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Moral Reconation Therapy

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Moral Reconation Therapy is an "evidence based" recovery program that uses group cognitive therapy to build the moral principles within an individual's personality that are damaged or have never fully developed. MRT focuses on seven basic treatment issues in a systematic, progressive fashion. These are:

  • Confrontation of beliefs, attitudes and behaviors;
  • assessment of current relationships;
  • reinforcement of positive behavior and habits;
  • positive identity formation;
  • enhancement of self-concept;
  • decrease in hedonism and development of frustration tolerance;
  • and development of higher stages of moral reasoning.

MRT is a state-of-the-art cognitive behavioral rehabilitation system that has shown substantial effectiveness in significantly reducing offender’s recidivism over the ten years following program participation. MRT® was specifically designed to treat offenders in open-ended groups where offenders can enter at any time and work at their own pace. Moral Reconation Therapy is not a classroom style educational class where all participants receive the same sequence of educational materials, cognitive skills classes, or other information at the same time. Rather, it is a cognitive restructuring approach designed to allow group participants to enter ongoing groups at any time, begin the treatment process, and process exercises and tasks sequentially in the ongoing group process. This procedure facilitates the change process, enhances the group process, and allows for continuation of ongoing groups.

Each client participant will receive a personal copy of the MRT® workbook, How To Escape Your Prison, (@a cost of $30.00 per workbook.) This workbook contains all client exercises, materials, and tasks clients complete in the program as well as containing the client’s personal “Step Checklist.”

How To Escape Your Prison is written on the sixth grade level. There is also How To Escape Your Prison: Juvenile MRT that presents the same curriculum at a third grade level.

Also available, are MRT® non-offenders Program, (and workbook entitled "Discovering Life and Liberty) and MRT® Smokers Cessation program (and workbook entitled "Dying for a Smoke.")

You can now have the power of any of these programs, and their effectiveness as a working part of your center/facility’s offered curriculums. Also, you can have the evaluation power of ASI-MV and ASAM, (Addiction Severity Index -Multimedia Version and American Society of Addictive Medicine [second revision], Patient Placement Criteria.) Milton Anthony LPC is certified with these evaluation tools and is a certified MRT® facilitator. He is available to bring his expertise on recovery counseling, perform evaluations, lead a
Moral Reconation Therapy group and/or aftercare groups for you at your facility, as a contractor.

You can now have the power of any of these programs, and their effectiveness as a working part of your center/facility’s offered curriculums.
  • How To Escape Your Prison is written on the sixth grade level.
  • How To Escape Your Prison: Juvenile MRT that presents the same curriculum at a third grade level.
  • MRT non-offenders Program and workbook entitled "Discovering Life and Liberty"
  • MRT Smokers Cessation program and workbook entitled "Dying for a Smoke"
  • Also, you can have the evaluation power of ASI-MV and ASAM, (Addiction Severity Index -Multimedia Version and American Society of Addictive Medicine [second revision], Patient Placement Criteria.)

Additional Information

Milton Anthony LPC is certified with these evaluation tools and is a certified MRT® facilitator. He is available to bring his expertise on recovery counseling, perform evaluations, lead MRT® and/or aftercare groups for you at your facility, as a contractor.

Call or e-mail Milton today, if you are interested in having his expertise and certification available to better serve your clientele. You can immediately begin offering MRT® groups or, if you already do, you can offer additional MRT® Groups.

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