Cognitive Behavioral Interventions

Offenders referred to Cognitive Behavioral Intervention (CBI) will work through a program that includes portions of the complete day reporting services. These program elements are specifically designed to change criminal thinking and behavior, helping to equip offenders with tools to navigate life in the community without recidivating.

Louisiana Cognitive Behavioral Interventions

Program elements:

  • Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Individual meetings with case managers to discuss violations and status, update the individual’s treatment plan if necessary, and learn cognitive behavioral skills in the form of short, practical exercises to make positive change.
  • Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Group sessions incorporating the same principles of the individual meetings, but designed to take advantage of peer support and experiences in a group setting.
  • Thinking for a Change. An integrated, cognitive behavioral change program for offenders that includes cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and development of problem solving skills. The program addresses the cognitive, social, and emotional needs of offenders to break the cycle of criminality.
  • Onsite Cognitive Behavior Lab. The lab includes computers for accessing a community resource list maintained by center staff as part of the Community Connections initiative. The computers can also be used for GED preparation. The lab provides a resource for participants to complete on-site homework activities and find resources to aid in their progress. Offenders can receive additional staff or peer support while working in the lab.