PUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT

G.R.I.P Program 

Gang Rehabilitation in Progress


     


Gang Redirection in Progress

Rehabilitation structure

1.  Set goal- allow client to discuss what he/she wants to achieve from therapy.
2.  Plan of action- therapist and client will discuss ways of changing thinking and ultimately behavior. Discuss ways to avoid triggers.
3.  Treatment method- Client and therapist will enter dialogue about preventing thoughts and behaviors that have negative consequences.
4.  Develop a sense of community- This phrase used to describe the relationship an individual has with his social structure. We empirically explore a module which posits that three important components influence an individual's participation in the community, in a positive manner or negative one. The three components are the perception one has of his environment, how do they socialize within their environment, and your perception on how your behavior effects the community and other generations. The stronger the sense of community, the more influence the client will have on his environment.
5.  Sense of Belonging- In this phase the client will infect himself into the mirror model in order to grasp a sense of "who am I", "do I avoid responsibility", "do I have anger issues", "am I antisocial", "do I avoid my role as a parent", " does my negative behavior(s) affect my relationship(s) (family, employer, spouse)". Borrowing from person-centered therapy, this module focuses on three factors important to the development of a strong therapeutic relationship. These factors are empathy, genuineness, and positive regard. These concepts are defined and discussed but represent general characteristics that all therapists should seek to attain in working with patients. Following a discussion of these principles, the concept of active listening is introduced as a technique to better attain a solid therapeutic relationship.  
Empathy (Validating the Patient's Experience) Empathy is the ability to understand experiences from another person’s point of view. Empathy is an important part of building rapport and facilitates feelings of trust and mutual respect between the patient and therapist. It is necessary for the therapist to consider the concept of “multicultural empathy,” which relates to understanding persons from other life backgrounds (ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age cohort, gender, etc.). It is impossible for a therapist to be knowledgeable about every patient's unique background. Empathy, which at its core consists of asking questions in a respectfully curious manner and expressing emotional understanding of the answers received, is a solid first step towards understanding patients' unique life background.