The Therapeutic Community, Volume II: Community as Method
Since the 1950s therapeutic communities (TCs) have effectively treated people with the most severe cases of substance abuse. The focus on an all encompassing community and peer support model is still thriving in TCs today. George DeLeon, author of the classic text, The Therapeutic Community, blends his expert lectures with historical and contemporary footage from active TCs in this comprehensive series on the framework, methods and components of an ideal TC.
De Leon explains how a therapeutic community uses its social environment to change individuals’ behaviours, lifestyles and identities. The community is the method itself: constant participation, evaluation, feedback and reinforcement of personal responsibility are core components of daily life.
From watching this video, you'll be able to:
- Discuss the necessary context for change including exclusivity of setting and variety of roles.
- Explain the expectations of TC members on participation and responsibility.
- Describe how assessment and response are administered as part of the ongoing activity and culture of TCs.
This is an Instructor Version and can be used for groups and training purposes. Comes with Group License only.
George De Leon, PhD is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of substance abuse and a leading authority on research in Therapeutic Communities. He is the founder of the Center for Therapeutic Research (CTCR) at National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI), and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York University. He provides training in Therapeutic Community practice to mental health care professionals in treatment programs, and is the author of the book, The Therapeutic Community: Theory, Model and Method.
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