Federal Bureau of Prisons

                      Psychology Data Systems


                   Date-Title: 02-12-2010 – RDAP – Treatment Plan

   Reg Number-Name: 12345-12 – INMATE

                         Author: Drug Treatment Specialist

                     Institute: Bureau of Prisons


Diagnostic Impressions:


AXIS I: Alcohol Dependence






Treatment Plan:


Inmate is presently participating in RDAP. These goals were established on January 20, 2010 and will be reviewed every sixty (60) days and as needed during his treatment. The projected completion date is October 20, 2010.


Problem #1:   I have a long history of engaging in criminal behavior and living a criminal lifestyle. I struggle with listening to authority figures because I don’t think that anyone has a right to tell me what to do, even if it is to follow the same rules everyone else is expected to follow. I have limited regard for others’ feelings and circumstances I may put them in. As long as I come out on top I don’t care about anyone else.


Goal #1: I will learn to live a more pro-social life by following all the rules of the RDAP program. I will attempt to develop empathy for others, by completing activities that encourages me to consider other’s feelings and circumstances. I will acknowledge that my best thinking resulted in my incarceration, which is indicative that my decision-making ability is impaired and needs to be restructured.


Treatment Activity #1A: List five occasions when antisocial behavior led to negative consequences. Write a three page essay outlining these actions and consequences. I will present this to my therapeutic community. Mar 10.


Treatment Activity #1B: Sign up and complete a life management class before release to learn to responsibly manage my life.


Treatment Activity #1C: I will correct errors in thinking (blaming, super-optimism, entitlement, etc.) in order to learn how to identify when I am thinking criminally. I will complete RSA’s on these thinking errors once weekly and record them in my journal.


Problem #2:   I have an ADDICTION to alcohol and used this substance to cope with daily life. My addiction let to my poor choices that have negatively affected my life, and the lives around me.


Goal #2: To make positive choices that will lead to more benefiting outcomes. Remain abstinent from drug/alcohol use.


Treatment Activity #2A: I will learn alternative coping skills that can be used instead of turning back to my addiction. I will make a list of these coping skills and present them to group. Due May 5.


Treatment Activity #2B: Share my thoughts of relapse with group and be open for feedback.


Treatment Activity #2C: Complete a relapse prevention plan during the Relapse Prevention phase of treatment. I need to develop a relapse prevention/recovery maintenance plan. I need to work on prioritizing my recovery, gaining employment, and reuniting with family and friends.


Treatment Activity #2D: Develop a list of ten (10) high risk situations that can threaten my recovery efforts. Develop a written plan (at least one page each) on how I can deal with each high risk situation I listed. Due May 25.



Problem #3: I am CLOSE-MINDED when something goes against my thinking or beliefs. (Selfish, Self-Centered, and Resistant).


Goal #3: To become more open-minded and humble in my daily life activities in order to reduce arrogance, selfishness, and resistance.


Treatment Activity #3A: I will perform one RSA per week on how I demonstrated selfishness, self-centeredness, and resistance during the week.


Treatment Activity #3B: Attend a minimum of one self-help meeting per week and seek information regarding open-mindedness and its importance to recovery.



Problem #4: I struggle with SUPER-OPTIMISM. I am over-confident and arrogant in my thinking and decision-making. I believe I can get away with my crimes and makes excuses for my behavior. I do what I want to do (self-absorbed) and have a disregard for others, rules, and authority.


Goal #4: Accept responsibility for my behaviors and hold myself accountable. Engage in pro-social behaviors.


Treatment Activity #4A: Identify how super-optimism (believing I can get away with crime), making excuses, and disregard for people, rules, and authority has a negative impact on me. I will journal my criminal thoughts a minimum of once per week.


Treatment Activity #4B: Research the origin of this difficulty, starting with the issues with my family. Share my findings with process group and be open for feedback. By April 20.



Problem #5: I need to develop a relapse prevention/recovery maintenance plan. I need to work on prioritizing my recovery, gaining employment, and reuniting with family and friends after a lengthy incarceration.


Goal #5: Be prepared to successfully integrate back into society while remaining sober.

Treatment Activity #5A: Using the ‘Recovery Maintenance’ journal, prepare my Recovery Maintenance Plan and present it to the group for feedback. Modify my plan based on the group’s feedback. Present during the eighth month of treatment.


Treatment Activity #5B: I will include specific ways I plan to remain free from substance abuse and criminal activity, such as regular attendance at recovery group meetings,

aftercare, obtaining a sponsor or mentor, exhibiting responsible behavior, setting healthy boundaries, and helping others in their recovery.


Treatment Activity #5C: I will practice using assertive communication skills to decline invitations for drug use or criminal activity from others. I will present a realistic skit as an upbeat ritual.


