True Grit (TG) Instructor Training

“True Grit: Building Resilience in Corrections Professionals” (TG)

“True Grit: Building Resilience in Corrections Professionals,” is a 5-day Instructor Training, with certification, authored by Caterina Spinaris, Ph.D., LPC.

The course combines research findings on psychological and neurophysiological correlates of resilience (presented in comprehensible layman’s language) with in-depth addressing of occupational demands, work/life balance issues and health concerns faced by the corrections workforce.

“True Grit” is positive, practical, empowering, engaging, motivating—and FUN! It is packed with skill-based tools derived from evidence-informed factors that promote resilience in military and other populations, and adapted to corrections employees’ work realities.

The course includes a Participant Manual with information, individual exercises and action plans, and small group work.

Course objectives are to:

  1. Describe the nature and characteristics of psychological resilience.
  2. Present evidence-informed resilience factors, and adapt them to the corrections workplace context.
  3. Identify skill-based resilience-promoting behaviors to practice at work and in one’s personal life.

“True Grit” can be offered as an 8-hour workshop directly to corrections employees (prison, jail, probation, parole), or as a 5-day Instructor training, with certification. For more details, please contact us at or by calling 719-784-4727.