Road rage, rape, murder and child abuse are just a few of the many tragedies our society suffers as a result of anger and violence. Understanding the cause and effect relationship between anger and violence can help us diffuse turbulent situations before they turn violent. Violence is often the result of anger that is left unchecked. The first step to learning to curb feelings of anger is to discover the root cause of one’s anger. The purpose of our Anger Management Program is to help individuals lean how to identify, understand, and diffuse anger before it turns into violence.
The Anger Management Map
The Conover Company created the Anger Management Map as an evidence-based assessment for anger management. The Anger Management Map, a core assessment in our Anger Management Program, scales individuals based on six of the most basic factors related to controlling one’s anger.
The Six Scales
- Interpersonal Assertion – A personal communication skill indicated by the direct, honest, and appropriate expression of thoughts, feelings and behavior.
- Interpersonal Aggression – A personal communication style which violates, overpowers, dominates, or discredits the other person’s rights, thoughts, feelings or behaviors.
- Interpersonal Deference – A personal communication style which is indirect, self-inhibiting, self-denying and ineffectual for accurate expression of thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
- Stress Management – The ability to positively manage stress and anxiety.
- Empathy – The ability to accurately understand and accept another person’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
- Change Orientation – The degree of motivation and readiness for change in specific skill areas.
The Benefits of Online Assessments
These six skill areas represent the most fundamental aspects of anger management and are the basis for both the assessment component and the skill enhancement system. Our new online version of the Anger Management Program is designed to electronically link the assessment component to the skill enhancement component. For those individuals who wish to use their own intervention tools, our skill enhancement system can be turned off. After intervention has been completed, the post-assessment can be used to document the learner’s progress and skill acquisition.
Our Anger Management Program is the tool of choice for identifying the root cause of anger and for providing intervention strategies that work when learning to manage one’s anger.