Moral Reconation Therapy
Originally developed for use in prisons, Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a workbook-based peer group program designed to result in self-knowledge and decision-making. Group participants begin by exploring values of honesty with themselves and with others, then move to a more positive and productive self-image, and finally arrive at a state of well-being and care for others.
As a critical resource of the therapeutic court program, MRT must be completed before participants are eligible to graduate from the program. Consequently, Partners for Progress organizes annual training of MRT facilitators in Alaska, typically led by the co-creator of MRT, Dr. Ken Robinson. This cognitive-behavioral program is on the SAMHSA (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
Wellness Together is a facilitated peer support group that encourages bonds between Wellness Court participants in their journey towards long-term sobriety. Partners for Progress supports facilitators - graduates of at least two years from the Therapeutic Court system - who lead the groups. These alumni facilitators provide healthy role modeling for participants by offering direct experience of the Therapeutic Court process and recovery. Wellness Together groups provide participants a safe environment to share their successes and concerns, as well as opportunities to enjoy sober social events with other participants.