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Thinking for a Change - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you offer any discounts?

We honor service to our country by offering an 10% discount to Veterans

It the course difficult?

No, our course is designed to by easy. We will help and provide assistance to ensure all are able to join the class and complete the course.

If I take the course, can I teach it?

No. The course requires a facilitators accreditation and facilitator course before it can be taught. In addition a licence agreement has to be made with the authors.

Do I have to live in Texas to attend this class

No, if you are required to attend Thinking for a Change you can attend from anywhere in the continental USA.

Is there any homework?

Yes there are homework assignments which you complete only for most of the lessons.

What is Thinking for a Change?

Thinking for a Change is a course that us designed to change the criminal thinking of offenders using cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and development of problem-solving skills

Do you keep my payment details?

No, we have no access to your payment details such as your debit/credit card number.

Do the classes always last two hours?

No, the class will last up to two hours depending on the lesson and the input provided by the group members.

Can I pay by installments

Yes, we offer pay by installments - please call for details

I thought the program lasted 13 weeks

We teach the full 13 week, 25 lesson program over the four week program. The course curriculum is just the same.

How big are the classes?

Although we are virtual, we limit the number of group members to between 15 to 18 to ensure all get a chance to participate and achieve the most from the course.

Do I have to complete my homework by a specific time?

We recommend that you complete the homework as you go along, but you can work at your own pace and we will provide your certificate when you finish,

Do I have to pay upfront?

No you can pay in two installments, one at the start and the second half way through the course - ring for details.

Do I get a certificate?

Yes when we have confirmed you have completed your homework assignments and have attended the classes required, we will send a certificate to you and your referral source.

How do I access the home work assignments?

You will need to create an account on our website and then login. You can then access each of the assignments from the site member menu.

When will I get the zoom link?

The zoom link will be sent by email 15-30 min before the start of the class.

How many lessons are taught per session?

Usually two lessons are taught for each session, with a break in between. Sometimes a lesson may go over a session.

What if I have special needs and difficulties

We will work with you to help you take this course. We have worked with individuals with various needs and levels of technical ability.

Are there any age restrictions?

No, anyone mandated to take the course can attend, we have provided the course to a wide range of ages and backgrounds.

How do I book a class?

Follow the instruction on the Thinking for a Change page, first to book your class and then complete the registration form.

Do I need to attend in person?

No, our class is completely virtual. We use zoom. You will be sent a new link for the class 15 to 30 mins before the start of the class.

How long does the Thinking for a change class last?

The class lasts 4 weeks. You will attend 3 times per week on Monday, Thursday & Friday evenings between 6 and 8 pm.

I paid my first installment when booking, how do I pay the second installment?

From our website click on the Make a Payment option in the menu and competing the forms on all pages. Enter the amount outstanding on your course.

Have your faciltator's been trained?

Yes, both our facilitators are accredited facilitators, trained by official Thinking for a Change Trainers.

Can I get a discount if I pay upfront

Yes, we currently offer a $30 discount if you pay upfront

BJ

Thank you Mr Hinds, it was a great experience and I really loved it. You are such and an amazing instructor as well

ES

Thanks for the Thinking for a Change class it was very helpful and I would refer friends and family members. I learned a lot of helpful things that I can use in my everyday life skills as far as listening and communicating with people.

CD

Thank you Mr Hinds. I really have not only enjoyed your class but I have learned a lot of tools that I do use since attending your class.

Thinking for a Change (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). Thinking for a Change incorporates research from cognitive restructuring theory, social skills development, and the learning and use of problem-solving skills.

Thinking for a Change (T4C) is copyrighted by its authors, with certain rights retained by NIC.  Discover and Recover are licensed providers of the Thinking for a Change program. Our staff are accredited facilitators.

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