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About Mitchell


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 anger management tools’. Anger Etiquette gives you the ‘good tools’ and helps you get rid of the ‘bad tools’.”

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Mitchell has 33 years of experience working in the educational and mental health corrections field including 24 years in private practice. Mitchell’s vast anger management teaching experience started in 1987 when he started teaching the Conflict Resolution component of a new eight-week, evidence based, Anger Control Program being developed at the Wisconsin Resource Center, a medium security care and treatment facility specifically designed for correctional inmates with behavioral and mental health challenges. This was the first correctional facility of this kind in the country to begin providing specialized services to mentally ill inmates. In 1990 this evidence-based Anger Control program expanded into a sixteen-week program. The two hour per week Conflict Resolution component of the program changed into a new eight hour per week course titled “Anger and Conflict Etiquette” developed and instructed by Mitchell Frank.

In 1990 Mitchell became the Anger Control Program Coordinator of this innovative evidence based 16-week anger management program that consisted of the following programs: Anger & Conflict Etiquette, Communication Skills, Stress Management, Rational Assertiveness, Experiential Education, and Angerrobics. In 2003, Mitchell passed on his chairperson responsibilities to focus on his private anger management practice.

In September 1996, Mitchell started his private practice when he 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 evidence-based Anger & Conflict Etiquette anger management techniques to offenders on probation or parole. One year later, he expanded his program to the Neenah and Appleton, WI Probation and Parole offices. At this time Mitchell began 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. A s a result, he has created the “Anger Etiquette” Anger Management training program formerly known as "Anger and Conflict Etiquette or A.C.E."

Mitchell is also a presenter, presenting half-day, one, and two day workshops for the State of Wisconsin, local industry, schools, and non-profit agencies workshops in

  • Confronting Anger and Conflict in the Work Place,
  • Unique Communication Skills
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • How To Be Pissed Off Properly
  • Corrective Thinking

Mitchell is an interactive, solution-focused anger management therapist. His unique approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address their specific anger management needs and personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education

University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Fox Valley Technical Institute, Appleton, WI
Mennonite 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 Mediator
Certified Cognitive Interventions Instructor
Corrective Thinking Instructor

Additional Training

Stanton Samenow’s Commitment to Change program
Evidence Based Training
DBT Skills Coach

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