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Anger Management




What will an

Anger Management Group

 do for you?



It will help you:

  • Measure your toxic anger levels
  • Understand your anger and the function it plays for you
  • Consider the costs of your anger for your health and well-being and relationships
  • Learn what the experts say about anger
  • Gain self awareness about your personality and temperament
  • Learn about the interaction of your personality type with that of others
  • Learn to accept differences in the way you and others approach life
  • Get in charge of your anger
  • Help you manage anger in your relationships
  • Understand the role of "trigger thoughts" and how to replace these with "coping thoughts"
  • Learn stress reduction/relaxation techniques
  • Develop new communication skills based on active listening and empathy
  • Assert your needs without resorting to aggression or passivity for greater effectiveness and satisfaction at home, work and in the community
  • Plan and strategize for provocative situations
  • Help your children manage their anger
  • "Let go" of old hurts and consider how forgiveness could be an option
  • Gain compassion for yourself



The group will be run by a highly experienced clinician in counseling around relationship problems, emotional distress, communication skills, rage and anger--Karita M. Hummer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.

It will run with a combination of: group process discussion, education and, between sessions, homework.

Sessions are scheduled to start May 1, 2008 and will be on Tuesday evenings for 1-1/2 hours from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: 475 North First Street, rear, second floor, San Jose, CA 95112. (Near Civic Center)



Cost is $250, including intake fee.

If you take both the Anger Management and the Divorce groups, the cost is $375.



Based on the work of Matthew McKay, Ph.D. and Peter Rogers, Ph.D., Frank Lachman, Ph.D. and Doyle Gentry, Ph.D.



Purchase of two books is required:

  •  ANGER CONTROL WORKBOOK, Matthew McKay, Ph.D.  and Peter Rogers, Ph.D., $12.21
  •  ANGER FREE, Doyle Gentry, Ph.D., $12



To register or inquire, please:

Please leave your name, phone number and the name of the group (Anger or Divorce or both).  We will then contact you for the next steps. Thank you.                                               


For a selection of books on Anger Management, visit my bookshelf on the subject at Powell's Books                          

   Remember to click back when visiting my bookshelf at Powells just below bookshelf symbol in upper right hand corner,  where it says:  Return to                  





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