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Functional Thinking

The underlying principles in these resources include many elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). The Functional Thinking set of resources, however, addresses the critical elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and can be viewed as a "Core cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)" resource. This element also integrates Motivational Interviewing (MI) tools into the actual program materials (see MI/MET and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) Gang Intervention Materials). This allows program staff to readily use MI with the program participants. "Change talk" is elicited, and materials are sequenced to link to the stages of change model (Prochaska and DiClemente). This material can be effectively used in a gang intervention program.

Catalog Code/Title/Hours
CBT1 Introduction to Functional Thinking This program element introduces basic cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) concepts. It also introduces feelings scaling tools and several MI tools. 5
CBT2 Emotional Intelligence This is a core program element for identifying feelings and learning new ways to respond appropriately to those feelings. It is also included as an element of The Phoenix Curriculum (high school level version). 8
CBT3 Feelings Toolkit This element includes several tools for assessing feelings and the frequency, intensity and duration of symptoms of selected feelings. 4
CBT4 Symptoms and Early Warning Signs This element helps participants identify the specific symptoms and early warning signs of selected feelings and problem areas in their own lives. 3
CBT5 Triggers Program Supplement This element helps participants identify the specific triggers of selected feelings and problem areas in their own lives. 4
CBT6 Faulty Thinking and Functional Thinking This element is designed to help participants further identify their external triggers. It is especially recommended as a guide for those new to treatment. This program element is a modification of a resource also found in our Treatment Planning Series (TP), a behavioral health resource. This is a critical cognitive change element. It includes activities designed to help participants identify 13 different kinds of faulty thinking, and ways in which these types of thinking occur in their own lives. Then it identifies and guides practice in ways to change these types of thinking into more functional thinking. It also provides support in developing more independent thinking, and taking charge of their own lives. 4
CBT7a Functional Behaviors: making choices that work This program element guides the process of making more effective and helpful choices. 14
cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)7b Coping skills for emergencies This workbook provides an introduction and considerable practice in applying a set of essential basic coping skills. Also provided as workbook CS1/DP2. 5
CBT8 Counselors Toolbox This resource provides a set of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and MI tools which can be used by program staff at their discretion in many areas of counseling. We recommend that these tools be used to reinforce and guide subsequent programming. 6

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