therapeutic community


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community

 [kŏ-mu´nĭ-te]
a group of persons residing together in face-to-face association; a group of persons with whom an individual identifies as a source of identity and potential support.
continuing care community life care community.
life care community a living arrangement for older adults that provides several levels of care within one facility or complex. As the resident requires more health supervision, he or she moves from areas that are more independent to those where care is provided under the supervision of a registered nurse. Life care communities usually require an entry fee as well as a monthly fee. Called also continuing care community.
therapeutic community a specially structured mental treatment center, employing group and milieu therapy and encouraging the patient to function within social norms.

ther·a·peu·tic com·mu·ni·ty

a specially structured mental hospital or community health center that provides an effective environment for behavioral changes in patients through resocialization and rehabilitation.

therapeutic community (TC)

(in mental health) a treatment facility in which the entire milieu is part of the treatment. The physical environment, the other clients, the staff, and the policies of the facility influence the function of the individual in the activities of daily living in the community. The concept of a therapeutic community is integral to milieu therapy.

therapeutic community

Addiction disorders A structured treatment environment with emphasis on group process, often with former addicts on staff. See Halfway house.

ther·a·peu·tic com·mu·ni·ty

(thāră-pyūtik kŏ-myūni-tē)
Specially structured mental hospital or community health center that provides an effective environment for behavioral changes in patients through resocialization and rehabilitation.

therapeutic community

A small local population of people of strong antisocial tendency, set up under the supervision of medical staff but in a non-clinical environment, to try to treat personality disorder. The object is to demonstrate the effects of such behaviour and to try to instil constructive patterns of conduct and improve social and interpersonal skills. Results have been promising.
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Quantitative findings from a mixed methods evaluation of once-weekly therapeutic community day services for people with personality disorder.
LCDC-III, is the director of the Tapestry Therapeutic Community and Annette Dominguez, LCDC-III, is the program supervisor for the Tapestry Therapeutic Community.
From the results of this investigation into the relationship between the reading levels of prison inmates and the reading level of the Handbook used at the Montana Women's Prison, one can surmise that a great deal of the therapeutic community program message is not being communicated through written media.
Additionally, the results obtained in this study focus on patients who have received treatment in a therapeutic community and who have been in treatment for at least 12 months.
Post-treatment outcomes among adjudicated adolescent males and females in modified therapeutic community treatment.
That is, therapeutic community participants reported more years of cocaine use, greater number of failed cocaine-cessation attempts, and greater average consumption of cocaine during periods of use.
Therapeutic community principles can guide the college counselor's clinical and organizational interventions to promote living and learning environments for students that provide a healthy and healing context for change.
A therapeutic community model was modified to meet the unique needs of this population.
1990), `Treating Criminal Psychopaths in a Therapeutic Community Programme', Behavioural Sciences and the Law, 8:81-90.
This study was designed with the primary goal of examining the response to treatment in a Therapeutic Community for conduct-disordered adolescents.
3) The penitentiary, despite its penal overtones, was a therapeutic community which was not experienced as unbearably punitive.
In Amity's drug treatment programs, a therapeutic community (TC) model for rehabilitation is used.

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