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

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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An evaluation of a maximum security therapeutic community for psychopaths and other mentally disordered offenders.
The Second Chance Demonstration Project thus heralds the continuation of a new trend toward addressing recidivism, a shift from the 'nothing works' to a more optimistic view of rehabilitating criminal behaviors, which includes at its core the functioning of the Therapeutic Community.
Rawlings, "A culture of enquiry: research evidence and the therapeutic community," Psychiatric Quarterly, vol.
Since 1995, Tapestry's Five Day Immersion Training provides a unique opportunity to experience the therapeutic community process through participation rather than observation.
This assumption is based upon the premise that the written material currently in use within the therapeutic community rehabilitation program follows the reading level pattern of other self-help materials and the inmate reading levels coincide with national statistics.
The interviews were conducted by two trained clinical psychologists and took place in locations chosen by the patients (therapeutic community, patient's home, or social service office).
In the group and in the therapeutic community other patients are also encountered and they must be related to as well.
The therapeutic community: Theory, model, and method.
For the sample from Andalucia, a MANOVA compared between group differences for therapeutic community and outpatient participants on the four factor-derived scales of the Brief CCQ-G.
A view of self-injurious behavior (SIB) informed by trauma theory and therapeutic community principles provides a framework to guide clinical practice, promote a safe living and learning environment, and inform policy development to support a collaborative university response to SIB.
The authors also explain concepts like therapeutic community, social learning theory, and psychiatric rehabilitation, as well as the effect of the development of psychotropic drugs and psychopharmacology.
The model drew from Barkan's experience with therapeutic community drug programs and included elements of a mental health plan he had designed to combat an epidemic of depression among pipeline workers and their families in Anchorage, Ala.

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