Model for Criminal Justice Settings: This evidenced based treatment program provides is designed for justice involved individuals addressing both substance use and criminal thinking/behaviors. This program focuses on law-involved clients and addresses criminal thinking, re-entry, and adjustment issues. The program covers individual/conjoint therapy, early recovery skills, relapse prevention, family education, social support, medication-assisted treatment, adjustment or re-entry challenges, and urinalysis, with participation in a Twelve Step program encouraged throughout. The Matrix Model for Criminal Justice Settings can be completed within a 16-week timeframe as well as extended up to 12 months. Offered for adults.
Strategies Self-Improvement & Change (SSC): A cognitive behavioral approach to making decisions that led towards a more rational approach while staying clean/sober. Focus placed on building knowledge/skills for responsible living, commitment to change, lifestyle balance and healthy living. Mixed gender evidenced based practice. Offered for adults.
Relapse Prevention (A New Direction): Gendreau and Goggin’s evidence based cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach that explores pattern of relapse, identification of risk factors, and skills to interrupt the pattern of relapse while focusing on identifying high risk situations, prosocial responses, coping skills, and exploring lifestyle factors that may increase vulnerability therefore reducing criminogenic needs and risk of relapse. Modality is offered weekly.
Living in Balance: LIB is an evidenced based program that offers a different approach to relapse prevention that focuses on moving from a Life of Addiction to a Life of Recovery. LIB helps clients to address issues in lifestyle areas that may have been neglected during addiction. Goal for LIB treatment focuses on recovery thinking, reframing distorted thinking, skillful methods to manage emotions, and practical living skills.
Helping Men Recover (HMR): HMR is designed for men. It is a gender responsive curriculum that integrates theories of addiction, trauma, and psychosocial development. The program is organized into four modules that emphasize the core areas of recovery: self, relationships, sexuality, and spirituality. These are four areas that individuals consistently identify as the triggers for relapse. For men this curriculum offers a clear understanding of the impact of male socialization on the recovery process, a consideration of the relational needs of individuals, and a focus on the issues of abuse and trauma. (18 weeks)
Helping Women Recover (HWR): HMR is designed for women. It is a gender responsive curriculum that integrates theories of addiction, trauma, and psychosocial development. The program is organized into four modules that emphasize the core areas of recovery: self, relationships, sexuality, and spirituality. These are four areas that individuals consistently identify as the triggers for relapse. For women these areas include issues of self-esteem, sexism, family of origin, relationships, domestic violence, and trauma. (18 weeks)
Trauma Empowerment Recovery Model (TREM): TREM is gender specific group that addresses Empowerment, Trauma Education and Skill-Building. Empowerment focuses on strategies for self-comfort and accurate self-monitoring as well as how to establish safe emotional and physical boundaries. For Men empowerment focus on emotions and relationships, helping men to develop a shared emotional vocabulary and increased capacities to address relationship dynamics. Trauma Education address issues of abuse directly; explore and reframe the connection between abuse experiences and other current difficulties. Skill-Building shifts to problem-solving and skills training addressing communication style, decision-making, managing out-of-control feelings, and developing safer relationships. (Men 24 weeks / Women 29 weeks)
Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT): A system of therapy which combines standard of cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotional regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindful awareness. A therapy designed to assist individuals change patterns of behavior that are not helpful, such as self-harm, suicidal thinking, and substance abuse. This modality is offered in weekly groups.
Acceptance Commitment Therapy: A co-occurring treatment that focuses on mindfulness skills, defusion (distancing from) and acceptance. Individuals learn how to become mindful of the present moment and accept their reality. They learn to allow both internal/external experiences to occur without fighting the emotion as they gain acceptance and peace within.
Seeking Safety: Seeking Safety is a widely used and highly effective evidenced based treatment that helps individuals establish safety from addictive behavior, dangerous relationships and extreme symptoms such as violence to self and others.
Anger Management: A cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach for anger management for individuals with substance abuse problems or mental illness. This cognitive behavioral therapy addresses the anger cycle, conflict resolution, assertiveness skills, and anger-control plans.
Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT): This evidence-based therapy group is designed for individuals involved with the criminal justice system. It teaches the individual better decision making skills that will help them develop a more productive lifestyle. MRT group is offered in mixed gender and specific gender weekly groups.
Thinking 4 Good (T4G): This evidence-based CBT group focused on criminal thinking such as: everyone lies, cheats, and steals; no one can be trusted; the rules don’t apply to them; that all relationships are manipulative. T4G is often used as a precursor to MRT or with more resistant clients. This modality is offered in an open group.
Thinking Matters: This evidence-based practice focuses on gaining skills for making lasting change. This modality assists with making changes to unwanted behaviors and creating a better life and brighter future. Thinking Matters is offered to adults in an open group.
Victim Empathy/Impact Awareness:
Impact Awareness is a therapeutic and educational program designed to
assist individuals in gaining empathetic awareness and understanding of
comprehensive victim dynamics. The program offers an in depth and unique
environment to assist individuals in exploring the impact of crime on primary
& secondary victims such as family members, friends, & the community.
The curriculum outlines property crime, assault, gang violence, hate &
bias, child abuse & neglect, driving while impaired/ substance abuse,
domestic violence, & homicide.