Can Emotional Intelligence Be Learned?

A very interesting article came out in the New York Times this weekend on Emotional Intelligence and it’s application to early intervention among children.  The article discusses how social emotional learning can have positive impact on future out come.  Primarily the ability for empathy starting early is crucial for success.

“Social-emotional learning programs often rely on strategies from conventional therapy, like the ability to get distance on a feeling, or to unpack the deeper emotions that may be hidden within it. But fostering these skills in a child is a complex undertaking. For a child to master empathy, Jones notes, she first needs to understand her own emotions: to develop a sense of what sadness, anger or disappointment feels like — its intensity and duration, its causes. That awareness is what lays the groundwork for the next step: the ability to intuit how another person might be feeling about a situation based on how you would feel in a similar circumstance.”  Read more.

As a provider of anger management curricula, I know how Important gaining skills in emotional intelligence is for becoming socially aware and more attuned to others.  While anger management isn’t the single solution for social emotional learning, many would be surprised to learn that emotional intelligence training is part of learning how to improve ones anger.

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.

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
949-715-2694

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.