Therapeutic Communities (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores therapeutic communities and the ‘community as method’ approach to treatment for substance use disorders.  The course describes the fundamental components of a therapeutic community, the three treatment stages, and the needs of special populations.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Reading:  Therapeutic Communities

Publisher:  Research Report Series National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institutes of Health

Find the reading at:  https://d14rmgtrwzf5a.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/therapueticcomm_rrs_0723.pdf

Program Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to therapeutic communities and ‘community as method.’

Learning Objectives:  Identify the fundamental components of a therapeutic community.  Define the concept “community as method.”  Identify the TC’s three stages of treatment.  Describe how therapeutic communities treat populations with special needs.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

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1: Residential treatment for SUD's emerged in the late __________ out of the self-help recovery movement.
 
 
 
 
2: Initially, TC's were run solely by
 
 
3: Therapeutic communities have a recovery orientation with a
 
 
4: As program participants progress through the stages of recovery, they assume _____________ personal and social responsibilities in the community.
 
 
5: Following the concept of 'community as method,' TC's use active participation in ___________________ to drive individual change and the attainment of therapeutic goals (Dye, et al., 2009; Dye et al., 2012; Vanderplasschen et al., 2013; Vanderplasschen et al., 2014; Bunt et al., 2008).
 
 
 
 
6: Participating in treatment for at least ________ was associated with better outcomes at 1 year.
 
 
 
 
7: A key element of living in a TC is
 
 
 
 
8: "Pull-ups' are described as
 
 
9: Which of the following is the second treatment stage for TC participants?
 
 
 
10: Survey research suggests that __________ of participants in substance abuse treatment have more than one SUD and at least one other psychiatric disorder (Dye et al., 2012).
 
 
 
 
11: The current standard of care is to treat substance use and mental health disorders ____________.
 
 
12: Which of the following best describes a therapeutic community for homeless individuals?
 
 
 
 
13: Which of the following best describes a therapeutic community for women?
 
 
 
 
14: Which of the following best describes a therapeutic community for adolescents?
 
 
 
 
15: Which of the following best describes a therapeutic community for offenders?
 
 
 
 
16: Which of the following is an example of how TCs are adapting to the current environment?
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hour.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.