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Trainings Offered

The following training curricula are available and can be adapted to meet the individual needs of your organization:

  • Introduction to Addiction and Criminality
  • Treatment and Recovery Management Strategies
  • Transitional Care and Case Management
  • Motivational Interviewing (Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Motivational Interviewing in Group Settings
  • Cognitive Behavioral Treatment
  • Individual, Group and Family Counseling
  • Therapeutic Community Theory and Practice
  • Mental Health and Co-occurring Disorders
  • Domestic Violence and Trauma
  • Anger Management and Impulsivity
  • Drug/Crime Relapse Prevention
  • Pathways into Addiction
  • Pharmacology & Neurobiology of Psychoactive Substances
  • Cross Training for Partnership
  • Cultural Competency and Health Issues in Correctional Institutions:
    • Cultural Considerations in Forensic Treatment (race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, LGBT, social class, etc.)
    • Substance Abuse in Adolescents and Older Adults
    • Hepatitis A, B and C, TB, HIV and STDs
    • Abstinence-Oriented and/or Harm Reduction Philosophy

Training History

Correctional Training, Grants & Service Delivery History

  • From Prison to Community - Comprehensive Reentry and Case Management Strategies (Senate Bill 618 Model) (2007–2012)
  • Cal-METRO (California Motivation Enhancement Toward Rehabilitative Outcomes) Project — a large-scale Motivational Interviewing training project to train over 3,000 professionals working in California Juvenile Correctional system (2006–2009):
  • Training for Trainers (1998–2004)
  • Training for CDCR educational staff (teachers) on integrated care for offenders with substance use and mental health disorders (intermittently 1999–2007)
  • Workforce development training series (8 modules leading to nationally accredited FACT certification)
  • Offender Substance Abuse Treatment Institute (annual) (2005–2008)
  • Specialized Technical Assistance
  • Continuing Care Reentry Strategies - A Specialized Training Series for Community Based Providers and Parole (2004–2012)
  • Peer-mentor training (in-custody)
  • Training for parole (biannual) (2006-2009)
  • Raising the Bar - gender responsive training event (annual)
  • Specialized Trauma training series
  • Problem solving symposia (with internationally recognized experts)
  • Training for Wardens
  • Specialized training for CDCR IST staff (program managers and CCIIIs)
  • Illness Recovery Management (treatment of co-occurring disorders) Training (2009–2011)
  • Cross Training for FOTEP (Female Offender Treatment Program) (2006–2011)
  • Offender Mentor Certification Program (2009–2011)
  • Training in Addiction Severity Index (2009–2011)
  • Mixing of Sex Offenders in Custodial Drug Treatment Therapeutic Community Units: Problems and Potential Solutions (1999)
  • Research To Practice Symposium: Clinical Assessment Of Substance Abusers In Custody Settings - Bridging The Gap (1999)
  • Treatment & Rehabilitation Strategies For High Security Inmates Problem Solving Assembly (2009)
  • Mentally Ill Offenders: Parole Problems And Potential Solutions (2001)
  • Drug Treatment Furlough Training (2003–2005)
  • Summer Clinical Institute in Addiction Studies (annual)
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Training Videos for CDCR Correctional Staff
  • CDCR Newsletter (preparation and distribution)
  • Policy Advisory Committee (1997–2011)
  • South East Asia & Ukraine- International Addiction Technology Transfer Center