therapeutic community

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Traditionally, therapeutic communities (TCs) for addiction treatment have been characterized by a treatment philosophy of "right living" and "community as method" delivered in long-term residential programs largely directed and managed by clients.
Asylum to action; Paddington Day Hospital, therapeutic communities, and beyond.
In Community-as-method: Therapeutic communities for special populations and special settings, ed.
Both therapeutic communities (TCs) and methadone maintenance treatments (MMTs) have well-established research records with positive outcomes; both TCs (De Leon 2000) and MMT (Marsch 1998) are effective in treating addiction.
Responding to findings that as many as one third of inmates were in need of psychiatric treatment, therapeutic communities have been developed in British prisons.
"As the name implies, the About Face Program seeks to turn lives around completely." Today, with more than 500 inmates in its various phases, the About Face Program has become one of the largest jail-based therapeutic communities in the country.
Psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and human relations professionals consider transitional change in therapeutic communities, in working conferences for professional development or training, in organization consulting with an emphasis on organizational learning, and in self-studies of working systems in action.
Or, as articulated by the Association of Therapeutic Communities, a therapeutic community is "a highly structured pro-social environment for the treatment of drug abuse and addiction."
Therapeutic communities (TC) are one attempt to reach substance-abusing offenders who have failed at numerous attempts at rehabilitation in the past.
Properly designed therapeutic communities implemented around a sound theoretical model, such as the cognitive-behavioral model, will positively serve the field of corrections.
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