Therapeutic Community: Social Systems Perspective

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iUniverse, 2004 - Psychology - 120 pages
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Dr. Perfas tackles the subject of therapeutic community with a unique and incisive approach. Using a social systems perspective, the author instills in the reader's mind the living-learning experience and dynamism that is the therapeutic community.

Therapeutic Community provides ample illustrations and examples to explain social systems concepts and their relevance in understanding the workings of the therapeutic community. In describing the therapeutic community as a social system, the author clearly delineates its integral parts. Warning signs of potential sources of systemic problems are pointed out.

A different treatment of an old subject, Therapeutic Community: Social Systems Perspective offers the reader a new look at the therapeutic community that is both refreshing and intriguing.

 

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Contents

Therapeutic Community
18
Practice
43
Modeling the TC as a Social System
49
Discussion of the Structural Concepts
56
Interface
59
Input
60
Proposed Output
61
Conversion Operations
65
Suprasystem
74
Interface
75
Input
78
Proposed Output
80
Conversion Operations
81
Output
82
Feedback
83
References
84

Output
68
Feedback
69
References
70
ProblemFocused Analysis of TC Social Systems Perspective
71
Boundary
72
Conclusions
87
References
92
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
93
INDEX
95
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