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Diploma in Anger Management

Total recommended period of study: approx. 4 months or less. Continuous enrolment.
Time limit for completion 12 months.

Cost: £250.00 (including FREE textbook) for self-funding UK students.
Cost for organisational delegates £500 strictly payable in advance (excluding textbook).

Note: This course is for professionals. If you are seeking a self-help anger management certificate course,
for yourself or for your staff or clients, please see our self-help and general anger management course here.

The Diploma in Anger Management provides:

  *  An evidence-based course with authoritative content

*  Upgrade to latest edition of textbook, with more information (344 pages)

  *  Downloadable resources from textbook publisher

  *  Extra collection of handouts issued by UKCHT (subject to availability)

  *  UKCHT study manual to use in conjunction with the set textbook

  * Hard copy, signed and sealed certificate

Method of study 

Textbook study. Written assignments based on textbooks and exercises. Assignment questions are in our PDF course manual
and students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by email.

Course overview

The course contains a complete cognitive-based programme for introducing anger management to clients; teaching
them ways of altering their thoughts, feelings and behaviour; educating them in reducing the impact of triggering
thoughts or events, and improving social skills; developing cognitive and rational coping skills; developing a realistic
philosophy of life; forgiving others; and avoiding recurrence of problem anger.

Different intervention plans are presented that can be used with different client groups, avoiding a “one size fits all”
model. Sample client handouts, information sheets and step-by-step intervention schedules are provided.

Tips for managing the therapist’s own anger are also included: therapy can be a stressful profession. Therapists are only
human and can have similar feelings to clients.

The course provides anger management strategies that can be used for self-referring adults or members of self-help or
support groups.

The course also covers working with non-voluntary clientele (clients referred by employer, courts, police, family, etc.,
adolescents and clients with various complex problems) though further specialist training and/or professional backup
is highly recommended for “difficult” categories such as offenders.

Approaches include the SMART model (Kassinove/Tafrate), ACT, mindfulness, and CBT. Scripts and worksheets  are available for ready use.

Entry criteria and suitability 

This course is for therapists, counsellors, coaches, teachers and other helping professionals who would like a source of
practical knowledge for helping clients to control and manage their anger.  It is suitable for one-to-one practice or as a resource for group leaders.

The course may also be taken for personal interest though it is an academic course and is not meant for people who
currently have a significant anger management problem. This course is not a substitute for having professional
counselling or psychotherapy. If anger is a problem for you now, consult a professional therapist or psychologist.
A visit to your doctor might also be advisable as mood changes may be linked to various medical conditions, especially
if the problem developed suddenly.


Successful graduates will receive the Diploma in Anger Management awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which
is a private UK qualification. The course is accredited by ACCPH.

We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at any time.

Course textbook:

Kassinove, Howard and Tafrate, Raymond Chip. The Practitioner’s Guide to Anger Management.
Impact Publishers, 2019

UK students will receive a free copy of this textbook.


You may start at any time of year

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