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Title: From multimodal programs to a new cognitive–interpersonal approach in the rehabilitation of offenders
Authors: Brazão, Nélio 
da Motta, Carolina 
Rijo, Daniel 
Keywords: Antisocial behavior; Cognitive–behavioral rehabilitation programs; Intervention efficacy; Meta-analytic studies; Growing Pro-Social
Issue Date: 2013
Project: This research has been supported by the first author, NB, PhD Grant (SFRH/BD/89283/2012), sponsored by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), and the Operational Program for the Human Potential (POPH)/European Social Fund (SEE) 
“GPS – Growing Pro-Social, a prevention and rehabilitation program for individuals with antisocial behavior: Efficacy studies in forensic samples” (PTDC/PSI-PCL/102165/2008) is supported by the Foundation for Science and Technology, and it is a partnership between the Research Unit of the Cognitive-Behavioral Research and Intervention Center and the General Directorship of Social Reinsertion and Prison Services of the Portuguese Ministry of Justice. 
Serial title, monograph or event: Aggression and Violent Behavior
Volume: 18
Issue: 6
Abstract: A considerable amount of meta-analytic research supports the effectiveness of cognitive–behavioral psychoeducational programs in reducing recidivism rates, in youths and adults with antisocial behavior. These same studies suggest that programs including a cognitive component are as twice as more effective in reducing recidivism rates. This paper reviews outcome studies sustaining the use of structured interventions in forensic settings. It introduces a new program, Growing Pro-Social (GPS), currently in use in several Portuguese youth rehabilitation centers and prisons. GPS is a multimodal structured group program designed for the rehabilitation of individuals with antisocial behavior. It includes 40 weekly sessions, organized into 5 sequential modules. Based on a cognitive–interpersonal theoretical framework, GPS focuses on cognitive, emotional, and behavioral change, assuming as an ultimate goal the modification of dysfunctional core beliefs underlying antisocial behavior.
ISSN: 1359-1789
DOI: 10.1016/j.avb.2013.07.018
Rights: openAccess
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