Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) Class

According to the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections, Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a systematic treatment strategy that seeks to decrease recidivism among juvenile and adult criminal offenders by increasing moral reasoning. Its cognitive-behavioral approach combines elements from a variety of psychological traditions to progressively address ego, social, moral, and positive behavioral growth. MRT takes the form of group counseling using structured group exercises and prescribed homework assignments. The MRT workbook is structured around 16 objectively defined steps (units) focusing on seven basic treatment issues: confrontation of beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors; assessment of current relationships; reinforcement of positive behavior and habits; positive identity formation; enhancement of self-concept; decrease in hedonism and development of frustration tolerance; and development of higher stages of moral reasoning. Participants meet in groups once weekly and can complete all steps of the MRT program in 24 weeks.

At the Philadelphia Diversion Center, we use the MRT workbook developed by the creators of MRT, Dr. Gregory Little and Dr. Kenneth Robinson, How to Escape your Prison: A Moral Reconation Therapy Workbook. This book is the #1 MRT workbook in the world, and its 152 pages address all of the issues related to criminal thinking and criminal needs.

The MRT program at the Philadelphia Diversion Center is offered to clients based on their charge, at all our locations.

Contact the office for more information about the program, pricing, and scheduling your first day of MRT.

Court Approved Class

Our company policies regarding classes are as follows:

  • All classes have a strict 10-minute grace period. Students that arrive more than 10 minutes late will not be admitted, no exceptions.
  • We do not accept partial payments for any services. Please arrive on time with cash payment in full.
  • Our attendance policy varies according to the number of classes you are required to complete. Please ask how many you can miss when you begin, so you do not risk missing too many.
  • All services, other than scheduled classes, are by appointment only.
  • No children allowed.