Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - CBT & Probation
This study seeks to describe the number of United States Probation Offices using cognitive-behavioral treatment programs, which programs are being used, how referrals are made to the programs, if risk factors are considered in the referral process, how successful participants are in completing the programs, and how successful program completers are in successfully completing supervision.
This article describes the implementation and evaluation of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in Federal probation case management conducted in the predominantly rural Federal District of North Dakota under a grant from the Federal Research to Results (R2R) program.
“This article is about the relationship between recidivism rates and supervision skills used by probation officers (or others who supervise offenders on community-based orders or parole). It focuses on routine day-to-day supervision rather than on intensive supervision programs or other specialized programs or interventions.” Issues discussed include: the impact of probation officer skills; and skills or practices that are consistently related to reduced recidivism—pro-social modeling and reinforcement, problem solving, the use of cognitive techniques, work-client relationship, and risk level of clients.
This dissertation first examines the theories and current research that inform this shift in strategies. Secondly, we evaluate for the first time, a cognitive-behavioral therapy intervention developed to reduce recidivism within a high-risk, male probation population.