention II, Assessor II, MISA I or II, CCJP II, PCGC II, CAAP II, CRSS I or II, BRI II, MAATP II, CFPP II, CADC, CRADC, CSADC, CAADC.
Approved by Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage & Family Therapist Board for 12 CPEs: Provider #MCST081107.
Approval nationally by courts and judges for court-mandated cases since 2005. Approved by Cook County District Court and other Chicago-land area courts for court mandated clients. Listed on the National Anger Management Association directory.

Dr. Pfeiffer, President of NAMA and Growth Central writes: “Certification by and membership with NAMA offers numerous benefits including: Nationally recognized Anger Management Specialist Certification – this means that you are recognized as having nationally standardized credentials to help you become a local community leader in the field of Anger Management. When you qualify by finishing an endorsed program by the Anger Management Institute (phone supervision required for distance-learning students) and apply for the Specialist Certification with NAMA you automatically become a Member of and are certified by NAMA.
Listing in the very popular online NAMA Member & Specialist Directory for referrals and credential check. The NAMA website provides you with an electronic Internet link to your professional community. Through the online Directory it also allows the general public access to search for anger management specialists in their vicinity and for courts, businesses, others needing to refer people to anger management programs. The Directory allows members to check and edit their own listing.
Opportunities to network with the top Anger Management professionals and experts in the field.”

Check out all the anger management resources, curriculum and courses at the Anger Management Institute shopping mall!

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Anger Management Specialist Steps to Certification: April, 2015

Many counselors and leaders ask about the steps for Anger Management Specialist certification through our live workshops and distance-learning programs. The Anger Management Institute is approved and endorsed by the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) so participants can obtain NAMA certification when completing one of our programs.

When participants attend the workshops and complete the 12 hour training – they will be awarded the CAMS-I or CAMS-II certification (licensed counselors, social workers, addictions counselors qualify for CAMS-II) through the National Anger Management Association.
The cost includes the training, and NBCC, NASW, NAADAC, IAODAPCA CEs/CEUs. Once participants have completed the workshops — they need to apply to NAMA and pay the membership fee to obtain an official certificate and be included in the national directory online. Note: we do recommend that participants registering or enrolling in the AMI workshops or home-study courses have a solid background of experience and education in helping people. Most professional counselors and social workers, coaches, addictions counselors, pastors, health professionals, teachers, law enforcement officers and some human resource managers have the experience and training to assist those with anger management issues. Read more about NAMA certification requirements.
We also offer on-site workshops: 2 full days (6 hours each) out of State or 4 (3 hour) sessions on consecutive weeks in the Chicagoland area only.
Our next events in 2015 include:

Lombard, Illinois: August 13-14, 2015 LIVE Anger Management Specialist Certification Workshops Obtain the National Anger Management Association Certification as an Anger Management Specialist I or II at our Certification Workshops. Includes lunch both days, CEUs, workshops, Training binder, Leader’s guide and assessment tools! (NAMA membership fee not included). Download Workshop Registration Flyer now!  Approved for 12 NBCC, NASW, NAADAC and 13 IAODAPCA and NAMA CEs/CEUs.

Texas Certification workshops to be held Oct. 5-6, 2015. Read about this event in Plano, TX on our shopping mall. Approved for 12 NBCC and NAADAC CEs/CEUs. e.

We also offer Online and DVD Home-study Training Programs:
Obtain certification as an Anger Management Specialist-I or II by taking the Online Trainer-Specialist Certification Course with video (fastest way) approved for 12 NBCC and IAODAPCA CEs/CEUs or order the DVD home-study or online training program (includes group tools)! Our DVD program is now approved for 15 NBCC CEs and 12 IAODAPCA CEUs. Note: If taking the training via Online or DVD Home Study – 2 hours of phone supervision with one of our trainers is required by NAMA in order to receive NAMA’s Certified Anger Management I or II (CAMS) certificate/designation.

Truly yours, Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-IV

630-368-1880, ext. 1

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New National Anger Management Association Standards

NAMA is now recommending new standards for certification as a Certified Anger Management Specialist-II. Read about the new standards here.

If you are a CAMS-I you can work towards the next level by meeting requirements based on your credentials, education and work experience. The Anger Management Institute supports this new credentialing so that the public can obtain excellent anger management services by experienced professionals and leaders.

Go to www.namass.org for more information.

Lynette J. Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V
Anger Management Institute
2000 Spring Rd., Suite 603
Oak Brook, IL 60523
630-368-1880
www.goodanger.com

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Anger Management Specialist Certification and Starter Kit!

New! Anger Management Institute Starter Kit for Leaders. Includes everything you need to start up your anger management services: Ten Steps to Starting an Anger Management Business, group curriculum (books/expanded workbooks), instructions for connecting with courts and employers, introductory letter, anger management services templates; pdf liles of assessments, certificates, multiple inventories; 16-week leader’s guide, DVD and power point tools for groups. Special Nov-December discount! Order now!

Live Workshops: Anger Management Specialist Certification WorkshopsNBCC, NASW, NAADAC, IAODAPCA and NAMA approved! Offered in Oak Brook, IL and Plano, TX!
Co-sponsored by the Anger Management Institute and the National Anger Management Association (NAMA).

