Introduction to Therapeutic Communities by David Kennard
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Introduction to Therapeutic Communities
By David Kennard

An Introduction to Therapeutic Communities

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Introduction to Therapeutic Communities by David Kennard

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Therapeutic communities provide, in addition to safe accommodation and twenty-four hour care, a highly structured environment with set rules and timetables. Within this environment they establish a set of relationships and meetings that provides a safe emotional container for distress. Members play an active role in all decisions affecting them, which can include voting on the admission and discharge of other residents, allocating daily domestic tasks to all members of the community, and holding members accountable for the breaking of rules. The range of institutions included in the term 'therapeutic communities' means that each community is unique and adapted to the particular needs of its residents. This comprehensive introduction to the nature and work of such communities sets them within their historical and social context, looking in detail at the influence of leaders in the field, such as Maxwell Jones, to create a backdrop against which current practice can be viewed. The author examines communities specifically aimed at certain sectors of society, including drug abusers, offenders, those with a diagnosed mental illness and people with a severe personality disorder. The second part of the book describes the day-to-day running of a therapeutic community and the responsibilities, rewards and anxieties experienced by members of staff.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853026034
ISBN-10: 1853026034
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Kennard

David Kennard is Head of Psychology and Psychotherapy at The Retreat, York, and Director of the Tuke Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling. He is also a group analyst, and has written extensively on group therapy and therapeutic communities. Previously, he was Regional Tutor in Clinical Psychology in Trent, Clinical Psychologist at Rampton Hospital and at Littlemore Hospital.

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