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The heart and soul of the transforming environment: How a values-driven ethos sustains a therapeutic community for sexual offenders

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posted on 21.06.2018, 00:00 by Andrew FrostAndrew Frost, J Ware
Therapeutic communities (TCs) rely on the activation of energies latent within, but common to, any human group. The intervention involves harnessing these energies in collaborative efforts to promote rehabilitative intentions. This chapter is about our experiences of working with prison-based therapeutic communities for men who have offended sexually. More specifically, it focuses on efforts to evoke the underlying values critical to such communities, to incorporate them in the therapeutic method, and to give expression to them in promoting rehabilitative ends. We argue that in the absence of such intervention, alternative values inimical to the therapeutic community, are likely to take hold.

History

Editor

Akerman G; Needs A; Bainbridge C

Parent Title

Transforming Environments and Offender Rehabilitation: A Guide for Practitioners in Forensic Settings and Criminal Justice

Start Page

289

End Page

305

Number of Pages

17

ISBN-10

113895912X

ISBN-13

9781138959125

Publisher

Routledge

Place of Publication

Abingdon, UK

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Corrective Services, NSW

Author Research Institute

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

20

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