Online and DVD Home-study Training Programs:
Obtain certification as an Anger Management Specialist-1 by taking the Online Trainer-Specialist Certification Course with video or order the DVD home-study program! Our DVD program is now approved for 15 NBCC CEs and 12 IAODAPCA CEUs.

The Anger Management Institute has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors as a CE Provider: ACEP 6577
for Anger Management Trainer-Specialist Certification; other workshops and home-study courses!

Contact: Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-IV:
lynettehoy@gmail.com or 708-341-5438

Anger Management Institute
1200 Harger Rd. Ste 602
Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Anger Management Institute is an NBCC Continuing Education Provider

We are very excited to announce that our Institute has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors as a CE Provider (#6577) for our live workshops and home-study courses! We will be announcing all upcoming workshops and home-study courses very shortly! This is good, good news!

Lynette J. Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-IV
President, Anger Management Institute
2000 Spring Rd., Suite 603
Oak Brook, IL 60523

708-341-5438

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Moody Radio Interview with James Bedell and Steve Yeschek

Is there anything good about anger? Nancy Turner on Moody Radio’s  This is the Day interviewed Steve Yeschek, LCSW and James Bedell, PsyD.   Listen to the interview which will give you a biblical perspective on anger and help you channel your flare ups for the good.


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Steve Yeschek
Steve Yeschek is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He is co-founder of CounselCare Connection, P.C. Steve was the Director of the Rapha Treatment Center in Chicago for nine years and has extensive experience as a professional in the counseling field. He is a Certified Anger Management Specialist-IV, Diplomate, Supervisor and Consultant with the National Anger Management Association and co-presents Anger Management Training conferences. Steve is an experienced life coach, and an Associate Pastor and oversees LifeCARE Ministries at his church, the Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake, Il. Steve has been married for 33 years and has six children and one grandchild.Listen to Steve and James’ interview.
James Bedell
James Bedell, Clinical Psychologist is the Clinical Director of CounselCare Connection, P.C. and the Director of the Testing Division. James is a Certified Anger Management Specialist-IV, Diplomate, Supervisor and Consultant with the National Anger Management Association and a co-presenter of the Anger Management Institute Trainer-Specialist Certification workshops. Dr. Bedell practices out of the Cornerstone Counseling offices in Cary. He is also involved in anger management coaching and consultation. He also oversees the Foundations for Living, a non-profit counseling organization dedicated to helping those with low income receive counseling. He has been married for over 30 years and has three children and one grandchild.
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National Anger Management Association Certification Benefits

Joining and becoming certified by the National Anger Management Association will provide you with national credentials in the anger management field. NAMA is the only professional organization setting standards in anger management led by experts who have been authoring, teaching and doing research in this field for over 20 years.
The Anger Management Institute is encouraging all professionals and leaders in anger management to obtain the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) credential: Certified Anger Management Specialist and to join NAMA. The Anger Management Institute training programs have been approved and endorsed by the National Anger Management Association since 2009. If you have completed one of our training workshops or home-study programs – you qualify for the NAMA: Anger Management Specialist designation.
Dr. Pfeiffer, President of NAMA and Growth Central writes: “Certification by and membership with NAMA offers numerous benefits including:

  • Nationally recognized Anger Management Specialist Certification – this means that you are recognized as having nationally standardized credentials to help you become a local community leader in the field of Anger Management. When you apply for Specialist-I Certification you automatically become a Member of NAMA.
  • Listing in the very popular online NAMA Member & Specialist Directory for referrals and credential check. The NAMA website provides you with an electronic Internet link to your professional community. Through the online Directory it also allows the general public access to search for anger management specialists in their vicinity and for courts, businesses, others needing to refer people to anger management programs. The Directory allows members to check and edit their own listing.
  • Opportunities to network with the top Anger Management professionals and experts in the field.
  • Support NAMA’s continuing efforts with legislative advocacy, marketing, and research to sustain all our Anger Management Programs.

“Unless we organize to represent our own interests in the field of anger management, we will be defined by others whose interests may not correspond with the welfare of the general public or those who work daily to provide these services.”
Dr Rich Pfeiffer, President of the NAMA Board of Directors

Register now for the upcoming May (Wed. evenings or Saturday mornings) Anger Management Trainer-Specialist Certification Workshops! The next 2 day workshops will be held  August 23-24, 2012.

Co-sponsored by the Anger Management Institute and the National Anger Management Association (NAMA).
You can obtain certification as an Anger Management Trainer-Specialist at this live event or take the self-paced DVD home-study program! Certification and presentations are based on the What’s Good About Anger? Third Edition (2010) book and Trainer’s manual geared for a general readership. Live workshops are approved by the:

  • National Board of Certified Counselors for 12 NBCC CEs: Provider ID#SP-1305.
  • National Association of Social Workers for 12 CEUs: Provider ID# 886526264.
  • IAODAPCA for 13 CEUs: program # 10709.
  • Evidence-based programs Read summary by Dr. Bartley here.

Read about the training workshops here
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