Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
20-Week Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) Class
According to the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections, Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a systematic treatment strategy that seeks to decrease recidivism among juvenile and adult criminal offenders by increasing moral reasoning. Its cognitive-behavioral approach combines elements from a variety of psychological traditions to progressively address ego, social, moral, and positive behavioral growth. MRT takes the form of group counseling using structured group exercises and prescribed homework assignments. The MRT workbook is structured around 16 objectively defined steps (units) focusing on seven basic treatment issues: confrontation of beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors; assessment of current relationships; reinforcement of positive behavior and habits; positive identity formation; enhancement of self-concept; decrease in hedonism and development of frustration tolerance; and development of higher stages of moral reasoning. Participants meet in groups once weekly and can complete all steps of the MRT program in 20 weeks.
The MRT program at the Diversion Center is offered to clients based on their charge, at all three of our locations. Contact us for more information about the program, pricing, and scheduling your first day of MRT.