This session is designed to equip attendees with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions when choosing evidence-based treatment options for their clients, especially Veterans and individuals with co-occurring disorders. An emphasis is placed on substance abuse and criminal justice statistics, review of research on effective treatment approaches (and ineffective approaches), and results of over 30 years of research on the Moral Reconation Therapy - MRT® program in various court and corrections settings.
•Gather statistics on substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, recidivism, & effective treatment options
•Describe the principles of MRT, with a focus on MRT program attributes and group process
•Review research data supporting the effectiveness of MRT in various settings