The Therapeutic Community, Volume I: The Therapeutic Community Perspective
by George De Leon
George De Leon, the leading authority today on Therapeutic Communities, provides an in-depth look at the history and core principles of Therapeutic Communities.
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.

What therapists are saying…

"I use both the Encounter Groups for Addictions and The Therapeutic Community DVDs as part of our training package. What I like best about both series is the time spent on understanding the underpinnings of our clinical work. That focus allows skilled helpers coming into the field to both understand the origin and the evolution of our work with residents in treatment. I highly recommend these training series for all levels of practitioners."

-- Bob Neri, Chief Clinical Officer, Westcare
"Congratulations to Rod Mullen and George DeLeon for these two excellent DVD series, Encounter Groups for Addictions and The Therapeutic Community. These are essential training resources that provide valuable lessons to help guide treatment professionals in the substance abuse field."

-- Shaamiel Davids, PhD, Director, Western Cape Therapeutic Community Centre
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Length of video: 1:20:00

Number of Discs: 1

English subtitles available on: Stream

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Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-160-7

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-160-3

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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