Thinking for a Change: Group Facilitator Training, 4 consecutive days (2 trainers)
This course trains deputies and facilities staff to facilitate the Thinking for a Change groups. When facilitated with offenders the “groups” teach social skills and problem-solving skills, and cognitive self-change. The principle of the program is that “thinking controls behavior.” If you change and redirect an offender’s thinking, you can change their actions and reduce criminal behavior. This is an intensive four-day training course that enables line staff to run groups. This is a two-instructor course: one instructor from field services and one from facilities. This can be a blended course (feels and facilities). The lead instructor studied with and was certified by the Thinking for a Change co-author.