Treatment Activity #5D: In a 3 page essay: Describe my role within my family. Assess the expectations of self and others and differentiate between realistic and unrealistic goals.


Informed Consent:


The purpose, goals and methods to be used during these treatment sessions have all been explained to me. I understand the diagnosis provided on this treatment plan and have had all questions answered. I understand this treatment plan is voluntary and I may choose to end treatment at any time, without repercussions for doing so. I also understand that materials discussed in these sessions is confidential except where otherwise agreed, or in cases where potential harm to self or others, major security issues or court requests are involved. My signature indicates that I agree with this treatment plan.

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  • Jeff (Saturday, October 20 12 07:50 pm EDT)

    My brother as taking rdap at Mckean and I did get to see his treatman plan although it is different than this. His is more with cognitive indolen or soemthing liek that? He's a bit of a pot head. I
    wonder if these are similar to others?

  • Cliff Wimberly (Sunday, March 10 13 08:40 am EDT)

    Jeff, the treatment plan is custom tailored to each inmate and is based on what their DTS feels is a problem. For your brother, his DTS felt that he is "cognitive indolent" which means mental
    laziness (take the easy way out). This is particular thinking error is very common for inmates, especially those who are users of marijuana. RDAP is going to try to teach him the rewards of
    responsibility and delayed gratification...hope this helps.

  • Monique (Sunday, September 08 13 11:52 pm EDT)

    I have asked a question multiple times on different forums. Is there a reason I have not been replied to?

    Hi. My husband is currently in the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center as a ferderal inmate. He was sent to this location per the judges request because it had the shortest waiting list for the RDAP
    program. First other inmates said that he could serve his entire sentance before getting into the program. Now he is being told that if he gets in it wouldn't make a difference because this facility
    does not reduce your sentance for taking the program. In order to get the time off he would have to transfer, but it would take to long to do that. Is this information true? Or just an in house

  • Cliff Wimberly (Monday, September 09 13 10:36 am EDT)

    Monique - he has to complete the 500 hour RDAP program from a federal prison to get the sentence reduction. Please call our office to know the facts.

  • sarah simmons (Saturday, May 10 14 11:55 pm EDT)

    how do get started on the program for husb.

  • Cliff Wimberly (Sunday, May 11 14 07:48 pm EDT)

    Sarah - please call our office immediately for a free consultation. Timing is very important to get in.

  • sonya mandrell (Monday, February 09 15 11:29 am EST)

    my son will be starting the program in march in Elreno, Oklahoma. Are us as parents able to attend any training or how can we help him for more success in his family life when he is released

  • Anh Nguyen (Wednesday, February 11 15 03:51 pm EST)

    Sonja - I am glad your son will get the help he needs. This program changes people for the better...you will see in your son.

    No you will not be able to attend any of his training. Give him as much love and support as you can.

  • pat smith (Monday, September 07 15 02:46 pm EDT)

    My son is in Terminal Island and currently in the Rdap program. He asked that I send him games for his upbeat ritual in morning meetings.
    I have googled but still not sure what to look for much less how to send.
    Any ideas for me?

  • Anh Nguyen (Thursday, September 17 15 03:21 pm EDT)

    pat smith - you are unable to send him "games" unless all the game is on paper. You can only send him photos, books or paper. Crossword puzzles, mind games, etc. and the like would work.

  • jennifer (Friday, December 25 15 05:10 pm EST)

    Hi. My boyfriend is very intelligent and has done all the requests so far. He is there for minor alcohol issue. He is worried that they did not give him a 60 plan and are having a group mtg for it
    next week w 4 dts and psychologist. Should he be worried?

  • Anh Nguyen (Tuesday, December 29 15 09:41 pm EST)

    jennifer - your boyfriend is about to get a "teaming" and yes, he should be worried. He needs to sit and listen and be humble.

  • ruby (Saturday, August 20 16 04:01 pm EDT)

    hello ....my husband was just sentence and the judge recommended a comprehensive drug treatment program while incarcerated is this the same as RDAP PROGRAM

  • Anh Nguyen (Tuesday, September 20 16 04:20 pm EDT)

    Ruby - the judges recommendation for drug treatment does not carry any weight with the BOP. Also, a "comprehensive drug treatment program" does not mean RDAP since there are 4 other programs for drug
    treatment. You want to call us so you are not "gambling" trying to get into this important program.

  • Josh (Tuesday, March 20 18 11:39 pm EDT)

    I have completed this program and was very effective. I am 8 in sobriety and was blessed to learn how to challenge my irrational beliefs and understand the seriousness of making them more rational..

  • Anh Nguyen (Wednesday, March 21 18 10:29 am EDT)

    Josh, I am glad you benefited from the program. It's a blessing for sure.

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