Welcome to the International Training School on Core Correctional Skills, where we believe that continuous learning is a natural part of every professional’s existence. Our one-week training program is designed to refresh and update the core skills of experienced correctional staff and provide newcomers with an innovative starting point.

During the training, you will have the opportunity to develop core correctional skills, including relationship skills, pro-social modelling, problem-solving, motivational interviewing, and cognitive restructuring. Our approach takes into account both the basics and up-to-date and evidence-based practices, ensuring that you have the most comprehensive training possible.

Building up the working alliance is a crucial aspect of the training, and we will cover everything from clarifying roles and socializing into the role to dealing with power imbalances and maintaining and developing working alliances in a digital world. We are strong believers in modern learning approaches, and our use of flip learning and other adult learning concepts will enhance not only your understanding of these skills but also their use in real-life situations. Role-play and coaching will stay at the heart of our learning approach.

This year’s training will focus on trauma-informed interventions, with more information coming soon. We can’t wait to welcome you to this exciting program in October 2023 and help you bring your skills into the 21st century with evidence-based and meaningful practices.

Special Guest

Prof. Faye Taxman, University Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government.

Faye S. Taxman is University Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government. A health services criminologist, she is an expert in implementation and intervention sciences where she has conducted various experiments to determine which processes will improve access to treatment and retention, and to formulate and assess new models of probation that is consistent with current evidence-based practices.

Taxman is the founding director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence! (ACE!), which conducts collaborative and creative research to bring evidence-based practices and treatment to practitioners and policymakers in the criminal justice and health fields. More info


2nd – 6th of October 2023

Registration and fee

Early Bird registrations: € 500 until 15th June – after 15th June: € 600.  The registration deadline is 20th September 2023.

Register here!

Please note that should you cancel your registration before the 15th of June, you will be required to pay 10% of the registration fee. Cancellation between 15th June until 1st September, 50% of the registration fee is required to be paid, and after 1st September, you will be required to pay the full registration fee due to organizational commitments. By registering for this event you agree to these terms and conditions.


Centre for Legal Studies and Judicial Training
Barcelona, Spain


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