This introductory course concerns the nature of thinking patterns associated with the criminal, antisocial, and self-destructive patterns of behavior often observed in justice-involved clients. Through lecture, group discussion, and role play, participants will be introduced to diagnostic models of criminality, specific thinking patterns that may underlie criminal behavior patterns, and practice responding to criminal thinking statements.
Course Learning Objectives:
1. Understand current diagnostic systems related to criminal behavior patterns
2. Identify specific thinking patterns when expressed by justice-involved clients
3. Respond to criminal thinking statements in a productive manner that avoids resistance and confrontation