Anger Management 818 Accomplishments for 2011
For the New Year, we here at Anger Management 818 thought it would be great to let all of our current as well as our future fans know what we have accomplished. After all, we do not just sit around and wait for life to happen; we must make it happen! So for those who are interested, here is a compilation of our achievements in the past year:
If you have known Anger Management 818 for a while, you may have noticed that the look of the website has completely changed. Visit the announcement page for updates. The blog contains helpful information and great tips.
Anger Management 818 has created online forms to make it easier for interested participants to enroll. Most of the necessary forms are now conveniently located on the website.
The bimonthly newsletters are available for professional as well as personal use. People can sign to receive the newsletters through our website.
Anger Management 818 is going green! We have begun the transition from paper to electronic records via Office Ally.
Another exciting news is that we have all of our classes on a live Google Calendar listed on our home page. Since we offer over 15 classes weekly in 5 locations, this feature makes the schedule available to clients at any time, rather than needing to confirm with facilitators whether class is cancelled.
Check Anger Management 818’s increased presence in the social media. You can now follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join us through Meet Up, and give us your feedback on Yelp. As for our colleagues, you can connect with us on LinkedIn.
We proudly present new material for our very own upcoming workbook. This will be an ongoing project to meet the needs of our clientele.
Since there is no legislation for anger management in California, some of our counselors helped form an Association along with other anger management agencies. The purpose of the Association is to help set standards for anger management providers in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Anger Management 818 has brought on a few very talented therapists to the team: Michael Hecht, MFT, Camille Ortanez, LCSW, Michelle Friedman, MFT, and Cristina Mardirossian MFT.
We have also added two new staff members: Edmon Artinyan and Gayane Aramyan.
Over the past year, Anger Management 818 attended several exciting fairs including The Sherman Oaks Street Fair, North Hollywood Taco Cookoff, Sherman Oaks Farmer’s Market, and The Glendale Health Fair.
We became a member of the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce. We had the honor of sponsoring a business luncheon.
Anger Management 818 implemented weekly clinical and business meetings for its staff and counselors.
Our Mission Statement was brought to life.
Adopted the STAXI-2 as the assessment tool for participants.
One of our most wonderful updates is the addition of offering Free Anger Management Groups for Veterans, on Tuesdays from 12-1 pm at our Sherman Oaks location. This is one of our ways of giving back to the community.
Several Anger Management 818 counselors made presentations to help increase awareness and provide information about anger management. Some of the venues include Ferrahian Armenian School and the Rotary Club.
We revised and updated our Policy and Procedures.
On a personal level:
Molly Lyda is now licensed! She is also president elect for San Fernando Valley Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists!
Anita Avedian became the First Vice President of The San Fernando Valley Chapter of Employee Assistants Professional Association!
Farnaz Toutouni was accepted into and is currently attending a PhD program!
Rachel Goukassian has finished her hours and got married!
Gayane Aramyan graduated high school!