This course offers an in-depth explanation of what Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) is and how it is being implemented in prisons and jails across the country. It explores the history and philosophies underlying CBT and discusses several promising CBT treatment programs in depth. This course will provide beneficial information that professionals can use to assist correctional clients struggling with mental illness or drug addiction or simply lacking appropriate social skills.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment: A Review and Discussion for Corrections Professionals created by Harvey Milkman, Ph.D. & Kenneth Wanberg, Th.D., Ph.D.
U.S. Department of Justice: National Institute of Corrections
Harvey Milkman, Ph.D. & Kenneth Wanberg, Th.D., Ph.D. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
This course is recommended for health care providers, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the use of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment a correctional population. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in detail. Including the history, background, rationale, and principles of CBT, as well as the counselor's role in a correctional setting.
Describe the 6 prominent highlighted CBT programs for offenders, and describe the process of evaluating the effectiveness of programming.
Discuss real-world program applications and recommended strategies to improve treatment outcomes.
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Planners and Reviewers
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Faculty: Ryan Gibson, CADC #123456
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