Resources

These resources are a collection of useful tools,techniques and research used by practitioners of cognitive-behavioral therapy.  If you would like to recommend a link to another test send us an email! Evidence-Based Research Evidence-Based Programs Assessment Tests Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Evidence-based Research These pages summarize evidence-based research of cognitive-behavioral programs or criminal thinking approaches and …

CT Group Tip: Pick a Picture and Present

In some treatment modalities such as long-term support groups, open-ended relapse prevention sessions, long-term treatment and prison-based programs there is often a need for new group session ideas based on criminal thinking and thinking error deterrents. Here is a creative idea for using the free Criminal Thinking Pinterest images available on the criminalthinking.net website As …

Criminal Pride

False pride consists essentially in an extremely high and unchanging evaluation of oneself. The criminal thinker uses the word respect to describing the behavior they require from others to affirm and support their false pride. The criminal resents simplicity or mundane qualities in life, as such qualities compel them to admit that they are just …

Anger Unmanaged

Anger is a basic component of the criminal personality. Angry thinking and behavior is a fundamental element of the criminal’s thinking process; whether expressed outright or seen beneath the surface, the criminal is angry. Fear, especially the fear of being put down, is the most common source of anger in the criminal. They perceive their …

Effort Vs. Energy

Understanding lack of effort as a criminal thinking error involves first defining it in relation to activity and energy. The criminal thinker has unlimited ‘energy’ for the activities they are interested in pursuing. However, they lack effort for activities that they consider boring, unexciting or uninteresting. An effort is the use of energy to complete …

The Mirror of Self-Disgust

Building self-esteem and developing a positive view of oneself is the goal of many therapeutically sound programs.  There are numerous assessment tests that measure self-worth, self-esteem and positive self-image including Rosenburg’s Self-Esteem Test, PsychTest.com, and others.  Most people are taught at a young age to take pride in their accomplishments and are given praise and …