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Anger Management Certification FAQs

Boss shouting at employees in an officeFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Welcome to the FAQs section for the Anger Management Specialist Certification program. This area is provided to you as a source of information that may be more clarified, related to questions you may have in regards to our certification program. Information regarding recertification, as well as information about our online continuing education courses, is also provided. We highly recommend that you first thoroughly review all of the information on our website, under the main page for Anger Management Specialist Certification. Access main page.

If after reviewing all of the provided information and this FAQs section, any other questions may be addressed by completing our request for information form online here. Thank you for your interest in our Anger Management Specialist certification and education program.

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What is Certification?

Answer: Certification is a voluntary process  provided by via an organization that through its qualified advisory boards develops comprehensive and quality standards for the practice of a type of specialty. The developed standards address high quality requirements for the practice of a certain specialty. The defined standards outline educational and/or practice requirements, any required prerequisites, and the need to adhere to a defined code of ethics for the practice specialty. Certification is different than any type of licensing. Certification is one means by which professionals may be publicly recognized as achieving a high level of education, knowledge base and practice skills for a certain healthcare related specialty. Certification also assists employer organizations and clients in their assessment of appropriate qualifications for candidates seeking positions in organizations and/or involved in private practices. It is commonly held that certification through an organization is fast becoming a “gold standard” for specialty practices. Certification testifies and provides a verification of defined educational requirements, adherence to a solid code of ethics, and in many instances prerequisites of practice experience for the practice in a variety of fields.


What Are the Criteria/standards I Will Need to Meet to Achieve Certification?

Answer: The educational criteria and standards are well and clearly defined within our website. Please access our main page to preview these requirements. Access here.


May I Apply for and Be Conferred Certification if I Have Been Practicing in the Area of Anger Management in a Clinical Setting or Private Practice With Out They Need to Meet the Educational Requirements?

Answer: No. The Board that oversees the development and approval of defined criteria and standards for certification will not consider any practice experience as meeting requirements in full. This decision was made as those who are already in a health care practices have varied and different experiences related to this specialty and there is no insured uniformity that all who have practiced this specialty have the same knowledge base and skills attainment. The evaluation of one’s past practice experiences in health care practices is highly variable and subjective. As such, the Board has developed objective criteria/standards for the conferral of certification. For these reasons, practice experience without the attainment of education will not be considered as fulfilling criteria and standards for our certification. AIHCP Education program: access link.


Over the Years, I Have Completed Many Seminars and Continuing Education Courses Related to Anger Management. Will These Apply Toward the Education Requirements for Certification?

Answer: Please send in any transcript for review to determine if they can be utilized and an AIHCP course waived. You can contact us here.


What is the Major Practice Focus of a Certified Anger Management Specialist?

Answer: a certified health care life coach, as defined by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc, is a previously licensed or certified health care professional who has achieved a high level of education, knowledge and skills in the following areas;

  1. anger management counseling/consulting,
  2. conflict resolution,
  3. assessment of client anger,
  4. therapeutic interventions in anger management,
  5. issues in child anger, and
  6. anger in the workplace.

Certified Anger Management specialists work with individual clients and/or groups of clients who are seeking help and interventions for uncontrollable and/or persistent anger issues. They also assist clients or groups who are undergoing extreme situational conflicts and require interventions and mediation for conflict resolution.

They provide expert assessment of anger and conflict issues and work with the client or clients to develop a specific plan of action and interventions to work through the anger to outcomes of anger resolution or more effective and productive ways of dealing with anger. They work with a wide variety of modalities to assist clients, including but not limited to; talk therapies, role playing, relaxation techniques, cognitive behavior interventions, effective communication skill building, spiritually based interventions, family dynamics enhancement and much more. They are a guide, coach, educator and a support system to the clients that they work with.

Certified Anger Management specialists frequently work with clients who have a comorbid condition, including but not limited to, substance abuse, situations of domestic violence, dysfunctional grief, depression, anxiety disorders, bullying, work place conflicts, family dysfunctions and conflicts, and in any situation where clients are experiencing a coexisting condition or situation that is contributing to the problems of unmanageable anger.


Where Do Certified Anger Management Specialists Practice?

Answer: Anger Management Specialist practice in many varied settings today. The services of well trained/educated anger management specialist in health care are in much demand throughout our country and throughout the world. Curriculum preparing health care professionals today will typically include basic education/skills training to assist clients, but frequently not in depth enough to work with cases of extreme anger resulting in more serious dysfunctions in clients. As such there is a real need to provide more comprehensive and advanced education in anger management to health care professionals so that they may work to help those with more sever issues learn to manage anger in productive, healthy and acceptable ways.

Anger Management Specialists practice in many areas directly related to health care delivery and in some cases, indirectly related. They frequently practice in professional behavioral health care practices, in acute care settings, in psychiatric units or hospitals, in outpatient care settings, behavioral health care clinics, managed care organizations, in social agency settings, in rehabilitation centers, in schools, churches, and by incorporating their skills/knowledge in anger management directly into their current licensed health care practices. They can be found practicing in any setting where care services are provided or are available.


What is the Process for Achieving This Certification?

Answer: There is a two-phase process. In order to provide clear and sufficient information on the process we have developed a separate page that defines the process. You may access this information on the certification process at this link: click here.


How Can I Submit an Application?

Answer: Making application is easy. We provide an online application form and a printable application form as well. Those wishing to make application can find these forms at this link. Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed. All applications that are submitted must include all required documents and verification as specified for review and consideration of certification conferral. Before making any application, you must meet the defined pre-requisites for a given program and have successfully completed the full continuing education curriculum, or a curriculum from a program that AIHCP, Inc. has officially approved.


After Certification is There a Recertification Process?

Answer: Yes. The American Institute of Health Care Professionals provides a full program for recertification. Detailed information on the criteria to be recertified, after the four-year initial certification period, is provided on our website. Access here.


I Am Currently Certified by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals as a Anger Management Specialist. I Know I Am Required to Achieve Additional Education in Order to Qualify for Recertification in the Future. Do You Offer Any Continuing Education Courses That I May Take to Meet My Recertification Requirements?

Answer: Yes, we offer recertification CE courses. You can view them all by category at the following link.  Access here.


Do You Have Any Testimonials From Professionals Who Have Become Certified Through Your Programs?

Answer: Yes. We have a testimonials page on our website that you may view at the following link. Access Here.