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How therapeutic communities work: specific factors related to positive outcome.

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BACKGROUND: Therapeutic communities (TCs) are becoming increasingly widespread as a form of treatment for entrenched mental health problems, particularly addictions and personality disorders, and are equally used in educational, prison and learning disability settings. Despite growing evidence for their effectiveness, little research has been conducted to establish how TCs work to produce positive outcomes. We hypothesize that there are two specific factors that in combination contribute to T...

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10.1177/0020764012450992

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy NonPostholders
Role:
Author
Journal:
The International journal of social psychiatry
Volume:
59
Issue:
7
Pages:
636-645
Publication date:
2013-11-05
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EISSN:
1741-2854
ISSN:
0020-7640
URN:
uuid:507382db-df6f-421b-8da1-3e7f1481ba4d
Source identifiers:
312247
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pubs:312247

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