Moose Anger Management was established by Alistair Moes, Director of Moose Anger Management, who has worked with thousands of men and women for over 20 years. The objective was to provide counselling that focused on constructive approaches to expressing healthy anger by addressing both current circumstances and events, and looking at the history attached to current behaviour. Over the last 10+ years, Alistair has also co-facilitated the Healing Anger groups for women. Working together with Alejandra Proaño, MA (Psy), MA (Lit), M.Sc, ACC, RCC, they have rewritten the text used in the course to incorporate issues that are especially relevant to women’s anger.
Alistair has been working professionally as a counsellor/educator since 1989 and as an anger management specialist in private practice since 1995. During this time Alistair has developed a manner of working with men and women which is respectful, solution-focussed and based on both academic theory and extensive experience. This experience includes working with trauma, and historic abuse in a manner that honours each person and allows for deep healing, and looking at the practical “anger management” work that some prefer. During the last twenty years he has worked with thousands of people who have made the phone call out of a desire to create change. Although he has facilitated court-ordered men, he now works exclusively with self-referred clients, which includes those sent from the workplace, or strongly encouraged by a partner, or even unfortunately sometimes, a lawyer. Read more »
Alejandra Proaño, MA (Psy), MA (Lit), M.Sc, PCC, RCC, has worked on issues around anger and violence with women, men, families and organizations in Canada, Mexico, Colombia, and in her home country of Ecuador. She facilitates groups and sees individuals, couples and families. With more than 19 years of experience in the field, she is also a published author, international consultant, speaker, and professional coach. She facilitates the women’s groups, which start approximately every 7 weeks, and co-facilitates some of the men’s groups with Moose Anger Management. Alejandra has a BA in psychology, a Specialization in Systemic Therapies, and a Master of Psychology degree. She also has a Master of Science degree (Technology Management) and a Master in Arts (Literature). Read more »
Justin Wilson, PhD, is the Chairperson for Langara’s Aboriginal Studies Department and the Aboriginal Initiatives Sub-Committee of Langara College’s Academic Planning Committee. He has Heiltsuk ancestry, has a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and his specialty is Occupational Success Factors for Aboriginal/Indigenous Peoples affected by Historical Trauma.
Justin has worked with many individuals and groups over the last 20 years. He connected deeply with the work we do at Moose Anger Management. We are honoured to have his expertise and experience as part of our team.
As a certified counsellor, Durwin Foster, MA, CCC, has learned the science of effective therapy through rigorous academic training. He completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia and is certified at the national level through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Durwin also completed all required doctoral level coursework and training in supervision, while performing research on the benefits of mindfulness training. He is a recipient of the Mind and Life Institute’s Varela Memorial Award. He has been in private practice for 9 years. durwinfoster.com
We are really grateful for Durwin’s expertise around depression, which often is part of the picture for those who have struggled with anger.
Bill Arbuckle, MCP, RCC, holds a Master of Counselling Psychology degree from Adler University and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). He has training and experience that focuses on substance addictions and trauma processing and works with individuals on emotional regulation, especially anger, anxiety, and depression. Through his professional experience, Bill has facilitated many groups geared toward emotional management, effective communication, and relationship skill-building. Aiming to empower clients through a Person-Centered approach, Bill understands the innate worth of every person and guides clients to a greater understanding of themselves and the solutions to the barriers they see in their lives.
Bill’s experience with addictions and trauma have been a great addition to the Moose Anger Management team.
Lose Your Temper: A Conscious Exploration of Anger
This book leads you through the topics that are typically covered in our group and individual anger management programs. A solid foundation of understanding around anger and the emotions is built followed by a wide selection of “tools”. These tools have been tried and proven effective by the participants who have attended Moose Anger Management programs.