Cognitive Behavioral Treatment
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment that teaches inmates how to identify and change destructive thought patterns, which have a negative influence on behavior.
CBT curriculum focuses on a goal-oriented treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem solving that transforms thinking patterns and behaviors. CBT modalities are offered in the following areas:
- Substance Use Disorder Treatment
- Anger Management
- Criminal Thinking
- Family Relationships
CBT is available at all CDCR institutions.
CBT varies in length from three months to six months.
In order to be eligible, inmates must:
- Have between six months to five years left to serve;
- Be identified with a criminogenic need for CBT modalities; and
- Be placed on the appropriate waiting list by the Classification Committee, based on the California Static Risk Assessment and Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions assessment.
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