"How to Escape Your Prison". This 152-page
workbook for offenders is based on principles within MRT, and addresses all of
the issues related to criminal thinking and criminal needs. Clients progress
through the workbook as they progress through group sessions.
Our MRT-based substance abuse program includes 16 steps,
with 12 of these typically completed in 30 group sessions held in accordance
with the implementation site’s own needs and characteristics. For example,
therapeutic communities often hold several groups each week while drug courts
and probation sites typically hold a weekly group. Clients complete homework
from the workbook for each group prior to coming to a session. In the group,
each client presents his or her homework and the facilitator passes the client
to the next step or has the client redo the homework based on objective
criteria. All substance abuse groups are open-ended, meaning that new clients
can enter an ongoing group at any time. Each group session will usually have
new clients as well as some finishing the program.
MRT™ is an NREPP program included on the SAMHSA National
Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices.
MRT® is an objective,
step-by-step treatment system that is highly respected in the corrections
field. The program is designed to address all of the issues related to criminal
thinking and criminal needs.