Anger Management Assessments
If you have been ordered by the court, or recommended by your spouse or an attorney to receive an anger management assessment, please read the following information about this service, which I can provide.
The assessment takes on average 90 minutes to complete. The fee is $250. It consists of two parts: a self-reported questionnaire (which takes between 15 to 30 minutes), and a clinical interview (one hour).
- The questionnaire used is The Novaco Anger Scale and Provocation Inventory (NAS-PI), a two-part self-inventory designed to assess anger as a problem of psychological functioning and physical health. The first part of the questionnaire is the Novaco Anger Scale. It consists of 60 items, (which focus on how an individual experiences anger), organized in four subscales: Cognitive (COG), Arousal (ARO), Behavioral (BEH), and Anger Regulation (REG).
The second-part of the questionnaire, the Provocation Inventory, contains 25 items that focus on the kind of situations that lead to anger in five content areas: Disrespectful Treatment, Unfairness, Frustration, Annoying Traits of Others, and Irritations.
- The clinical interview will focus on identifying and discussing the client’s coping mechanisms, attitude towards various sources of stress and frustration, thought processes utilized in solving problems and addressing conflict, access to a support systems, and means of self-care.
After the assessment is completed, the results are analyzed and a formal statement will be provided to the client along with recommendations. This process takes seven days to complete.
In order to make an appointment for an assessment, the payment is due when the assessment is scheduled. If the person misses the scheduled appointment and wants to reschedule the assessment, the client is expected to pay the $250 fee again.