Thinking Matters Training

Upcoming Training

 

 Thinking Matters Evolution

February 24, 2017   

This workshop is specific to the Thinking Matters Evolution series of workbooks. Participants are walked through the Thinking Matters Evolution exercises in a group setting. They will practice roles of participant and facilitator while completing exercises they would expect their clients to perform. Each participant is required to perform a lead role in facilitation to gain experience in program delivery. When not taking a lead role they are required to role-play clients. This offers individuals to understand the dynamic nature of self change concepts. This process provides opportunities to internalize program concepts and develop empathy for their clientele. Each participant receives a copy of the Thinking Matters Evolution Facilitator Guide.

Duration: 6 hours over 1 day
Cost: $250.00 per attendee
(Requires a minimum attendance outside of Michigan of 30.)

 

Cognitive behavioral Approaches

This workshop includes comprehensive information regarding various aspects of cognitive behavioral approaches and some “hands-on” exercises. Topics are relevant to anyone wanting to become more familiar with the principles and goals common to many program models. It is specifically designed to acquaint non-practitioners with information that will assist in understanding:
 Antisocial Thinking
 Obstruction Tactics
 Evidence Based Approaches
 Practical Application
Duration: 6 hours over 1 day
Cost: $225.00 per attendee
(Requires a minimum attendance outside of Michigan of 30.)

 

Thinking Matters Facilitator Training

 Upcoming: Flint, MI area; June 15 & 16, 2017     

This workshop provides support information, instruction and experience using Thinking Matters. It includes practice facilitation using Thinking Matters second edition materials. Participants will learn how to develop objective situation statements. Participants will practice teaching others to create situation statements that interrupt anti-social logic using Thinking Matters work sheets. Participants use thinking reports to identify risk in anti-social thinking patterns. Participants will learn to identify thinking that reduces the risk of antisocial thinking patterns. Participants will practice group management and effective communication using Thinking Matters worksheets.

Duration: 14 hours over 2 consecutive days
Cost: $250.00 per attendee
(Requires a minimum attendance outside of Michigan of 20.)

 

Advanced Thinking Matters Facilitator Training

Upcoming: May 2017 dates to be determined.      Contact for details

This workshop is designed primarily for trained facilitators of Thinking Matters. It can accommodate a small number of attendees who possess experience in similar models. Participants will practice group management and effective communication using Motivational Engagement and Thinking Matters worksheets. Core concepts include:
 Cognitive behavioral principles
 Anti-social logic
 Group management
 Effective communication
 Recognizing thinking errors
 Diminishing obstruction tactics
 Advanced group management
Duration: 13 hours over 2 consecutive days
Cost: $300.00 per attendee  (Minimum of 10.)
(Requires a minimum attendance outside of Michigan of 20.)

 

Combined Thinking Matters and Advanced Facilitator Training

This workshop is useful for program delivery and supervisory staffs. This combined session familiarizes attendees with basic cognitive behavioral approaches and uses Thinking Matters worksheets to teach facilitation skills. It includes practice facilitation using Thinking Matters second edition materials. Participants will learn how to develop objective situation statements. Participants will practice teaching others to create situation statements that interrupt anti-social logic using Thinking Matters work sheets. Participants use thinking reports to identify risk in anti-social thinking patterns. Participants will learn to identify thinking that reduces the risk of antisocial thinking patterns. Participants will practice group management and effective communication using Thinking Matters worksheets. In addition, participants will practice group management and effective communication using Motivational Engagement in conjunction with Thinking Matters worksheets.

Duration: 18 hours over 3 consecutive days
Cost: $325.00 per attendee
(Requires a minimum attendance outside of Michigan of 20.)

 

Motivational Engagement Training

The purpose of this session is to help draw attention to specific thinking patterns and provide offenders with reflective feedback that motivates self-curiosity. This is a two-day training that can be used as an interactive technique for group and individual processing of thinking reports, journal entries or other self-change work. Motivational Engagement is a generic and flexible communication technique that can be used in a variety of venues including substance abuse or domestic violence. There are no built in gender biases and therefore can be used with both male and female offenders. Motivational Engagement can be taught to clients, as well as, staff. It is often a useful tool that helps maintain a clear focus upon effective change concepts, reduce group management challenges and reflect risk thinking back to participants.

Duration: 13 hours over 2 consecutive days
Cost: $250.00 per attendee
(Requires a minimum attendance outside of Michigan of 20.)

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