The Cognitive Centre of Canada
The Cognitive Centre of Canada (CCC) was established at the University of Ottawa in Canada in 1980 as a centre for research and program development on effective methods for the prevention and treatment of antisocial behavior.
The Centre's activities are directed by a group of Consultants with expertise and extensive experience in various fields including clinical psychology, forensic psychology, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, education, criminology, criminal and juvenile justice and professional training.
Note: As of Dec. 1.10 our email address has changed to email@example.com
Prosocial Competence Training Programs
The Cognitive Centre developed the internationally accredited Reasoning and Rehabilitation program (R&R) in 1986 – an evidence-based, multifaceted, manualized cognitive behavioral program that teaches the cognitive skills, social skills and values which are antagonistic to antisocial behavior and are essential to the achievement of prosocial competence.
R&R was based on three decades of research that demonstrated that 1. many offenders evidence inadequate development in social cognitive skills; 2. training in social cognitive skills is a key ingredient in effective offender rehabilitation.
The R&R program has been delivered for over twenty years to more than seventy thousand youths and adults in twenty-two countries including Australia, Canada, Canary Islands, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Holland, Iran, Hong Kong, Jersey, Latvia, Lebanon, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Wales and most of the states in USA.
R&R has been delivered in group homes for antisocial youths; juvenile institutions, prisons, half-way houses; forensic psychiatric hospitals; hospitals for mentally disordered offenders; probation and parole settings; community-based social service agencies; special schools for "at risk" children and adolescents; and in community schools.
A description of the program and summaries of independent international evaluations of its efficacy can be viewed by clicking on the R&R title in the left-hand column. Summaries of several recent international evaluations can be viewed by clicking on "News".
Guided by research conducted since R&R was produced in 1986, the Centre has developed a suite of new, specialized and shorter programs that are tailored to the needs of specific groups:
R&R2 for Antisocial Adults (16 and older) also in Spanish
R&R2 for Antisocial Youths (12-16) soon available in Spanish
R&R2 for Hispanic Adult Offenders
Please click on a program title to go to its description. E-mail Cognitive Centre for information: firstname.lastname@example.org