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The TC residents' process of change examined from a psychotherapeutic perspective: lessons based on 21 single cases

Virginie Debaere UGent and Stijn Vanheule UGent (2012) 25th World Conference of Therapeutic Communities, Abstracts.
abstract
Outcome studies have demonstrated that Therapeutic Communities (TCs) are effective in providing a drug-free lifestyle. However, from a psychotherapeutic perspective, little is known about the residents’ mental and relational processes of change. To investigate this ‘black box’, we followed all 21 residents that started treatment in a Belgian TC in 2010. 8 residents accomplished Primary Treatment; 13 dropped out at an early or intermediate stage. Next to administrating The Inventory of Interpersonal Problems at four stage transition moments, we conducted individual interviews every three weeks focusing on participants’ TC experiences. We investigated how the residents’ use of TC tools and their coping with TC sanctions have an impact on affect regulation patterns, on interpersonal relations and on subjective well-being. Based on the data of the 8 ‘successful’ cases that we compared with the 13 ‘unsuccessful’ cases we identified process characteristics of effective TC treatment and described mental and relational changes.
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organization
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conference
publication status
unpublished
subject
keyword
treatment process, drug-free Therapeutic Community, follow-up, Inventory of Interpersonal Problems
in
25th World Conference of Therapeutic Communities, Abstracts
conference name
25th World Conference of Therapeutic Communities
conference location
Bali, Indonesia
conference start
2012-11-06
conference end
2012-11-10
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C3
id
3051884
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3051884
date created
2012-11-13 10:04:58
date last changed
2012-11-19 10:28:41
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  abstract     = {Outcome studies have demonstrated that Therapeutic Communities (TCs) are effective in providing a drug-free lifestyle. However, from a psychotherapeutic perspective, little is known about the residents{\textquoteright} mental and relational processes of change. To investigate this {\textquoteleft}black box{\textquoteright}, we followed all 21 residents that started treatment in a Belgian TC in 2010. 8 residents accomplished Primary Treatment; 13 dropped out at an early or intermediate stage.  Next to administrating The Inventory of Interpersonal Problems at four stage transition moments, we conducted individual interviews every three weeks focusing on participants{\textquoteright} TC experiences.  We investigated how the residents{\textquoteright} use of TC tools and their coping with TC sanctions have an impact on affect regulation patterns, on interpersonal relations and on subjective well-being. Based on the data of the 8 {\textquoteleft}successful{\textquoteright} cases that we compared with the 13 {\textquoteleft}unsuccessful{\textquoteright} cases we identified  process characteristics of effective TC treatment and described mental and relational changes.},
  author       = {Debaere, Virginie and Vanheule, Stijn},
  booktitle    = {25th World Conference of Therapeutic Communities, Abstracts},
  keyword      = {treatment process,drug-free Therapeutic Community,follow-up,Inventory of Interpersonal Problems},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Bali, Indonesia},
  title        = {The TC residents' process of change examined from a psychotherapeutic perspective: lessons based on 21 single cases},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Debaere, Virginie, and Stijn Vanheule. 2012. “The TC Residents’ Process of Change Examined from a Psychotherapeutic Perspective: Lessons Based on 21 Single Cases.” In 25th World Conference of Therapeutic Communities, Abstracts.
APA
Debaere, V., & Vanheule, S. (2012). The TC residents’ process of change examined from a psychotherapeutic perspective: lessons based on 21 single cases. 25th World Conference of Therapeutic Communities, Abstracts. Presented at the 25th World Conference of Therapeutic Communities.
Vancouver
1.
Debaere V, Vanheule S. The TC residents’ process of change examined from a psychotherapeutic perspective: lessons based on 21 single cases. 25th World Conference of Therapeutic Communities, Abstracts. 2012.
MLA
Debaere, Virginie, and Stijn Vanheule. “The TC Residents’ Process of Change Examined from a Psychotherapeutic Perspective: Lessons Based on 21 Single Cases.” 25th World Conference of Therapeutic Communities, Abstracts. 2012. Print.