Thinking for a Change (T4C) Program Tools

Correctional Supervision: Prisons and Jails
Mental Health
Second Chance Month
Substance Use Treatment

Icon of a face revolving from left to rightThinking for a Change 4.0 (T4C) is an integrated cognitive behavioral change program authored by Jack Bush, Ph.D., Barry Glick, Ph.D., and Juliana Taymans, Ph.D., under a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). T4C incorporates research from cognitive restructuring theory, social skills development, and the learning and use of problem solving skills.

T4C is comprised of 25 lessons that build upon each other, and contains appendices that can be used to craft an aftercare program to meet ongoing cognitive behavioral needs of your group. The program is designed to be provided to justice-involved adults and youth, males and females. T4C is provided by corrections professionals in prisons, jails, detention centers, community corrections, probation, and parole settings. 

In support of implementation of T4C in correctional settings, the NIC has compiled a range of tools and other resources in support of correctional agencies considering the program as one option in a continuum of interventions to address the cognitive, social, and emotional needs of their client populations.

Access the Thinking for a Change tools