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Thinking for a Change (T4C)

Lead by Bo a Certified T4C facilitator and Chaplain Larry.

Thinking for a Change (T4C) is a program that combines cognitive restructuring theory with cognitive skills theory to create an innovative and integrated curriculum designed to help individuals in the juvenile and adult justice systems take control of their lives by taking control of their thinking. T4C has been the subject of many studies and has routinely proven to be effective in reducing recidivism when implemented with integrity.

T4C is presented in a systematic, logical fashion using the standard procedures for cognitive behavioral interventions. The three components of Thinking for a Change are: cognitive self-change, social skills, and problem solving skills. Cognitive self-change teaches individuals a concrete process for self-reflection aimed at uncovering antisocial thought, feelings, attitudes, and beliefs. Social skills instruction prepares group members to engage in pro-social interactions based on self-understanding and consideration of the impact of their actions on others. Problem solving skills integrates the two previous interventions to provide group members with an explicit step by step process for addressing challenging and stressful real life situation.