The Novick’s Meet President Clinton

Well, this last weekend was a real treat. In addition to attending one of the most amazing charitable events I’ve even seen, my wife and I also were also able to meet President Clinton. Such a charismatic and extraordinary man. The event was for the Starkey Foundation in St. Paul, MN and was a spectacular venue.  This organization does incredible work and I was so impressed with everything they do to help children around the world with hearing loss.  It was a real honor to attend this event.
Novick's Meet President Clinton Talks About Fan Conduct Class and Ari Novick

In today’s issue of the, Jacob Klinger interviews Dr. Ari Novick about his fan conduct class program and it’s usage in both the NFL and MLS leagues.  The article mostly focuses on it’s usage for Major League Soccer.  To date there have been no repeat offenders take the class, which is a great sign of success of the program.  Read the full story here

AJ Novick Group Re-Approved By Orange County Probation Department

The AJ Novick Group, Inc., founded by Dr. Ari Novick has been providing court and probation approved anger management, parenting and theft education programs for several years.  For the 9th year in a row, the Orange County Probation Department has re-approved the AJ Novick Group to continue to collaborate with Probation and continue to provide these valuable services to the community and the legal system.

Approval from the probation department in Orange County, California is important because anyone who needs to take a court approved program for anger management, parenting or theft education must take the class from their “Approved Probation Provider List”.

While you do not need to have a court requirement to take a program from Ari Novick, Ph.D. or one of his talented instructors, classes can also be taken simply for self-growth and improvement.

All of our classes are geared to be upbeat and enjoyable, but at the same time offer a quality learning experience.  Class sizes are limited to 10 students per class.  Please call to let us know if you would like to attend a class 949-715-2694.

All classes are based in beautiful downtown Laguna Beach, CA.  Come enjoy the sun and gain some new skills too.

Ari Novick Recently Interviewed On MSNBC “Caught On Camera”

Dr. Ari Novick was recently featured on the 100th anniversary of MSNBC show “Caught on Camera”.  The show featured Dr. Novick as an anger management expert discussing some of America’s most angry outbursts caught on camera by others who witnessed the event first hand.  Dr. Novick was able to discuss and give expert opinion on why people behave badly.

Some of the vignettes included episodes of road rage, fast food ordering gone bad, and other displays of public aggression.  Shortly we will feature a video segment of the show on this topic.  Caught on Camera is a documentary style show and each episode new experts are brought on for each episode to discuss their viewpoints of the topics being covered.  The episode Dr. Novick was featured highlighted why people behave badly.  A topic that is interesting to almost anyone.

Dr. Ari Novick Talks About Disruptive Physician Behavior on Medscape

‘Disruptive’ Physicians Can Receive Treatment

Marcia Frellick
Slamming a portable X-ray machine into a wall in front of a patient. Screaming at a nurse. Throwing instruments. Death threats.

All of these infractions are reasons physicians have been referred by hospitals, medical boards, and even their own attorneys to programs that assess their behavior and work with them to correct it.

Read more about disruptive physician behavior and programs in this interesting article.

Ari Novick Talks About Alcohol Awareness Month

For those that didn’t know, April is Alcohol Awareness month in the United States as designated by the U.S. Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), to raise awareness about the problem of alcohol abuse.   Alcohol abuse affects millions of Americans each year.  According to MADD, every 90 seconds someone is involved in a drunk driving related accident.  That is scary to me.

The basic problem with alcohol is that it affects our judgement and impulse control.  Simply put, we don’t make good decisions when we are intoxicated and we end up behaving in ways we wouldn’t had we been sober.  Alcohol also acts as a depressive.  It makes us feel more calm and relaxed, but the side effect is that it can become addictive and it doesn’t allow us to really experience our emotions fully.

Most of my clients who experience problems with alcohol say drinking helps then “not deal” with how they are feeling.  If they are anxious, angry, sad or feeling some other unpleasant emotion the drinking helps to mask those emotions.  What’s the problem with that?  The problem is that if one doesn’t learn how to process how they really feel, then becoming addicted to alcohol or drugs become that much easier.

So in the spirit of becoming more educated about alcohol, consider taking a short program online, or attend a few AA classes.  You might be surprised at what you learn.  Becoming clean from alcohol might open your eyes to becoming closer with family and friends and help the healing process in your life.

