This webinar will address why cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) that addresses criminal thinking is important in addition to CBT programming that addresses substance use disorder for individuals involved in the criminal legal system.
Many practitioners in the behavioral health field recognize the importance of CBT modalities in addressing substance use disorder. CBT is a well-researched evidence-based practice and a component of many clinical strategies to address substance use disorders. When working with a justice-involved population with substance use disorders, CBT addressing substance use can be an effective component of a programming and treatment plan. An equally important component is helping the individual recognize thinking patterns that lead to antisocial behavior, which includes both substance abuse and criminal actions. In jail and prison reentry settings, in particular, CBT programming is a vital element in sustaining successful community reintegration.