by George De Leon, PhD
De Leon lays out the framework and theory underlying a therapeutic community, including the TC approach to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
De Leon lays out the framework and theory underlying a therapeutic community, including the TC approach to substance abuse treatment and recovery. He explains that the TC is different from other treatment models in that it views substance abuse as a disorder of the whole person, and aims to treat that whole person, not just the drug addiction. Thus, TCs create social living situations where all aspects of a person’s personality is displayed in work, formal groups and social activities, and then addressed directly by the community.
From watching this video, you'll be able to:
List the common personality characteristics of people with substance abuse disorders that TCs address.
Utilize the TC model of recovery including mutual self-help, motivation, and developmental and social learning.
Discuss the beliefs and values that encompass the TC’s “right way of living.”
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 54 min.
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