Dr. Ari Novick – Alcohol Awareness Classs and Drug Education Online

Understanding how alcohol and drugs impacts us is serious business.  Both children and adults are often misinformed as it relates to understanding the effects of drugs and alcohol.  Dr. Ari Novick has put together seveal online programs the educate students about alcohol awareness and drug education.  The classes are taught in a online format and are broken down by chapters.  The classes are presented in an easy to understand and enjoyable format.

The classes are part of the AJ Novick Group’s online portfolio of classes.  These programs are commonly taken for personal growth or for a court or legal requirement, such as a DUI or MIP.  The online format works well for a lot of people because the classes can be taken anytime from any location and from any device.  Students of these online alcohol awareness programs or drug education classes will walk away with new knowledge about these topics but also learn some new coping skills to better combat issues related to peer pressure and maintaining good stress management skills to stay clean and sober.

The programs come in different lengths, such as 8 hours, 12, 16, 20, 24 and 32.  Dr. Novick designed the classes for both the general public, but also for employers and students.  For more information, simply visit our website by clicking the link above, or contact Ari Novick, Ph.D. at 949 715-2694

Dr. Ari Novick’s Parenting Classes

Dr. Ari Novick provides both in person parenting and co-parenting classes that are court approved by the Orange County Probation Department as well as online programs that are taken by clients all around the United States.  Parenting is one of life’s biggest challenges and rewards.  Why not gain some new skills by attending a parenting program?  Here are some choices offered by course designer and licensed psychotherapist, Dr. Ari Novick and his agency, AJ Novick Group.

1. In person parenting classes meet each Thursday at 7pm in Laguna Beach.  The classes are co-ed and designed to help parents improve their relationship skills with their children as well as improve coping skills in other areas.  The class is meant to be a 10 week program; however, additional classes can be taken as needed.  The cost is $50 to enroll and $35 per class.  More information can be found on our parenting webpage

2. The second option is to take your parenting or co-parenting class online.  If you live outside of Orange County, CA, or another part of the U.S., this might be a great option for you.  The online parenting and co-parenting classes are very similar to the in person classes except the content is taught in an interactive format online.  You don’t have to attend classes at a specific time or place.  The online classes are available from any location 24/7.  This gives greater access to parents who have busy schedules.  Why not take your parenting class online your iPhone while waiting in line at the grocery store or from your tablet at Starbucks?.  Our online parenting programs are available at and classes range from 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, and 26 hours in duration.  Pick the length that is right for you.

Ari Novick, Ph.D. – Fan Conduct Programs

Dr. Ari Novick’s company, AJ Novick Group, Inc. also provides a variety of Fan Conduct classes for professional sports and large arenas who are in need of addressing the issue of unruly fans ejected from events for violating the team or arenas policy’s.

The Fan Conduct class is online course that was designed to help educate fans or guest of a particular stadium or venue about the rules of attending events.  The course teaches basic skills in alcohol awareness, improving stress management skills, anger management, communication, empathy and venue policies.  The courses are a great addition to improving fan security and making the game day experience as pleasant as possible.

In past years, most venues would simply eject a fan who was behaving in an unruly or unsafe way.  In some instances they would take a cab home or get picked up from a friend or relative if they were drinking, but be allowed to return back to an event at anytime.  The Fan Conduct Class creates a one/one educational experience for the fan, and can be a requirement to re-enter the stadium or venue before the next big game, concert or event.

Currently, the NFL has made this program a best practice policy and the MLS has several teams also utilizing this program as part of their game day security practices.

Those interesting in learning more about the Fan Conduct Class can contact Dr. Ari Novick directly at 949-715-2694

Orange County Anger Management Classes offered by Ari Novick, Ph.D.

Dr. Ari Novick offers a wide variety of anger management classes in Orange County.  His agency, AJ Novick Group, Inc. offers court and probation approved anger management classes each week at their Laguna Beach, CA based office.  These group classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday each week at 6pm.  The cost is $35 per class.  Most people will attend 10 classes, but classes can also be taken up to 52 weeks in duration if needed.  Call for more information at 949-715-2694

The Anger management classes are a great way to gain new skills to make relationships better and to interact with others in a more positive way.  Classes are structured, use a sound curriculum and are upbeat and enjoyable.  Feel free to just show up the day of the class or call our office for more information.  Anger management classes meet at:

AJ Novick Group, Inc.
333 Third Street, Suite 4
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Dr. Novick’s company also provides anger management classes online.  The same curriculum that is used in the in person weekly classes is applied in an online format.  These courses are ideal for those that have busy schedules or can not find a class located conveniently near their home or office.  The online anger classes are a great option for the right circumstance.