Anger Management Evaluation includes clinical interviews, review of relevant background information, and standardized evaluation tools.
A licensed psychiatrist conducts this evaluation. It aims to study the cognitive and emotional factors that may affect a person’s ability to deal with anger. It identifies people with overly aggressive conflict resolution strategies, emotional management deficits, or angry outburst habit patterns.
- What you need to bring:
- Your government-issued ID card or driver’s license
- Evaluation fee (money order only)
The first appointment, generally documentation, usually takes about 30 minutes. You will then be scheduled for an anger management evaluation later, which takes approximately 60 minutes. The evaluation is a one-on-one interview with a qualified clinician. In most cases, you will receive treatment recommendations at the end of the conversation.
Techniques for expressing yourself aggressively
Anger can be your ally in building a happier, healthier, and more productive life. To rebuild your anger and turn it into self-confidence, you need to think a little bit.
Contrary to aggressiveness, self-confidence is direct communication without resentment or irony—usually a firm and gentle expression. Here are some strategies:
- Ask yourself what you want to achieve. Do you want to be heard, or do you want to crush another person? Do you want to change or revenge?
- Use I-sentences to express your feelings. It is okay to say that you are angry, but why not soften it a little and say, “I am a little angry at what just happened” or “I am frustrated with what you said.”
- Know what’s wrong-don’t go around the bushes. For example, you can say, “I was angry when you said I was fat” or “I was angry that you did not pay the bill.”
- Tell me what will happen in the future. For example, you can say, “Let’s make a plan to ensure that the trash is removed without arguing,” or “Do you mind taking over the shopping list? I’m just not good at it.”
- Always keep your tone of voice polite. No one likes to be yelled at; as the volume increases, messages will be lost.
- Respectfully. No rolling eyes, pointing, cursing, teaching, or sighing.