The 6 Step Model
The basics of the Thresholds Program is the six step decision process as designed by Mickey Burglass.
These steps are :
- Define/Understand the situation you are in
- Set a goal for yourself in this situation
- Develop possibilities to reach your goal
- Evaluate the possibilities
- Decide on one of the possibilities
- Implement your decision
The Six Steps are presented using group and individual sessions.
Each week one of the steps is presented in the group class. Using lecture, interactive activities , question and answer, and role play, the Threshold teacher presents the details of the step for the class. Workbooks supplied to the inmates follow along with the weekly teaching material.
A Volunteer will meet with the student during the week discussing how the material applies to the inmate and his/her situation. Over the course of the sessions, the student and volunteer discuss the realistic ways to achieve the chosen goal. Through this small step approach, the student learns a better, more thought-out way to handle and resolve situations in their lives