Mitchell Frank is committed to helping people learn how to manage their anger better. His unique and humorous teaching style makes learning how to be “Pissed Off Properly” an enjoyable and memorable experience.
“Just because you have anger issues doesn’t mean you are a bad person, it just means you are person with ‘bad tools’. Anger Etiquette gives you the ‘good tools’ and helps you get rid of the ‘bad tools’.” Mitchell Frank (Check out the comments section)
Mitchell has 33 years of experience working in the educational and mental health corrections field. Mitchell’s vast anger management teaching experience started in 1987 when he started teaching the conflict resolution component of a new eight week Anger Control Program being developed at the Wisconsin Resource Center, for correctional inmates with behavioral and mental challenges. His two hour per week class gradually changed into an eight hour per week group called Anger and Conflict Etiquette. Seeing the need for more intense and evidence based instruction for these challenging inmates Mitchell added an additional eight weeks to the current eight week program making it a sixteen week anger management program. In 1990 Mitchell became the Anger Control Program Coordinator of this innovative 16-week anger management program that consisted of the following programs: Anger & Conflict Etiquette, Communication Skills, Stress Management, Rational Assertiveness, Experiential Education, and Angerobics. In 2003, Mitchell passed on his chairperson responsibilities to focus on his private anger management practice.
In September 1996, Mitchell was asked by the Wisconsin Division of Community Corrections Probation and Parole Oshkosh, WI Office to train convicted offenders on probation or parole anger management skills. In October 1996, Mitchell started teaching his Anger & Conflict Etiquette anger management techniques to offenders on probation or parole. One year later, he expanded his program to the Neenah, WI Probation and Parole office. Soon after his Neenah, WI program began he started taking referrals from the Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca, Calumet and Green Lake County Social Services Departments, various private industry Human Resource Directors, county sponsored Volunteers In Probation programs, Employee Assistance Programs, private individuals, family, and friends.
Mitchell is a Certified Anger Management Specialist-II Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, Truthought Certified Corrective Thinking,/ Criminal Thinking Practitioner, trained and experienced to facilitate Stanton Samenow’s Commitment to Change program, a trained Mediator & Cognitive Interventions Instructor. Mitchell is also a licensed Learning Disabilities, Elementary Education, and Vocational Technical Adult Education EEN Teacher. Mitchell also has experience working with Developmental Disabilities clients, children, and adolescents. He has been studying, researching, developing, and teaching Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Communication Skills, Cognitive skills and Criminal Thinking since 1987. As a result, he has created the “Anger Etiquette” Anger Management training program formerly known as "Anger and Conflict Etiquette or A.C.E."
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Fox Valley Technical Institute, Appleton, WI
Menonite Peace Center, Lombard, IL.
License & Certifications
B.S. Elemtary Education, Learning Disabilities K-12
M.S. Special Education
Vocational Technical Adult Education, E.E.N. & Adult Basic Education
Certified Anger Management Specialist - II, CAMS-II (namass.org)
Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, C.A.R.T.
Certified Truththought Corrective Thinking Practitioner
Certified Cognitive Interventions Instructor
Corrective Thinking Instructor
Stanton Samenow’s Commitment to Change program
Evidence Based Training
DBT Skills Coach