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Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Sexual Offending (CBI-SO)

The University of Cincinnati (UCCI) Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Sexual Offending (CBI-SO) is a structured curriculum intended for individuals who are moderate to high need in the area of sexual offending. This curriculum can be delivered as a stand-alone intervention or incorporated into larger programs, particularly those designed for clients in the correctional system. As the name of the curriculum suggests, this intervention relies on a cognitive-behavioral approach to teach participants strategies for avoiding sexual offending and related behaviors. Specifically, the program emphasizes skill-building activities to assist with cognitive, social, emotional, and coping skills development. The goal is to increase the value participants place on pro-social thoughts and choices. This curriculum was developed in partnership with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections and Volunteers of America.

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