Anger Management Program

This course is for individuals trying to manage the expression of anger outside the home.

Course Details
Classes meet once a week for 1 1/2 hours
Fees are on a sliding scale not to exceed $30 per week.
Voluntary Anger Management Program Fee: $100 up front
Class materials are provided
Please call for schedule (813) 933-8865
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How is Anger Management Different from Domestic Violence?

The experience of anger found in partners that are intimately involved can be very complicated.  Once physical and emotional abuse is integrated into the patterns, habits, and behaviors of a family, it is dramatically more difficult to stop.  In stark contrast, when an explosive altercation occurs with a co-worker, neighbor or distant acquaintance, addressing the triggers and identifying state or trait issues is more specific and typically does not involve the depth taken in a domestic violence program.

Class Length, Cost & Materials

Anger Management is a 12 topic program that meets once a week for 1 1/2 hours. Class materials are provided, to include handouts and books. State Trait Anger Expression Scale (STAXI) results are used in collaboration with the client to tailor course goals to those of the participant. Video and audio class topics are available for check out. Fees are on a sliding scale not to exceed $30 per week.
If you wish to participate on a voluntary basis, there is a fee of $100 up front.

Course Content

  • Understanding Personality and Temperament
  • Handling Difficult People, Topics or Situations
  • Dealing with Anticipated Negative Events
  • Identifying Crisis and the Stressors that Limit Appropriate Response
  • Overcoming the Four Types of Criticism
  • Limiting the Impact of Score-Carding and Non-Verbal Feedback
  • How to Minimize Reactivity and Promote Responsiveness
  • Understanding the Six Relational Needs
  • Promoting Expectancy and Healthy Communications Styles
  • Dealing with Bozo and High-Risk Situations

Anger Management Course Topics

  • Managing the Expression of Anger Constructively
  • Dealing with Suppressed Anger
  • Learning about Negative Stress and Managing its Impact
  • Dealing with Anticipated Negative Events
  • Differences between Reacting Versus Responding
  • Understanding Aggressive, Passive and Assertive Styles
  • How Negative Self – Talk Increases Reactivity
  • Learning the Difference between Adapting or Coping
  • Learning the Six Conflict Styles
  • Dealing with Negative, Hostile, or Demanding People
  • Stress Reduction Techniques
  • Advanced Problem-Solving Techniques
  • The Nine Characteristics of Healthy Relationships
  • The Emotional Battery Exercise
  • Seven Types of Partnerships