Anger management classes are taken for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they are taken for personal growth, other times they are taken because the court required the class. Anger classes are also sometimes taken prior to a court order to show the court that one is taking proactive steps to remedy a problem before an order is handed down.
Most judges who require court ordered anger management classes will specify the duration of the class, such as an 8, 12, 16, 26 session class, etc. If the court did not specify, then we recommend contacting the court or your local probation department for clarification. If you still can't get an answer, then taking a class around 8 or 12 sessions is fairly typical and common.
Whether you are taking the class for a court requirement or simply for personal growth, anger management classes are a great way to gain new skills to help internpersonal relationships. Take advance of the opportunity and enbrace the situation. You might be pleasantly surprised at when you learn.
Ari Novick, Ph.D. is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified anger management provider for both adults and adolescents. Click here for more free information on anger management classes
Dr. Ari Novick is a psychotherapist who provides world class online anger management classes