Cognitive Behaviour Essay
In his articles, Porporino (1995, 1991) examines the viability of cognitive behaviour therapy as a correctional intervention. After summarizing cognitive behaviour therapy principles, he discusses strategies for implementation, and provides research data supporting its effectiveness, including post release outcomes on the Reasoning and Rehabilitation (R & R) program. Porporino’s conclusions are subsequently compared with other researcher’s opinions and research based empirical data.
Porporino criticises several programs he reviewed that claimed to be cognitive. In particular, he disregards motivational programs that lack empirical evidence of reduction of recidivism, and those programs that criticise forms of …show more content…
Whilst Porporino fails to detail evidence that supports or negates his opinions of the programs he dismisses, he provides a detailed evaluation of the R & R program. He reviewed data that measures changes before and after completion of the program, by evaluating its effects on attitudes, behaviour, and cognition. In doing so, he concludes that these evaluations have been positive, showing a change in the perspectives of participants in respect of social situations and being able to better appreciate other’s perceptions. Measures were achieved