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Cognitive Interaction Skills or Core Correctional Practices

Training description:

  • Research on effective interventions identifies a set of practices that have been shown to improve behavioral outcomes with clients and to reduce recidivism
  • These practices, known as Cognitive Interaction Skills (CIS) or Core Correctional Practices (CCP), improve the delivery and increase the effectiveness of rehabilitative services and client supervision
  • The training curriculum includes a basic overview of these practices and teaches participants how to model, teach, and practice prosocial skills and behaviors with clients
  • Training participants will receive on-site coaching and feedback from CJI staff on use of the skills taught during the session

Audience: Direct service staff, case managers and their supervisors working in community and institutional settings

DurationRanges from one to two days (8 to 16 hour) of instruction with additional coaching time

Prerequisite: Principles of Effective Intervention training

CJI is able to tailor training content to the specific needs of the organization. Our trainers also offer coaching and training-of-trainers to increase the capacity of organizations to deliver training themselves. Please contact Kristin Bechtel at to discuss your specific training needs.