Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a systematic, cognitive-behavioral, step by step treatment strategy designed to enhance self-image, promote growth of a positive, productive identity, and facilitate the development of higher stages of moral reasoning. The conation in re-conation is a term employed to describe the conscious process of decision making and purposeful behavior. The term moral reconation was chosen for this system because the underlying goal is to change conscious decision-making to higher levels of moral reasoning.
MRT is particular beneficial for individuals identified as a “High Risk” for continued unlawful behavior due to their demonstrated values and morals. –This information obtained from Moral reconation therapy workbook “How to escape your prison” written by Gregory L. Little and Kenneth D. Robinson
- The Reality House Programs MRT group is a one hour a week for 20-30 weeks depending on how each individual does in completing and submitting their steps. There are 12 steps total.
- If not funded by a 3rd party, must be able to pay for a $25 workbook & $10 each week
- MRT participants will be required to be committed, punctual, studious, active, courteous, honest, and must demonstrate a willingness to change their criminal thinking and behavior.
- To complete MRT, participants are required to advance through 12 goal-oriented stages where they introspectively address their truthfulness, self-awareness, relationships, short & long term goals, dedication to change, and moral commitment. MRT requires the participant to accept personal responsibility for their behavior. MRT does not address feelings, employ talk therapy, debate rules & laws, allow blaming and excuses, or encourage victim contact of any type.
All participants are required to enroll into MRT by scheduling an appointment. Call (573) 999-7763 between the hours of 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday.