Cognitive Restructuring Programs: . . .
"A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.."
We provide a combination of two evidenced based programs: Forward Thinking (ChangeCompanies TM) and Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT): These programs offer treatment strategies that are designed decrease recidivism among people who engage in antisocial and/or criminogenic thinking and behavior by increasing ability to make positive changes to their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. These programs are cognitive-behavioral in nature and combine education, group and individual counseling. The program includes structured exercises designed to foster prosocial decision making. As long as clients’ judgments about right and wrong are made from low levels of moral reasoning, counseling them, training them in job skills, and even punishing them will have little long-lasting impact on their behavior. The program materials are structured around 9-16 interactive units focusing on basic treatment issues: confrontation of beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors; assessment of current relationships; reinforcement of positive behavior and habits; positive identity formation; enhancement of self-concept; decrease in hedonism and development of frustration tolerance; development of higher stages of moral reasoning.