ABOUT QUINNIPIAC DRUG TREATMENT CENTERS – MORAL RECONATION THERAPY (MRT)
Located in Hamden, Conn., a suburb 15 minutes north of New Haven, Quinnipiac Drug Treatment Centers’ Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) program is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that helps incarcerated individuals and persons with addiction.
A “very practical program that uses homework assignments and group exercises,” the program’s webpage maintains, “Moral reconation therapy has been successfully applied across the United States since 1988, with over 78 published studies highlighting the advantages of this program in terms of improving moral reasoning and reducing relapse.”
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Quinnipiac’s MRT program approaches addiction and accompanying mental health disorders from a cognitive-behavioral standpoint. A unique process that works in a couple of distinct steps, MRT exposes clients to practices and techniques found in other forms of psychotherapy. It works as follows:
The first step involves working closely with a trained therapist to identify one’s existing patterns of belief and thought. Through reasoning and challenging themselves, clients may soon discover that their negative emotions and thought processes are often “distorted.” Following an assessment of their interpersonal relationships, clients begin to break away from negative thoughts by replacing them with more positive, accurate ones. The last two steps include the formation of a more positive identity and “the development of a health self-concept.”
Trained therapists guide clients through the stage-like process of MRT.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the MRT program ratings of four and five stars for over a dozen different metrics such as the staff’s level of training and experience, program affordability, and overall effectiveness. They also found the place that their loved one attended particularly clean and well-kept, adding, “It has a very effective treatment [technique].”
Quinnipiac accepts major health insurance plans as well as self-payment.