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Recognizing Adaptive Change is Crucial for EBP Implementation

Implementing Evidence-Based Practices activates a cascade of change in any organization and thus requires adjustment for everyone involved. Our article this month discusses the difference between adaptive change and technical change, and the importance of adaptive change. Adaptive change is a type of change that most organizations do not consider, yet it is crucial to […]

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Change Planning – Part V in our five-part series, “Practice Models 101″ …

For the most part, the use of case planning is a standard approach in corrections.  In this issue’s article we’ll explore change planning, a different approach to consolidating a client’s commitment into a tangible plan. Whereas case planning is a formal written plan that usually takes place in one meeting with the client, change planning […]

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Cognitive Coaching – Part IV in our five-part series, “Practice Models 101″ …

There is now strong evidence that the vast majority of offenders are driven into crime and deviancy by two factors – age and low self-control.  This makes the case for coaching high-risk clients to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills a strong one.  The use of Cognitive Coaching is the third element in our Practice […]

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Ongoing Assessment – Part III in our five-part series, “Practice Models 101″ …

Re-thinking Assessment There are so many different ways to think about assessment, with the most common being to see assessment as a one-time event where you “size up” an interviewee and obtain key information that will be instrumental in guiding the subsequent supervision process.  While this certainly gets the job done, it is easy for […]

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Part II in our five-part series, “Practice Models 101″ . . .

Engagement and Relationship Building First, a quick note about Practice Models: Although our Practice Model article series explores the four Practice Model components separately, keep in mind that these components work best as a synergistic constellation of moving parts. The components are intended to interlock and create an overall effect that is greater than the […]

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Part I in our five-part series, “Practice Models 101″ . . .

What is a practice model anyway, and why would I want to use one? A practice model serves as a conceptual framework or map to define success for a professional, a profession, or an organization. Criminal justice professionals can use a practice model to institute a new way of interacting with clients “that more closely […]

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J-SAT achieves MI “scale-up” with the Colorado EPIC Project!

We’d like to take a minute to celebrate and in so doing, share some important information that could transform MI in your organization too… Motivational Interviewing was first introduced to corrections in 1992. Since then there have been a myriad of different strategies for implementing MI in corrections but none that demonstrated credible scale-up using […]

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