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Rawlings, Barbara, Yates, Rowdy - Therapeutic Communities for the Treatment of Drug Users - 9781853028175 - V9781853028175
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Therapeutic Communities for the Treatment of Drug Users

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Description for Therapeutic Communities for the Treatment of Drug Users Paperback. Written by academics and practitioners from around the world, this is a comprehensive overview of the development of therapeutic communities and their benefits for treating drug users. Contributors describe how the model operates in the community, and how it has been modified to fit different settings, types of client and referral requirements. Editor(s): Rawlings, Barbara; Yates, Rowdy. Series: Community, Culture and Change. Num Pages: 272 pages, index. BIC Classification: JFFH1; MMZR. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 234 x 156 x 19. Weight in Grams: 399.
Concept-based therapeutic communities emerged out of the informal group meetings of Charles Dederich and a number of former Alcoholics Anonymous members in California in the late 1950s. The model was exported worldwide and has not only become the most widely used approach to residential treatment but has proved enormously influential in the development of many other treatment approaches; both residential and ambulatory. Concept-based therapeutic communities are hierarchical, and the staff and residents form a chain of command. Staff are often qualified for their work by virtue of having been residents in such a community themselves. Like other types of therapeutic ... Read more

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Jessica Kingsley Pub
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Community, Culture and Change
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About Rawlings, Barbara, Yates, Rowdy
Barbara Rawlings has worked in a hierarchical therapeutic community for drug users and a democratic therapeutic community for adolescents with behavioural difficulties, as well as conducting reviews on TCs for the Prison Service of England and Wales and the High Security Psychiatric Services Commissioning Board. She is an Honorary Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manchester, ... Read more

Reviews for Therapeutic Communities for the Treatment of Drug Users
Therapeutic Communities 4 'Authoritative, prescriptive and inflexible chapters are balanced by more personal portraits of therapeutic communities.'
Psychiatric Bulletin In our opinion, the strength of this book is that it is written in language that is accessible to a diverse audience. The authors is clearly defines different therapeutic community models. Some of the authors use case study examples, ... Read more

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