FIRST TIME CORRECTIONAL SERVICES OF KC


 

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY PRINCIPALS:


Cognitive Behavior Therapies offer a particularly effective and economical method for reversing delinquency. This approach, which is


usually taught is in group format and involves a series of strategies that aims to help participants change their thinking patterns as they


develop new problem-solving and perspective-thinking skills. The training is not an expensive investment considering the positive life-


long benefits for participants. In fact, recent research reviews found that such training are associated with a 26%reduction in


recidivism---the most of any treatment modality. By contrast, programs oriented toward surveillance, deterrence, or discipline all


yielded weak, null, and negative results for most of the participants. Finally, their associated costs were much higher, and considered a


waste of tax-payer money according to several research studies. .