Changing thoughts is not enough to overcome crime and addiction.
In order to get long-lasting substance abuse behavior changes you must first change core beliefs and values regarding criminal thinking and conduct, CTC, involving alcohol and other drugs, AOD. That is according to Wanberg and Milkman.
“You must address permission-granting beliefs as soon as possible, in therapy…” according to Judith S. Beck, “Cognitive Behavior Therapy.”
If your recidivism rates are not improving, you might want to look at these solutions.
Knowing how to elicit, explore and resolve these permission-granting, core beliefs with the client is the key to long-term behavior changes.
Albert Ellis gave us the map of how to do this with his REBT and ABC-DE Theories. Using the AOD-CTC Cycle – CBT map image below, you can easily trace the beliefs about events process that leads to consequences for clients.
Question: Could this be true for treatment and other business organizations too? Why not? There is a group think or mindset. “We’ve always done it this way!” Why not explore company core beliefs and values?
The goals of drug courts and mandated programs are to: Reduce Recidivism and Lower the cost of treatment and crime. To get long-term results, true improvement, you must first change the core beliefs and values that grant permission to do crime and abuse alcohol and other drugs.
The experts say to change the core beliefs first. How do you do that?
Change your case management and treatment planning and you change the outcomes. Change the core beliefs and recidivism rates will change.
That’s what BEMT, Belief Eye Movement Therapy is all about. It’s about making belief changes priorities in the Master Problem List and Treatment Plans.
Who can learn to do BEMT? Anyone can learn and benefit from BEMT. Anyone can learn to do it for the benefit of others. BEMT respects diversity, inclusion and autonomy.
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