Cognitive Behavioral Interventions
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (CBI) is an evidence-based treatment which helps offenders understand the thoughts and feelings which influence behaviors. CBI is focused on helping offenders deal with a specific problem as identified by an assessment. During the course of treatment, offenders learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns which have a negative influence on behavior. CBI is an overarching entity with pathways to treatment inclusive of the Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment (ISUDT) and Life Skills programs managed under the authority of the Division of Rehabilitative Programs.
Offenders are placed into one of three program types based upon their clinical assessed need or medical referral: CBI-Intensive Outpatient, CBI-Outpatient, or CBI-Life skills.
CBI curriculum focuses on a goal-oriented treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem solving that transforms thinking patterns and behaviors. CBI modalities are offered in the following areas:
- Treatment Readiness
- Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
- Anger Management
- Victim Impact
- Criminal Thinking
Available at all CDCR institutions.
Varies based on the offender’s assessed need and level of care:
- CBI – Intensive Outpatient (ISI): 5 days a week, 2 hours per day for approximately 12 months
- CBI – Outpatient (ISO): 3 days a week, 2 hours per day for approximately 12 months
- CBI – Life Skills (CBI 2): 3 days a week, 2 hours per day for approximately 7 months
In order to be eligible, offenders must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Earliest Possible Release Date (EPRD) within 15-24 months
- Board of Parole Hearing (BPH) within 15-24 months
- Currently undergoing MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment)
- Identified as High Risk for SUD
- History of overdose
- SUD related hospitalization in the last 12 months
- SUD and on Opioids for Chronic Pain
- Pregnant with SUD
- Identified based upon a clinically assessed need or medical referral