Jennifer Rihel-Milliron

I work with teenage boys in a residential treatment facility for mental health issues. I am always looking for good worksheets to help them work on thinking errors…I am so excited to have new materials to use. I am always trying to personalize the work that I give to the boys that I work with …

I. The Solitary Confinement of Responsibility

Responsible living to the criminal thinker is akin to solitary confinement. The perceived boredom and lack of excitement in a responsible life is worse than the possibility of jail or prison. The Bureau of Justice Statistics shows that most criminals continue to re-offend after release from prison. This fact gives credence to the assertion that responsibility is an arduous pursuit.

G. Failure to Learn From Experience

Criminal thinkers do not learn from the past and operate without regard for the future.  They are often described as failing to learn from experience and tend to see behavior and events as isolated incidents. You might be thinking to yourself, “this sounds like my teenager!”

F. Victimstance

Next to ‘closed-channel thinking,’ victimstance is the most pervasive thinking error in irresponsible and criminal thinkers. Criminal thinkers continually blame others for situations they have caused themselves.

B. CT Module Introduction

The Criminal Thinking Module was developed from selected articles on the CriminalThinking.net blog “Criminal Thinking Deterred” http://criminalthinking.wordpress.com. The module is meant to be a companion to the Criminal Thinking Error worksheets available for free on the Criminal Thinking Therapy website.

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Our material has been developed for practitioners of the ‘Criminal Thinking’ and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach to change. These materials were developed as cognitive behavioral approaches to the treatment of offenders. Cognitive behavioral therapy has been proven to be one of the most effective strategies for measurable and meaningful outcomes with the offender population. All …

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Criminal Thinking Materials Our material has been developed for practitioners of the ‘Criminal Thinking’ and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach to change. These materials were developed as cognitive behavioral approaches to the treatment of offenders. Cognitive behavioral therapy has been proven to be one of the most effective strategies for measurable and meaningful outcomes with the …

Why Do Some People Hurt People?

Criminal thinking errors are pervasive in our society. Everyone has them to some degree, but the extreme criminal thinker relies on this way of thinking to justify their actions which support a criminal lifestyle. This infographic creatively describes the errors in thinking that encompass the thought process of an extreme criminal thinker. Criminal thinking therapy, …