Disruptive Physician Coaching Program

Since 2003, the AJ Novick Group, Inc. has been providing cutting edge anger and stress management training for a variety of populations. In 2008, we developed a program specifically designed for physicians with “disruptive behavior” consistent with the “New Joint Commission Disruptive Behavior Standard” that became effective January 1, 2009. Our disruptive physician program is also consistent with the Joint Commission standard LD.03.01.01 as well as Sentinal Alert number 40, which specifies the specific issues related to disruptive physician behavior. Our program is a non-psychiatric skill based program aimed at teaching doctors how to improve communication, workplace safety, emotional intelligence, stress management and improve impulse control and judgement when confronted with difficult situations. This program is ideal for distressed physicians who have been deemed to have problems with anger management and/or impulsive behaviors.

Our Disruptive Physician program is an ideal resource for physician well being committees, hospital management and human resources. Most of our referrals are generated as a result of either patient complaints, staff complaints or a combination of both. Our program uses objective, empirically validated interventions, to help doctors change problematic behavior. They come back to work refreshed, and better equipped to handle difficult situations with new and improved coping skills.

Our program is listed in the Federation of State Medical Boards website, click here

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