Anger Management
Certification Training

Live virtual certification training for those interested providing anger management services.

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Next Training: May 31st - June 2nd, 2024

Anger Management
Certification Training

Are you interested in offering anger management services but don’t feel qualified or prepared?  Anger Management Essentials (AME) is a three-day live certification training for those who are interested in providing anger management services. Anger management classes can be offered by anyone who goes through the three-day training by a National Anger Management Association (NAMA) approved trainer. If you’re a mental health professional, coach, teacher, pastor, addiction counselor or probation counselor, this training would be a great addition to your work.


AME is a NAMA Authorized Certification Program that offers 21 CEs through NASW and CEPA (California Board of Behavioral Sciences). An additional CE is offered via CEPA for completing the one-hour home study course. Anita Avedian, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is a NAMA approved supervisor and trainer who hosts a monthly training. AME not only offers training at various cities and states, but also offers both private and semi-private training sessions for agencies upon request. If you have any questions, please phone Anita Avedian at (818) 426-2495 for more information.

Training Dates

May 31 – June 2, 2024Streaming Live Course via Zoom

July 12 – 14, 2024Streaming Live Course via Zoom

September 13 – 15, 2024Streaming Live Course via Zoom

October 11 – 13, 2024Streaming Live Course via Zoom

November 22 – 24, 2024Streaming Live Course via Zoom

Additional Payments:

Streaming Live Course

Next Class:
Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2, 2024

Time (Day 1): 

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM PDT workshop

(or 10:30 am CT – 7 pm CT)(12:30-1:30 Lunch on your own)

Time (Days 2 and 3):

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT workshop

(or 10:30 am CT – 7 pm CT).(12:30-1:30 Lunch on your own)


$1000 (early bird registration) for the 3-day training.

$1100 thereafter.

**Registration fee includes:

1 adult workbook and 1 teens workbook. **

Virtual – Online

Streamed Live from the comfort of your own home!

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Our graduating class from March, 2023

Hear From Our Past Attendees

About the Trainer

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Anita Avedian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Pasadena, Studio City, Sherman Oaks and Glendale. She graduated with her M.S. in Educational Psychology, and completed two certifications including Employee Assistance Program and Human Resources from California State University of Northridge. 


Anita Avedian is the Director of Anger Management 818 with over 7 locations, helping both self-referred and court-ordered individuals seek help with their aggression.


She is the Founder of Toastmasters for Mental Health Professionals, and the Co-Founder of the California Association of Anger Management Providers, which is currently the California Chapter of the National Anger Management Association (NAMA). Anger Management Essentials is an approved NAMA model which is used for anger management certification.


Visit the About page to read more about Anita and her credentials.

Book Information

Anger Management Essentials: The Facilitator's Manual

The facilitator’s manual is designed to support you with teaching the material within the Anger Management Essentials’ workbook.

Anger Management Essentials

Anger Management Essentials is a workbook to help people with anger issues to manage their aggressive behavior.

Anger Management Essentials – Spanish

Anger Management Essentials es un libro de trabajo para ayudar a las personas con problemas de ira a controlar su comportamiento agresivo.


Workbook for teens to be used by anger management therapists, counselors and other roles who work with teens and their families.

Teen Edition
Spanish Edition

Un libro de trabajo diseñado para ayudar a los adolescentes a controlar el comportamiento agresivo.

Anger Management Essentials – Armenian

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