2019.10.18 | Course Description

How can people who do terrible things consider themselves good? These individuals show a lack of remorse or little regard for others, respond angrily to anything interpreted as opposing what he or she wants, lack personal responsibility and exercise power in doing the forbidden and getting away with it. Those who deem themselves, “criminal,” believe that they are decent people with the right to do whatever suits their purpose. But, what if it interferes with those who are law abiding and responsible?

The presenter will introduce specific thinking patterns that underlie criminal behavior patterns for justice involved clients. The use of evidenced based practices in assessment and treatment planning will be covered as well as how to deal specifically with these behaviors in criminal justice settings.

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:


  • identify maladaptive thinking patterns
  • understand specific criminal thinking and identify how to respond to criminal thinking statements in a manner that avoids confrontation and resistance
  • define antisocial personality disorders and analyze theories associated with criminal offending
  • evaluate and identify evidenced based research in assessment and treatment planning for those with criminal thinking patterns and cognitive distortions