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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Will County Court Approval for Anger Management Institute Program

Some good news from one of our recently certified Anger Management Trainer-Specialists:
“HI Lynette,
I received approval from Will County Court.  I sent the What’s Good About Anger? curriculum to Chief Judge Kinney, he reviewed it, and sent me approval.  I will be ordering the group curriculum, which is 10 books and the 12-wk workbook that I can duplicate soon.

Thanks, Tammy”

Lynette J. Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V
President: Anger Management Institute and CounselCare Connection, P.C.
1200 Harger Rd. Suite 602
Oak Brook, IL 60523
708.341.5438 (cell)

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News: What’s Good About Anger program is ‘evidence-based’…

I talked with Dr. Jim Bedell today. He said that the outcome studies he has completed so far show that the What’s Good About Anger program is ‘evidence-based’. The pre and post tests have been statistically significant in about the .5 range. He is still doing studies on participants in our groups and will be working with a statistician – providing a summary for the web site and those interested in the specifics of the results.

Lynette J. Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-IV

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The World Needs Anger..

“The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn’t angry enough.” Bede Jarrett

Today our troops killed Osama Bin Laden – the terrorist who has the blood of thousands of Americans, internationals, women and children on his hands. Today justice was done. Today an evil man has been destroyed.

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Anger Management Podcast by Rev. Ric Hardison

Listen to this Podcast on Anger Management from WCHS Radio 58 – ASK THE EXPERT – with one of our own Certified Anger Management Trainer/Specialists:  West Virginia

Rev. Ric Hardison, LPC, BCPCC, CAMS-I
Charleston, WV 25301
304-346-9689, ext. 16


CounselCare Connection, P.C. – Anger Management Institute
2000 Spring Road, Suite 603 – Oak Brook, IL 60523


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The Healing Power of Forgiveness By Ray Pritchard

Few Christians realize nearly every problem in life stems from an unwillingness to forgive someone. When we hold grudges, seek retribution, and blame others, we end up hurting our relationships with God and peopleand shortcircuit our ability to live the Christian live the way its meant to be lived.

Why is forgiveness so difficult at times? Must we forgive when its the other persons fault? How should we handle repeat offenses? What if we feel we cant forgive because weve been hurt so badly?

Dr. Pritchard answers these questions and more by pointing to Gods example as the Supreme Forgiver. When we learn to forgive in the way He forgives, then we’ll know true freedom, peace, and emotional healing.

Read more on the Keep Believing Web site.
Sermon series: Total Forgiveness.

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When We Stop Playing Games by Ray Pritchard

The call came from an old friend, someone I have known for over 40 years. His marriage was in serious trouble, and more importantly, he saw clearly that unless he changed from the inside out, what happened to his marriage wouldn’t really matter. His wife wasn’t the problem, although she has her issues to deal with, and his rocky marriage was only a symptom of deeper problems. “It’s not her fault. She’s not the issue, I’m the issue. For a long time I’ve been struggling with my anger. I’ve decided that I can’t go on this way. A long time ago I had a close relationship with the Lord and I’d like to get it back. I know that forgiveness is a huge issue in my life and when I drink, that’s when my anger seems to come out and I end up saying stupid things and hurting my wife.”
Everything he said was true. Nothing was exaggerated or blown out of proportion. “I’ve decided to go see the pastor of the church we’ve started attending. How much should I tell him about our marriage? I’m not trying to hide anything, I don’t want to focus on my wife when I’ve got to deal with my own problems.” Just tell the pastor… Click here to read the rest of this blog post by Pastor Ray Pritchard.

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Envy, Anger and Forgiveness

Listen to this new podcast by Pastor Ray Pritchard: Envy, Anger and Forgiveness

For more resources visit

Lynette J. Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-IV
CounselCare Connection, P.C. – Anger Management Institute
2000 Spring Road, Suite 603 – Oak Brook, IL 60523
630-368-1880, ext.1 

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