The Therapeutic Community: Theory, Model, and Method Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0826113498
ISBN-10: 0826113494
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"... comprehensive treatise... clarifying the rationale for the policies and practices that often appear mysterious to those working in other arenas." -- Joan Ellen Zweben, PhD, Executive Director, Founder 14th Street Clinic & East Bay Community Recovery Project Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

"Dr. De Leon has written a definitive work on one of the key models for addiction treatment..." -- Marc Galanter, MD , Professor of Psychiatry Director of the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse New York University School of Medicine

"The reader can be assured of obtaining the most comprehensive description and analysis available of a treatment form..." -- Barry Brown, PhD, Former Chief, Services Research Branch, National Institute of Drug Abuse

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"The Therapeutic Community is an essential addition to any bookshelf of drug abuse treatment. In detailing the history, conceptual framework and practice of the therapeutic community, Dr. De Leon achieves the rare distinction of producing a highly readable resource volume. The reader can be assured of obtaining the most comprehensive description and analysis available of a treatment form whose influence has pervaded the whole of drug abuse treatment."--Barry Brown, PhD, Former Chief Services Research Branch, National Institute of Drug Abuse


Dr. De Leon has written a definitive work on one of the key models for addiction treatment. He draws on a generation of his own clinical and research experience, and on a comprehensive review of the available literature. The book provides readers on all levels of experience with an understanding of what takes place in therapeutic communities, and how they themselves can play a role in the TC setting."--Marc Galanter, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, New York University School of Medicine


This is a wonderful book. It is the most comprehensive treatise on the thearapeutic communitites to date, clarifying the rationale for the policies and practices that often appear mysterious to those working in other arenas. It is thorough enough to serve as the basis for an operations manual for those who work in therapeutic communities, and general enough to illuminate important issues for thsoe working in TC's other areas of the addiction field, and related fields. Dr. De Leon has synthesized decades of clinical experience and research to produce the definitive textbook."--Joan Ellen Zweben, PhD, Executive Director, Founder, 14th Street Clinic & East Bay Community Recovery Project, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco


Product Details

  • File Size: 1983 KB
  • Print Length: 471 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 1 edition (April 15, 2000)
  • Publication Date: April 15, 2000
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0046EBXNE
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Format: Hardcover
I have been working in the addiction treatment field for over 20 years, including in the Therapeutic Community setting. This book is the best overview of the model ever done. It provides a balance of the theory behind the philosophy and interventions of the TC, while also speaking to the specific activities which take place. If you really want to read about the premise of this approach, this book is the place to start.
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As a rank amateur, a square who volunteers at a 'half-way house' for indigent returning ex-offenders and recovering addicts, I have found this book of immense value in suggesting ways in which group living can be combined with 'self help' and even cognitive-emotional-behavioral therapy as a positive force for personal change. But it also told me much more than I wanted to know about the details involved in running a large scale program with significant financial and residential resources and a professional staff. Its relatively brief discussion of the "stages of change" can be complimented by the excellent "Group Treatment for Substance Abuse, a Stages-of-Change Therapy Manual," by Mary Velasquez and her colleagues.I hope this author soon turns his considerable experience and expertise and abilities as a clear exponent of complex ideas to the problems faced by programs run on a shoe string, with no professional staff, but attempting to serve persons with problems and life circumstances exactly like those of the typical TC resident.
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In this book George De Leon has set the bar very high for all future academic work on therapeutic communities. He provides the historical perspective as well as all current research up to the time of its publication. Both theory and practice are explained in detail. If you want to learn about the therapeutic community model, this is the book to read. Clearly, with its over 90% success rate, the therapeutic community model is the gold standard for addiction treatment across the world.
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George De Leon's book is the textbook for creating and managing therapeutic communities which provide the environemnt in which addicts can effect the changes that will enable them to build the foundation for managing the risk of relapse for the rest of their lives successfully. I work in such a community and there is no better record and description of the complex factors that come together to make this special setting effective.
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Anyone working in the field of recovery, especially in a TC, must have this book. The book is not an easy read and was not intended to be; however, it covers everything we need to know to be effective using the TC concept.
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another great read and reference book from the master of TC
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I work in TC so this book helped me a lot in understanding the methods. The book is a little dry, but it is a guideline text so I guess it needs to be.
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