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Cognitive Behavioral Approaches  (Training Description)


Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Approaches is designed for jail and probation staffs. It has been requested by community corrections professionals, jail administrators, probation staffs and university instructors. The purpose of the training is to familiarize support and referral staff with antisocial thinking patters. The goal is to help participants understand how these approaches operate and what they can do to enhance effectiveness of program delivery to ensure desired outcomes.

Thinking Matters Facilitator Training  (Training Description)


Thinking Matters Facilitator training has been designed to teach a broad range of program staffs to facilitate Thinking Matters group delivery. This training uses a practical approach that incorporates social and adult learning theory in an interactive fashion. Participants actually perform the work they will teach to their clientele. Thinking Matters is intended to help prepare offenders for more meaningful and effective participation in a variety of program curricula and therapy. Examples include substance abuse, violence reduction and life-skills programs. The goal is to provide consistent and flexible short-term program delivery across a broad range of settings for correctional offenders. This includes use in open or closed enrollment circumstances.

The Thinking Matters approach can be used in a secure, residential or community setting. It can be used as a primer for subsequent programming or as a stand-alone model. When used as a stand-alone approach it can be expanded to accommodate longer terms of program participation for higher risk needs offenders. This curriculum is available in the public domain thus eliminating purchasing costs.

Motivational Engagement  (Training Description)


Motivational Engagement is a cognitive behavioral approach designed to teach and motivate participants to explore their thinking patterns on a deeper and more intensive level.  The purpose is to draw attention to specific thinking patterns and provide participants with reflective feedback that motivates self-curiosity.   This is an interactive technique for group an individual processing of thinking reports, journal entries or other homework.  Motivational Engagement is a generic and flexible communication technique that can be used in a variety of venues including substance abuse or domestic violence.   It is a useful tool that helps maintain a clear focus upon Cognitive Self-Change concepts, reduce Obstruction Tactics and reflect risk thinking back to participants.

To plan an on-site training in your area please contact.


Abe French     989-615-2806 

Or email  admin@thinkingmatters.us

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