The Center for Ethical Training and Transformation – U.S. (CETTUS)
“The World’s First Ethics Rehab”
Progressive Prison Ministries recognizes the conditions and circumstances which often lead people to make the incorrect choices to violate the law. Regardless of wealth or poverty, position or standing, each of us struggle with the human condition. It is our belief that a core part of erroneous judgment and poor decisions can be directly linked to underlying circumstances and disorders that are not only treatable in a rehabilitative setting, but that can create restoration and actualization in each individual.
Our extensive research and real-life experience has shown that personality traits and disorders, and environmental factors, have been consistently found to play a key role in the deviant behavior and fraud that are the underlying factors in committing white-collar crimes. Symptomology culminating in a violation of law can be clinically diagnosed and treated by identifying and understanding the nature of what motivated these choices. In that vein, it can also be said that the families, communities, co-workers, and employers of misdirected human beings suffer from equal adversity when these disorders and conditions create a violation of law. Our program, in its treatment of underlying circumstances and issues, also addresses the strained relationships and dynamics in the spirit of reconciliation.
To be ethical and effective in our treatment of the client, we adhere to a program of restoration which is tailored to the needs of the individual. We are not a clinical program as is understood by psychologists and the medical community, rather we are a group of individuals who focus on compassion and empathy through our shared experiences. We do, however, partner with licensed medical practitioners who contribute to intake, treatment and discharge plans. No two treatment plans are alike, but all are predicated on core curative approaches including a biopsychosocial assessment, emotional regulation, behavior modification, relapse prevention, check-in groups, family group, psychosocial/Ethos-cognitive rehabilitation, spiritual wellness, and mental health/ethical development sessions. The combination of these components allow for a well-rounded approach to true ethical rehabilitation.