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"Thinking For A Change" has three main parts:
THINKING FOR A CHANGE LESSONS
Lesson 1: Introduction and Overview
Lesson 2: Active Listening Skill
Lesson 3: Asking a Question
Lesson 4: Giving Feedback
Lesson 5: Our Thinking Controls How We Act
Lesson 6: Paying Attention to Our Thinking
Lesson 7: Recognizing the Thinking that Leads to Trouble
Lesson 8: Finding New Thinking
Lesson 9: Using Thinking Check Ins
Lesson 10: Knowing Your Feelings
Lesson 11: Understanding the Feelings of Others
Lesson 12: Responding to the Feelings of Others
Lesson 13: Preparing for a Stressful Conversation
Lesson 14: Responding to Anger
Lesson 15: Dealing with an Accusation
Lesson 16: Introduction to Problem Solving
Lesson 17: Step 1 — Stop and Think
Lesson 18: Step 2 — Problem Description
Lesson 19: Step 3 — Getting Information to Set a Goal
Lesson 20: Step 4 — Choices and Consequences
Lesson 21: Step 5 — Choose, Plan, Do Step 6 — Evaluate
Lesson 22: Self-Evaluation: What Else Do I Need
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Thinking For A Change
The Thinking for a Change curriculum uses as its core, a problem solving program embellished by both cognitive restructuring and social skills interventions.
While each of the concepts are presented systemically, the participant quickly learns and appreciates that cognitive restructuring does require some cognitive skills methods, as does cognitive skills require an objective, systematic approach to identifying thinking, beliefs, attitudes, and values.
As depicted in the Program Outline, the cognitive restructuring concepts are introduced and emphasized during the initial eleven lessons of the program, interspersed with targeted critical social skills which support the cognitive restructuring process.
-Thinking For A Change Manual -
Concepts & Definitions
Thinking is what we say to ourselves inside our head.
Internal control is control of our thinking and feelings.
Social skills are skills we use to deal with situations involving other people.
Problem solving is a skill for dealing with difficult situations.