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Readiness To Change

Pathways To Change (Readiness To Change)

[All PDS class types are conducted using our live, remote interactive Web-Class experience]


The Pathways To Change program helps the participant clarify their personal values, the gap between where they’ve been, where they are now, and where they wish to be/go in life. The focus is on choices and changes needed to set and achieve values-driven life goals. The material covers the thinking processes and cognitive strategies for making “workable choices”. It also includes participant exercises on managing their relationship with alcohol and drugs, high-risk situations, building a support network, and recognizing strengths and abilities. The program concludes with the participants creating their own Change Plan that is reviewed by the Class Facilitator. The Readiness To Change journal is used as the core content in all PDS classes. Participants referred specifically to this also get the Pathways To Change supplemental journal included in the curriculum (both journals are combined for the Digital Journal).

This “Readiness to Change” Program is suitable for all Misdemeanor and most Felony defendants. Suitable referral resource for: Morals/Values related offense, Fictitious Drivers License (Fake ID), Fail to ID, Criminal Trespass, *Driving While Lic. Suspended, Failure to Stop and Render Aid, Criminal Mischief, Probation Violation, and other offenses.

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.
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