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Unformatted text preview: O bje c t 1 Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions Hello and welcome back! Last weeks lesson focused on assessment and classification processes that are used to assign offenders to the most appropriate correctional settings and programs. This week we are going to begin exploring Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT. CBT is used to address a broad range of problem behaviors among most catageories of adult and juvenile offenders. Since the early 1980s, CBT programs have proliferated internationally. During this lecture, I want to provide you with a basic understanding of CBT which for many of you may be a review. Your course materials for this weeks lesson will provide a more detailed examination of the theory and research underlying this popular intervention. CBT combines two effective kinds of psychotherapy cognitive therapy and behavior therapy. In last weeks lesson, you learned about common risk factors for crime and delinquency. Among those risk factors were several cognitive variables including antisocial attitudes and deficient problem solving or critical...
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- Fall '08