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NCJ Number: 169337 Find in a Library
Title: Cognitive Therapies (From Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation, Third Edition, P 163-185, 1997, Patricia Van Voorhis, Michael Braswell, et al, eds. - See NCJ-169329)
Author(s): D Lester; P Van Voorhis
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
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Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Cognitive therapies focus on the ways people think, and correctional agencies have discovered they can train correctional treatment staff to use cognitive therapy models effectively.
Abstract: Cognitive therapies require active and direct counseling techniques in which counselors challenge and confront irrational thoughts and irresponsible behaviors of their clients. Such therapies are not as intensive as analytical therapies, and cognitive treatment modalities have become a preferred approach to counseling and therapy over the past decade. Cognitive therapies generally fit into one of two models, cognitive restructuring and cognitive skills. Cognitive restructuring approaches include rational emotive therapy and the use of criminal personality groups, while skill-based approaches include direct decision therapy, moral education, and aggression replacement training.
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): Cognitive developmental theory; Cognitive therapy; Counseling in correctional settings; Counseling techniques; Inmate treatment; Offender mental health services; Rehabilitation; Social skills training; Treatment intervention model; Treatment techniques
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