This document is designed to show an attorney, judge, human resource representative
or other referral source how the AngerClassOnline.com learning model works and what
is required to receive a certificate of completion of our program.
Our parent organization AJ Novick Group (www.ajnovickgroup.com)
is one of the leading global providers of anger management programs in the world.
AngerClassOnline.com was designed and developed to be the highest quality online
anger management class available. It is a distance learning program that teaches
skills in eight core areas:
The eight tools of anger management include:
Tool One – Dealing with stress. This tool teaches skills in effective
stress management strategies to help reduce physical, mental and emotional signs
Tool Two – Empathy Development. Teaches skills in emotional intelligence
and empathy. Empathy is the ability to feel what another person feels. Empathy skills
reduce anger responses.
Tool Three – Respond instead of React. Teaches ways to deal with
situations using better judgment and impulse control. Not reacting to situations
can often be a valuable tool in dealing with difficult situations or people.
Tool Four – Change Self-Talk. Changing self-talk can help us become
more positive as well as develop more positive outcomes in our lives. Proven techniques
and methods explored
Tool Five – Assertive Communication. An exploration of harmful
communication styles and a detailed discussion of the effectiveness of being assertive.
Training in expressing feelings and needs.
Tool Six – Adjust Those Expectations. Managing expectations can
help reduce frustration. Clients are exposed to 5 skills for managing expectations
Tool Seven – Forgive, but don't forget. This chapter explores effective
ways for forgiving others while not giving up your rights as a person.
Tool Eight – Retreat and Think Things Over. This chapter explores
the “freeze frame” technique as well as the concept of “staying
in the box” to calm down.
This website contains several hundred pages of information and is delivered in the
form of an online classroom, where videos, content, quizzes, multi-media presentations,
and email exchanges are provided. This course is considered interactive and comprehensive.
The program is a psycho-educational learning experience with the intent of teaching
concrete skills in the above areas
AngerClassOnline.com was created by Ari Novick, Ph.D., founder of the AJ Novick Group. Dr. Novick is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified anger management provider for both adults and adolescents. Other approvals, in association with Century Anger Management include CFAAP (IN-06-745-0112) . Dr. Novick is also a past adjunct professor of psychology at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Dr. Novick is also a published author of two well known books in the field of anger management, Anger Management in the Twenty-first Century and Anger Management in the Twenty-first Century for Adolescents.
Students of this online anger management class have certain responsibilities:
- All students are required to participate in class sessions. These sessions have
both content, multi-media and quizzes within those sessions. In order for a student
to progress to the next section of material, they must pass all quizzes. This ensures
that each student learns the necessary information and is ready to review a new
set of materials.
- All sessions are timed. Students can not simply click through pages and take the
quizzes without comprehending the material. The program is set up for the average
reader (150 words per minute). Students are required to complete each session which
mimics a live in person session.
- To receive a certificate of completion signed by Dr. Ari Novick, all students must
pass a 50 question final exam with a passing score of 70%. Unlike most live classes,
we require competency of materials and believe that a final exam is a fair way to
achieve this goal.
- All students can print out a “proof of enrollment” form when they sign up for the
course, but all certificate of completions are signed by Dr. Novick personally with
a stamp of authenticity. If this stamp is not on the certificate, the certificate
is not valid.
- Any court official may request, at no charge, a complementary copy of our anger
management curriculum. We will also allow any court official who wishes to view
our program to call our office and we will set up a guest user registration at no
Why is AngerClassOnline.com a superior way of completing an anger management class
- Online education has become of the most acceptable ways of completing educational
requirements as evidenced through almost all major universities offering online
- There are several advantages to taking our online anger management vs. a face to
face class. Some of these advantages to the client include:
- A reduction of cost to the client vs. a face to face program. Our program is about
½ the cost of a live program.
- Our program is self-paced and can be taken from any internet based computer 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week.
- Participants do not have the excuse that they couldn’t find a class close to work
- Participants will not loose wages from work because the classes can be worked on
during lunch hours or during breaks.
- Interaction with the client is much easier because it is not in a group setting;
therefore individual questions and requests can be answered on a one/one basis.
Can Dr. Ari Novick, Ph.D. be contacted by a court official or other representative
to verify this program?
Yes, Dr. Novick can be reached at (949) 715-2694 or by email at