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Pine Grove FSI Shares Yield Theory

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November 27, 2019 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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SCI Pine Grove Food Services Instructor Travis Williams shared with administrative staff the Yield Theory by Dr. Christian Conte: An Evidenced-Based Theoretical Approach to Change. Williams was selected to attend the training at the DOC Training Academy in October led by Dr. Conte. Williams explained to the staff:  

Yield Theory is comprised of three core actions and seven fundamental components.  The three core actions (listen, validate, explore options) are the observable behaviors that you will learn to implement, and those core actions will be driven philosophically by seven fundamental components. The overarching goal of Yield Theory is to use compassion and the conscious education to confront conflict head on, but to do so in a way that circumvents people's fight-or-flight responses, so that information can be presented in the most effective way possible. This theory can be used with inmates as well as in our own personal lives.

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