A Comprehensive Cognitive Behavioral Program for Offenders: by Granville Bud Potter, John C. Gibbs, Molly Robbins, Peter E.

By Granville Bud Potter, John C. Gibbs, Molly Robbins, Peter E. Langdon

This booklet offers dependable grownup tradition (RAC), a very finished software for supporting offenders to imagine and act responsibly. It presents the instruments of this system with nice readability. as well as exploring the desires of all offenders, the e-book addresses the distinct wishes of either woman and dual-diagnosis offenders. in charge pondering skill habitually seeing others and events competently, instead of in self-serving and egocentrically distorted methods. simply because self-centered pondering is sometimes bolstered by means of unfavourable team norms, RAC starts off with the cultivation of a positive weather (“mutual support” teams) to encourage switch. inspired team individuals then achieve instruments for liable pondering via “equipment” (cognitive behavioral) conferences. those instruments pertain to social talents, anger administration, and the correction of self-centered pondering via social viewpoint taking (cognitive restructuring). past documented discount rates in distorted considering and recidivism premiums, RAC’s synergy or round the clock interpenetration of optimistic teams and instruments promotes a more secure and extra humane institutional culture.

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C. , Palmer, E. , & Rees, J. (2013). An evaluation of the EQUIP treatment programme with men who have intellectual or other developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Development in Intellectual Disabilities, 26, 167–180. Leeman, L. , Gibbs, J. , & Fuller, D. (1993). Evaluation of a multi-component group treatment program for juvenile delinquents. Aggressive Behavior, 19, 281–292. Lipsey, M. , Chapman, G. , & Landenberger, N. A. (2001). Cognitive-behavioral programs for offenders. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, 578, 144–157.

To teach the thinking error language in daily life situations, some facilities have found the Equipped for Life game (Horn, Shively, & Gibbs, 2007) to be helpful. 3 Organization and Procedures Accomplishing the facility’s mission requires not only an adequate treatment program philosophy (covering clientele, rationale, and staff) but also an adequate organizational structure that specifies standard programmatic procedures. Accordingly, the Comprehensive Program Statement should address questions of staff organization (management, treatment team, and systematic feedback) and standard program procedures (pertaining to client assessment, treatment group entry, group meetings, and program fidelity).

Accordingly, substance abuse problems represent a specific challenge to the successful recovery of some offenders. Mental health and addiction problems can increase the risk of criminal behavior insofar as they become integrated into the landscape of distorted thinking used by offenders to justify and maintain their criminal behavior (see next chapter). g. g. “It only happens when I am stoned or drunk”). These excuses may entail some truth, and in any event clients should be treated with positive regard, respect, and constructive caring as the shared treatment plan evolves.

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