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The Therapeutic Community, Volume II: Community as a Method

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.


    The Therapeutic Community, Volume II: Community as a Method
    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.
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    "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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    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.
    Length of video: 0:44:00
    Number of Discs: 1
    English subtitles available on: Stream
    This DVD plays in All Regions
    Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-161-5
    Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-161-0
    George De LeonGeorge 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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