Moral Reconation Therapy Program (MRT®): Thinking for Good

Moral Reconation Therapy Program (MRT®): Thinking for Good as the initial program response for all felony offenders presenting with medium to high risk criminogenic factors and substance abuse issues.

Treatment System

MRT® : Thinking for Good is an objective, systematic treatment system designed to change how drug abusers and alcoholics make decisions and judgments by raising moral reasoning from Kohlberg's perspective. MRT® focuses systematically on seven basic treatment issues:

Assessment of current relationships

Attitudes and behaviors

Confrontation of beliefs

Decrease in hedonism and development of frustration tolerance

Development of higher stages of moral reasoning

Positive identity formation: enhancement of self-concept

Reinforcement of positive behavior and habits

Research on MRT® has shown that as clients pass steps, moral reasoning increases in adult drug and alcohol offenders and juvenile offenders.

MRT has been selected for inclusion on the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.