Anger Management Guru Says That Emotional Intelligence Is an Alternative to Couples Counseling
Added: (Sat Jan 09 2010)
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During the last three years, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of client requests for emotional intelligence/anger management for marital conflicts. In addition, Psychologists, Employee Assistance Professionals, Clinical Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists are referring couples that are considered poor candidates for couple counseling to emotional intelligence classes.
Emotional intelligence assessments are easy to administer, easy to score and provide everything needed to teach skills in self-awareness, self-control, self-esteem, empathy, communication, social awareness, decision making and many other skills that are crucial to positive interpersonal relationships. Following the twelve-session model, post-tests can be used to determine the level of skill acquisition.
A combination of individual and couple sessions, along with client workbooks, CDs, DVDs, Posters and experiential exercises can be used to teach couples skill enhancement in emotional intelligence.
Anderson & Anderson will soon schedule a series of eight-hour continuing education training seminars for psychotherapists and couple counselors interested in gaining an understanding of this new intervention. Each participant will be asked to complete the Emotional Intelligence/Personal Skills assessment as if he/she were a client. Training and role-playing exercises will be given to each participant and the group as a whole.
Those who are interested are encouraged to visit the Anderson & Anderson web site to learn more about its Emotional Intelligence/Anger Management program. The Anderson & Anderson headquarters is located in West Los Angeles, in the Brentwood district. The phone number is 310-207-3591.
George Anderson, BCD, LCSW
Anderson & Anderson, A.P.C.