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This brief list of resources,  Thinking for a Change and Cognitive-Behavioral Programs, contains research supporting Thinking for a Change as well as some CBT programs for offenders generally.

The Thinking for a Change: An Integrated Approach to Changing Offender Behavior (T4C) curriculum, developed by Barry Glick, Jack Bush, and Juliana Taymans in cooperation with NIC, “uses a combination of approaches to increase offenders’ awareness of themselves and others. It integrates cognitive restructuring, social skills, and problem solving. The program begins by teaching offenders an introspective process for examining their ways of thinking and their feelings, beliefs, and attitudes. The process is reinforced throughout the program. Social-skills training is provided as an alternative to antisocial behaviors. The program culminates by integrating the skills offenders have learned into steps for problem solving. Problem solving becomes the central approach offenders learn that enables them to work through difficult situations without engaging in criminal behavior” (Milkman & Wanberg, 2007).


Posted Mon, Feb 6 2012 8:58 AM by Susan Powell


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