Correctional Psychology AssociatesChanging Corrections

Changing Corrections

Cognitive
Based on Thinking for a Change (T4C) curriculum, this group is for offenders whose primary criminogenic need is criminal thinking. This is often the best fit for individuals who have a lengthy criminal history but do not meet the criteria for substance abuse, anger management, or criminal culture. In addition to criminal thinking, this group covers basic mental health issues, emotion management, dealing with adversity, and communication skills. If the supervising agent is unable to determine a criminogenic need, it is usually judgment, impulse control, or problem solving, all of which are covered in this group.