Identifying and Restructuring Criminogenic Thinking

CBT Australia

A Forensic CBT Primer: Identifying and Restructuring Criminogenic Thinking

Presented by Dr Raymond Chip Tafrate

Addressing antisocial patterns is no longer just an “add-on” area of practice. For example, among the general populations in many countries, justice-involvement has become as prevalent as common mental health disorders. For this reason, practitioners across numerous settings will encounter adolescents and adults whose antisocial thinking and actions put them at risk for significant loss because of reckless decision-making, destructive behaviours, and deeper involvement in the criminal justice system. CBT has been shown to be effective with antisocial and forensic clientele, although modifications of CBT practices are required for this client group.

The majority of the material in this workshop was covered in the workshop previously named Formulation and Treatment Strategies for Anti-social and Criminal Behaviour.

Learning Objectives:

(1) Recognize key distinctions between traditional mental health treatment and effective interventions for antisocial and forensic clients

(2) Learn to conceptualize forensic cases around criminal risk domains that form the foundation for successful intervention

(3) Become proficient at spotting criminogenic thoughts and thinking patterns that drive specific incidents of antisocial and criminal conduct

(4) Appreciate that even in clients who present with both mental health problems and antisociality, the cognitions that amplify dysphoric symptoms will be different from those that facilitate criminal decisions

(5) Practice forensic CBT sequences and conversations designed to elicit criminogenic thinking

(6) Become skilled at techniques for restructuring criminogenic thoughts and thinking patterns to improve client decision-making

* All participants will receive a discount code to the following book, which serves as the textbook for the course: CBT with Justice-Involved

Clients: Interventions for Antisocial and Self-destructive Behaviors (2018; Guilford Press)

This event counts as 9 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

Price: AUD $350.00

Please see website for details including discounts A Forensic CBT Primer: Identifying and Restructuring Criminogenic Thinking (IRCT)

11/11/2021 9:00 AM - 12/11/2021 1:30 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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