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 email Anita Avedian at for more information.

Streaming Live Course
Date: Friday, February 10 - Sunday, February 12, 2023

Time (Day 1):   8:30 AM – 5:00 PM PDT workshop, (or 10:30 am Central time - 7 pm Central time).
                       (12:30-1:30 Lunch on your own)

Time (Day 2, 3): 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT workshop, (or 10:30 am Central time - 7 pm Central time).
                       (12:30-1:30 Lunch on your own)

Cost:       $1000 (early bird registraion) for the 3-day training. $1100 thereafter.
                **Registration fee includes: 1 adult workbook and 1 teens workbook. **

Sherman Oaks, CA

Date: Thursday, April 20 – Saturday, April 22, 2023

Time: 8:45 am Registration. 9 am - 5 pm Training. Lunch from 12:30-1:30 pm.

Fee: $1100 early bird/ $1200 thereafter
         **Registration fee includes: 1 adult workbook and 1 teens workbook. **

Sherman Oaks, CA
15233 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1208
Sherman Oaks, California 91403

Virtual - Online - Streamed Live from the comfort of your own home!
Our graduating class from June, 2020

Virtual - Online - Streamed Live from the comfort of your own home!


February 10-12, 2023 Streaming Live Course - Via Zoom

March 24 -26, 2023 Streaming Live Course - Via Zoom

April 20 - 22, 2023 Sherman Oaks, CA

May 19 -21, 2023 Streaming Live Course - Via Zoom

International Training

* Istanbul, Turkey  (please check back for dates)
* Tel-Aviv, Israel (please check back for dates)
* Toronto, Canada (please check back for dates)

California MFT's, LCSW's, and LPCC's: 21  CE’s are offered. CAMFT Provider # 128471
NASW provider (coming soon). Check with me for CE approval.

In the three day anger management training, participants will receive an understanding of implementing an anger management program.  They will receive an overview of anger and aggression, and will learn the specific skills and tools to teach clients for the different issues pertaining to anger.

Learning objectives

1- Participants will be able to use six anger management tools to treat aggressive clients through the training.
2- When screening during an intake, participant will be able to assess whether the client will benefit from an anger management program through the tips discussed during the workshop.
3- Participant will be able to prepare a progress report for both the courts and the workplace.
4- When dealing with disruptions, participant will integrate strategies to manage a cohesive group.
5- Participants will incorporate activities through experiential learning in the training to treat aggressive clients.
6- Participants will demonstrate both group and individual facilitation skills through mock sessions.

Participants will receive:

1- Client workbooks (adult and teen);  
2- The Facilitator's Manual (soft copy);
3- Many clinical tools to be used for each individual or group session;
4- Resources for the various anger management assessment tools; 
5- Four opportunities to practice group and one on one facilitating during the training; and
6- Business forms and paperwork that is requested from the courts (soft copy is also provided).

This training does NOT cover:
1- Marketing your practice, consultation, advertising tips; or
2- CAAMP or NAMA membership fees.

Accommodations - If you have a disability, and need accommodations, please email Anita at

Refund policy- visit for the refund policy. 
Or request via writing. 

Grievance-  If you have questions or concerns, please do so in writing to Anita Avedian at Your concerns will be addressed within 7 business days. 

Anger Management Certification in Los Angeles

Anger Management Certification in the Bay Area

March 2019 Grauduation
Graduating class of March 2019 - Las Vegas

Contact Info

Glendale, CA
655 North Central Avenue. 17th Floor
Glendale, CA 91203

Sherman Oaks, CA
15233 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1208
Sherman Oaks, California 91403

Phone: (818) 426-2495
Fax: (818) 783-2927

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About the Trainer


Anita Avedian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Beverly Hills, Tarzana, 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. Her specialties include working with relationships, anger, anxiety, and addictions.

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