Criminogenic thinking is a primary risk factor for criminal recidivism, and thus a critical target for treatment aimed at reducing recidivism. The Measure of Criminogenic Thinking Styles (MOCTS) is an innovative self-report instrument which has been found to be valid and reliable in peer-reviewed research. Unique to the MOCTS is the ability to identify specific types of criminogenic thinking, each of which can be addressed using different treatment techniques. Presented by the lead developer of the instrument, this On Demand workshop will train you in the use of the MOCTS while earning 5.5 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit. The development of the MOCTS will be discussed, its administration protocol will be reviewed, item-by-item instructions will be given on how to reliably score the measure and interpret its findings, a review of the peer-reviewed research on the MOCTS will be provided, and guidance will be put forth on how mental health care providers in a variety of settings (e.g., corrections, forensic hospitals, college counseling centers) can best utilize the MOCTS in practice. A case study will be employed to demonstrate how findings from the MOCTS can provide practitioners with treatment targets, especially with regards to treating different types of criminogenic thinking.
More cost-effective and time-efficient than attending an in-person workshop but covering the same content, this innovative training is the first-of-its-kind.
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Why Train With GIFR?
Eliminate hidden costs of in-person trainings including travel, hotel, food, and gas
Increase the reliability and accuracy of your criminal thinking evaluations using the MOCTS
Earn 5.5 Continuing Education Credits from APA, ASWB, NBCC, ANCC, NAADAC, and CPA
Jon Mandracchia, PhD was one of the original developers of the MOCTS. Since that time, he has been involved in the further development of the instrument and has coauthored several studies in which the MOCTS was utilized to better understand criminogenic thinking, how it might develop, and how it may influence as well as be influenced by a multitude of other constructs. He is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Missouri Western State University, in St. Joseph, Missouri. His main research interests are criminogenic thinking and suicide among correctional populations. His clinical interests include conducting pretrial evaluations (i.e., Competency to Stand Trial, NGRI/Insanity) and providing competency restoration/education treatment, as well as more general assessments (e.g., psychodiagnostic) and psychotherapy. He obtained his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, Texas, and was previously a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Canadian Psychological Association, and the New York Department of Education to sponsor continuing education trainings. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc. (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: June 8, 2019 – June 8, 2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected]. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc. reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for this Continuing Education program or from its presenter(s). The number of CE Credits provided for this training is commensurate to its length in hours. The level of instruction of this training is “Introductory”. The format for this training is homestudy without interactivity. The intended audience for this training includes mental health, correctional, and legal professionals.
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