Why are anger management classes ordered by the court for some people? Is there a difference between someone who attends an anger control program for personal development and someone who is mandated? These are some of the most common questions I get asked when providing anger management courses.
The reality is that someone who is court ordered to attend an anger management classes is really no different than the individual who is attending on their own. The variable that separates the two types of clients is that the person who is coming on their own just hasn't created a legal problem for themselves...yet.
I think that the stigma associated with going to anger management class is almost gone. Anger classes are a great way to gain skills to help improve relationships both with friends and loved ones as well as at work or school.
If you are court ordered or mandated to take a class, then the court will usually designate how long the classes should be, which are ordinarily about 10-26 hours, in most cases. If you are coming to classes for personal enrichment, then I would encourage about 8-12 courses to complete a quality curriculum.
Court ordered classes can be finished both by in person anger management classes
or by a trusted online anger management class
provider. Same rules apply, I would suggest taking the number of hours ordered by the court or an 8 to 12 hour online anger class.
So what should participants expect to learn? Anger management seminars live or online commonly teach skills in communication, stress management, forgiveness, empathy and emotional awareness, and improving judgment and impulse control.
There is no quick fix in gaining control over anger. Anger management is a skill that takes practice over time. The classes will commonly educate the customer on the changes that need to made and the new skills that can be practiced.