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The Therapeutic Community: Theory, Model, and Methodby PhD George De Leon
Synopses & Reviews
This volume provides a comprehensive review of the essentials of the Therapeutic Community (TC) theory and its practical "whole person" approach to the treatment of substance abuse disorders and related problems. Part I outlines the perspective of the traditional views of the substance abuse disorder, the substance abuser, and the basic components of this approach. Part II explains the organizational structure of the TC, its work components, and the role of residents and staff.
The chapters in Part III describe the essential activities of TC life that relate most directly to the recovery process and the goals of rehabilitation. The final part outlines how individuals change in the TC behaviorally, cognitively, and emotionally. This is an invaluable resource for all addictions professionals and students.
Table of Contents
Therapeutic communities: evolution and the need for theory — In search of an essential therapeutic community — View of the disorder — View of the person — View of recovery and right living — The community approach — The physical environment — The social organization — Work: therapeutic and educational elements — Staff in the therapeutic community — Peers in the therapeutic community — Relationships — Program stages — Privileges and sanctions — Surveillance and security — Community meetings — Community groups — The encounter group — Individual change: behaviors, cognitions, and emotions — Individual change: essential experiences — Individual change: essential perceptions — The individual in the community: participation in the change process — Internalization and identity — The treatment process: a conceptual framework — Therapeutic communities: the challenge of evolution — Appendices. A. Glossary of therapeutic community terms — B. Therapeutic community philosophies — C. Assessment instruments available for use in therapeutic communities.
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