chapter  4
The Therapeutic Community as a Treatment Modality and the Role of the Professional Consultant: Spotlight on Damon House
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The rationale for delivering specific treatment interventions within long-term residential therapeutic communities (TCs) and for matching certain chemically dependent clients to the TC is presented in this chapter. In order to elucidate the functioning of the TC as the third major contemporary treatment modality, Damon House New York Inc. is spotlighted as an example of a progressive TC. Reflective of progressive developments within Damon House, this chapter describes my experiences as a consulting clinical psychologist who sought to deliver staff training and group psychotherapy to improve treatment outcome.