CBT Drug and Crime Relapse Prevention Strategies in Offenders

Course Description

A number of large longitudinal studies* concluded that cognitive behavioral interventions in individuals under criminal justice supervision were more effective in reducing further criminal behavior than any other intervention.

This course presents an in-depth review of the theory and practice of cognitive behavioral therapy. 

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the rationale for use of cognitive behavioral interventions;
  • Apply practical skills in cognitive behavioral therapy in individuals under criminal justice supervision;
  • Utilize cognitive behavioral therapy for relapse prevention;
  • Combine cognitive behavioral approaches with other compatible interventions (MI, MET).

Course Length: 6 hours

Location: Second Chance Training Institute, 6145 Imperial Avenue, San Diego 92114

Maximum Training Size: 30 

Course Materials: Sent electronically following registration

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*Landenberger, N.A., and M. Lipsey, "The Positive Effects of Cognitive-behavioral Programs for Offenders: A Meta-analysis of Factors Associated With Effective Treatment," Journal of Experimental Criminology, 1 (2005): 451-476.