In the same vain as a previous question I asked, (Are Sex Offender Treatment Programmes (SOTPs) effective?) I am wondering if CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) based therapies and interventions have helped with recidivism rates of non-sexual crimes.
The Countess of Mar in the House of Lords suggested the results of a trial into the effectiveness of CBT and GET (graded exercise therapy) had been artificially inflated
I do not hold much hope.
An answer to the question What do experts consider best mental techniques to avoid succumbing to temptations? has an n=1 case study where a kleptomaniac was supposedly treated with CBT (Schwartz & Hoellen, 1991).
But, is it possible that client went on and started again just like many sex offenders who have gone through SOTPs?
Schwartz, D., & Hoellen, B. (1991). "Forbidden Fruit Tastes Especially Sweet." Cognitive-Behavior Therapy with a Kleptomaniac Woman-A Case Report. Psychotherapy in private practice, 8(4), 19-25. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J294v08n04_03