Emerge started offering Anger Management services in 2002. Our program at Emerge offers similar information that is presented in our Abuser Education groups, and the program is designed for:
- People who have been violent in a barroom brawl or other fights with strangers
- People who have resisted arrest and gotten into fights with police officers where the arrest charge was not domestically violent in nature
- People who have road rage issues
- People who have low-grade anger toward everyone, but are not abusive in their relationships
- People who have been required to complete an anger management group by the court or child protective services (DSS)
The Anger Management program is not suitable for people who are abusive in intimate partner relationships. Abuse in a relationship can include the use of anger. People enrolled in the Abuser Education group may also participate in the Anger Management program if they have anger issues outside of their intimate partner relationships.
Emerge conducts phone screenings of people who are interested in anger management services in order to give an initial determination of appropriateness.
The Emerge Anger Management program consists of 14 sessions, and is offered in individual or group sessions depending on enrollment numbers. There are separate sessions for men and women.