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2012
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Incentive Living Program
Colorado Dept. of Corrections (Colorado Springs, CO).
The selection of individuals for participation in the Colorado Department of Corrections Incentive Living Program is explained. “It is the policy of the Department of Corrections (DOC) to reward positive program participation and offender behavior through quality of life privileges and responsibilities … By offering an incentive living program it is the goal of the DOC to instill self-discipline that will help offenders when released to society. Participation in the Incentive Living Program is g... Read More
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7 pages
2011
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Psychological Changes Underlying Long-Term Criminal Desistance Among Former Career Criminals
By Bourget, Sarah C.K..
Psychological changes associated with desistance from criminal activity (for at least 3 years) by individuals with long-term criminal histories are investigated. Chapters following an abstract are: introduction; review of the literature; method; findings; and discussion. “The findings demonstrated that long-term criminal desistance is accompanied by an increase in prosocial impulses. The strength of the prosocial impulse is the product of other psychological phenomena including thoughts about ch... Read More
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265 pages
2009
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Implementing Motivational Interviewing in Correctional Settings: An Interview with Dr. William Miller
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
This presentation is an extended interview with Dr. William Miller regarding the utilization of motivational interviewing (MI) in correctional settings. Topics discussed include:
  • Background of MI
  • MI in corrections
  • How MI works
  • The spirit of MI
  • Implementing MI
  • MI applications and assessment
  • Brief and one-time MI
  • Essentials of MI
  • MI roll-out and training
  • The supervisor’s role
  • MI research
  • And implications for policy makers, supervis... Read More

1 computer disk; DVD-ROM (142 min.) + 1 computer disk; CD-ROM
2001
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Facilitation Skills for Offender Groups: Training Curriculum Package
By Yeres, Susan; Collins, Barbara. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). ETR Associates (Santa Cruz, CA); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
Designed for counselors or other staff who run offender groups, this 16-hour course addresses group process strategies. The following lesson plan modules are provided:
  • Introduction and course overview;
  • What facilitation is;
  • Goals for personal development;
  • Stages of group development;
  • Stages of individual change;
  • Setting a climate for change;
  • Communication skills;
  • Facilitating participation;
  • Facilitating behavior change;
  • Facilitating changes in perspective;
  • A... Read More
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approximately 560 pages
2001
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Pensar en un Cambio: Programa Intigrado de Cambio Cognitivo-Conductivo [La Leccion Planea]
By Bush, Jack; Glick, Barry; Taymans, Juliana. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
El programa, Pensar en un Cambio, tiene como centro, un programa de resolucion de problemas detallada con ambas intervenciones de restructuracion cognitiva y habilidades sociales. El formato del programa se comprende de zz lecciones con una capacidad de extender el programs endefinidamente, dependiendo de la cantidad de habilidades cognitivas [cognitive] ensenadas. Suplementos: fichas, transparencias, folletos, cuadros, y los suplementos para el instructor.... Read More
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347 p. + 1 computer disk; CD-ROM
1997
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Cognitive/Behavioral Strategies to Changing Offender Behavior [Videoconference held September 15-18, 1997]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO).
The objective of these training sessions is to empower corrections institutions to significantly decrease the percentage of recidivism as they work with offenders. This four-session training in the area of cognitive/behavioral strategies will help participants to become aware of the research, understand cognitive principles and apply these principles along with the methods of cognitive restructuring, and understand the principles and methods of cognitive skills therapy.

3 video DVDs (395 min.) + 1 CD
1996
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NAVCON Brig Sex Offender Treatment Program [Facilitator and Participant Manuals]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NAVCON Brig Sex Offender Treatment Program (N.P.).
This two year voluntary program assists participants through group sessions and individual behavioral treatment sessions in finding ways to avoid inappropriate and illegal sexual behavior in the future. There are eight modules in this program.
  • Module I is an introduction to the program and covers why enter, what is treatment, autobiography, blocks to treatment, and a glossary.
  • Module II covers relapse prevention and includes: information on the cycle of abuse; building, adding thoughts... Read More
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1994
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THINK
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections (Madison, WI).
The focus of the Cognitive Interventions Program is to change the criminal behavior of offenders by motivating them to change themselves. Cognitive change is self-change. This program is divided into four phases. Phase I - Orientation: This phase is designed to teach the basic concepts and techniques of cognitive change. Phase II - The Change Process: In this phase offenders use techniques of cognitive self-observation (Thinking Reports, Journals, Problem and Hassle Logs) to identify thei... Read More
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148 p.
1993
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Aggression Management: A Program of Communication Skills and Strategies for Probation and Parole Officers [Lesson Plan]
By Bush, Jack. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Missouri Dept. of Corrections (Jefferson City, MO).
The objective of this lesson plan is to provide skills that will assist probation and parole officers to minimize conflict and maximize cooperation between themselves and non-compliant offenders under their supervision. Module topics include:
  • The cognitive foundations of aggressive behavior,
  • Basic skill strategies,
  • Critical situations,
  • Thinking reports as a counseling tool,
  • The follow-up interview,
  • And cognitive counseling skills.
The curriculum pack... Read More
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52 p.
1988
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Interpersonal Violence Treatment Program
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Vermont Dept. of Corrections (Waterbury, VT).
The purpose of the Criminal Violence Program is to significantly reduce the violent behavior of program inmates during and after incarceration. Also included in this packet of material is a lesson plan outline (1989) on treating the criminal personality and a description of VOP (Violent Offender Program) treatment activities.... Read More
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32 p.
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