by George De Leon, PhD
De Leon goes beyond theory to explain the specific operations of an ideal therapeutic community: what happens on a daily basis, what the physical space looks like, what activities are involved, and what are the functions and roles of the staff and community members.
De Leon goes beyond theory to explain the specific operations of an ideal therapeutic community: what happens on a daily basis, what the physical space looks like, what activities are involved, and what are the functions and roles of the staff and community members. He emphasizes that all TCs can maximize their efficacy by enhancing and adhering to these components.
From watching this video, you'll be able to discuss:
- The importance of creating psychological separateness from the outside culture and creating space that reflects a community environment.
- The structure of day-to-day life including the resident work program, phase format, pathways of communication, duration of program and community activities.
- The roles and functions of staff versus community members and the importance of maintaining the peer support model.
- The use of encounter groups, awareness training, and emotional growth training to help community members change.
Since the 1940s 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. This comprehensive series blends historical and contemporary footage from active TCs with George De Leon s expert lectures on the framework, methods and components of an ideal TC.
Addtional Volumes (sold separately)
Volume 1: The Therapeutic Community Perspective
Volume II: Community as Method
Volume III: Components of a Generic Therapeutic Community
The Therapeutic Community 3 VOL DVD Set
DVD 1 hrs. 19 min.
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