How Do You Want to Help Criminal Justice Clients?

How could the criminal justice system help more people succeed? I’m a criminal justice professional, CCJP.

I’ve been doing this a long time. I have a question. What Are the Pros and Cons of Belief Eye Movement Therapy? Here’s an example of how BEMT can be used in the criminal justice system.

“Having a positive outlook on life, and what the future holds for you, is vital in achieving happiness in every aspect of your life. I would like to share with you an amazing transformation of a young woman with the help of Stan Dokmanus.

Stan helped her change her limiting beliefs, almost immediately, by using Belief Eye Movement Therapy. I was participating in a group discussion about beliefs, when this young woman, who had very low self-esteem, said that she had no future, and was going nowhere.

This young woman even predicted her desolate future.

At that time Stan Dokmanus asked her if he could sit down with her for a few moments. He asked me to come along and observe.

Using the BEMT technique, Stan was able to change the way that she looked at herself. She was overwhelmed with hope, and was immediately filled with faith about what she could accomplish.

This immediate change, in how she perceived herself, brought her to tears.

The new energy that she brought with her from that day forward was truly inspirational. What made this sudden change in her totally amazing was that it took Stan about 10 to 15 minutes to bring this out in her.

I would strongly recommend Stan Dokmanus to anybody that would like to fulfill their potential. Totally Incredible.”
SEMT Rph (Registered Pharmacist)
November 25, 2012

There are no cons. DM me if you would like more information or to book a training.
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Last Week: What Are Shared Problems of Mental Health Providers?

Could it BE any worse?

Matthew Perry spent half his life in treatment for substance use disorder, SUD. He could afford the best money could buy. He’s dead.

No doubt, some of the treatment providers he used were included in Newsweek’s Top 350 SUD providers. That would be the top 2% of 17,353 organizations in the U.S.

Each of these treatment providers would claim to be using evidence based, best practices. What went wrong?

What kinds of problems are criminal justice, addiction and mental health treatment providers facing?

These are shared pain points between non-profit substance use disorder (SUD) organizations and drug courts according to OpenAI ChatGPT.

“1. Budget Constraints.
2. Diminished Quality of Services.
3. Inadequate Request for Proposal (RFP) Criteria.
4. Lack of Good Faith Bargaining…

…In summary, both non-profit SUD organizations and drug courts face similar challenges related to budget constraints, diminished service quality, inadequate RFP criteria, and issues with good faith bargaining when collaborating on substance abuse treatment initiatives.

Addressing these shared pain points requires enhanced communication, transparency, and accountability mechanisms to ensure that resources are allocated efficiently and that individuals with substance abuse issues receive the support they need for successful rehabilitation.”

What was the missing piece in treatment for Matty? How did these providers address Matty’s limiting, permission-granting beliefs about alcohol and other drug, AOD, use and abuse?

Many SUD treatment manuals show images of the beliefs, thoughts, feelings and behavior process. But how many organizations actually help the client to elicit and change core beliefs about SUD?

These ideas may be introduced in group treatment. But the work is done one on one in individual sessions. That is the purpose of BEMT, Belief Eye Movement Therapy.

This needs to be done for clients struggling with SUD and seeking what should be Transcendence rather than serial abstinence, relapse, and recidivism.

In my next post, I’ll include a description of the process.

The CBT map image is from Drug Court Treatment: The Verdict.

What Are Common Problems for Troubled Treatment Organizations?#rapport#trust#rolemodels#support#honesty#stigma#trauma

Staff burnout, recruiting, retention, stigma, morale and burnout, are just a few of these problems. All of these can be considered using the CBT map image below. Why?

Because all of these areas involve beliefs, values, attitudes, etc. Employees are affected by each of these areas. The CBT map is their GPS.

Look at each of the cognitive categories as links in a chain. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

This is true of the chain of command too. Administration members and the subordinates are all links of the chain. It should work like a symphony.

When there is too much discord the harmony suffers. What causes the discord and morale problems?

A disconnect between administration and the subordinates affects rapport, trust, burnout and retention. Recruiting qualified staff is difficult enough. Poor retention is costly.

We can look at employees as links and ‘parts’ of the organization. The employees are made up of ‘parts’ too. These ‘parts’ also have beliefs and values. Consider the employee. She has a partner part, a parent part, an employee part, role model part, a counselor part, a therapist part.

Each of these parts has needs, wants and fears, just like the whole person has. Imagine when there is a ‘parts conflict’ within the employee.

There is always at least one ‘part’ that will object.

All of the other employees agree that X would be a good idea. But one link, one employee has objections to X. Why? What’s the fear? There is probably a positive intent or secondary gain of avoiding that which is feared. What is it?

Is it a trauma-based fear? Is it imposter syndrome? What is the limiting belief that is driving the probably irrational fear?

Administrators and employees can benefit by learning how to do a Parts Reframe.

That’s where Belief Eye Movement Therapy, BEMT can add to the quality and outcome of treatment. There will be no long-term behavior changes unless you change limiting, permission-granting, core beliefs first.

Everyone has limiting beliefs about something important in their lives.

DM me if you want more information for you or your employer group.