by George De Leon, PhD
De Leon explains how a therapeutic community uses its social environment to change individuals behaviors, lifestyles and identities.
De Leon explains how a therapeutic community uses its social environment to change individuals behaviors, 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.
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.
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.
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 44 min.
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