Correlating the Problem Solving Strategy to Criminogenic Thinking

Marla Cook

Marla Cook has worked in Adult Education in Corrections for 19 years. She began her career in Illinois and has worked in levels 1 through 4 with both Women and Men. She started as a Youthful Offender Counselor teaching Math and Reading and transitioned to ABE/HSE when she moved to Indiana. She has been a Site Director at Pendleton for 3 years.

Explore the divergence of criminogenic thinking and problem solving strategies, developing discrepancy by identifying the difference between what the participant wants with their personal goals vs. their behavior. It explores how the consequences of their criminal behavior affects their goals and helps motivate the participant move toward change.

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