Anger Management for Physicians

Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is …not easy ~ Aristotle

Coaching for Physicians and Patrick Hudson MD have developed an individualized anger management course for doctors. It is usually a 12 session program that is primarily psycho-educational.  If completed satisfactorily,  you will be provided a letter confirming attendance and completion of the program. Dr. Hudson is a Fellow of  the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) and an anger management specialist certified by the NAMA. He is also able to speak with program directors, medical boards, hospital administrators, or employers to confirm satisfactory attendance. Physicians are often the victims of bullying from other members of the healthcare team, including administrators, nurses and other doctors. One study suggests that physicians self identify as victims of bullying more than nurses. We can help you develop the skills you need to respond to bullying in an assertive, non-aggressive way. If you need information about managing a disruptive physician or have been called a  disruptive physician, check out:

REFERENCES & COMMENTS: I was sent by the State of California… to remedy a series of complaints (about) my manner which was felt to be: rude (and) unsympathetic…I did not look forward to speaking with Dr. Hudson as an "anger management" remedy…I came to look forward to speaking with Dr. Hudson…I absolutely and wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Patrick Hudson as an excellent choice to help physicians weather this age of: politically correct speech and behavior…I am confident that you will be happy with your choice of Dr. Hudson as your "coach" for physician’s attitudes in this age of unfettered criticism. Orthopedic Surgeon/California

This anger management program is suitable for any physician or surgeon, who may have difficulty with anger and frustration, especially in the work place. All sessions are with Dr. Hudson who is a physician certified in anger management. The program is usually a one-on-one program and many sessions can be completed by telephone. In this way  physicians living at a distance can complete the program with fewer visits to Albuquerque and less disruption to their work schedule. At Dr. Hudson’s discretion sessions can be at your office (additional fees apply). Dr. Hudson has found that most physicians prefer individual sessions over group sessions.  There are several reasons for this. Physicans are high-profile clients and as a public figure he or she may wish to protect their status. As a rule they do not like to reveal things about themselves publicly and prefer private sessions, even if more expensive.

Intensive Coaching for Anger. This psycho-educational program will cover most of the following topics but the order and emphasis may vary:

• Background information about Stress and Anger

• Recognizing Stress In Yourself

• Developing Empathy

• Learning To Respond Instead of React

• Changing Self-Conversation  

• How To Communicate Assertively

• Adjusting Expectations

• How To Forgive, But Not Forget

• Tools To Retreat And Think Things Over

• Background Issues, Including Low Self-Esteem & Shame Based Behavior

  Coaching for Physicians
 Specialized, Confidential Coaching Exclusively for Physicians
505-280-4284 (US Mountain Time)