This is Not a Defensive Driving / Driver Safety class
The objective of this program is to help move the offender toward a change in thinking regarding their approach to life in general and specifically the attitudes and actions that resulted in their loss of driving privileges and entry into the criminal justice system. This program, now supplemented with the Readiness To Change curriculum, helps the offender identify their Change Issues and prioritize the steps needed to fulfill the state’s requirements for drivers license reinstatement* and compliance with the referring agency’s conditions for successful program completion. Suitable referral resource for Driving while license invalid or suspended, Road Racing, Reckless Aggressive Driving, and some non-assaultive Road Rage cases.
Our program is a one-day, Brief Intervention that utilizes a unique delivery method incorporating multiple Evidence-Based behavior change practices including The Change Companies’ trade-marked Interactive Journaling®, the principles of Motivational Interviewing (Miller, Rollnick, et. al), and effective cognitive strategies based on the Acceptance & Commitment Cognitive-Behavioral Model (Hayes et. al). The class discussions and Interactive Journaling® are highly effective in encouraging the participants to recognize the need for and benefits of behavior change. The class also provides introduction to skills to help participants make needed changes in attitude and behavior with specific regard to illegal behavior. All program Facilitators are certified through PDS and The Change Companies.
Pre-registration is required. Contact PDS for Class Availability and Class Fee 1-800-775-3220.