Module 1. Introduction to the TCC. Small-Group Formation. What quality does each person in the group have in common with others? What do you expect to get out of this training? Which TC slogan would you like to adopt as your group slogan for the training?. “Acting as If”.
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Introduction to the TCC
The History and Evolution of the
A TC is a structured method and environment for changing human behavior in the context of community life and responsibility.
Treatment and Recovery—The TC View
View of the Disorder
Disorder of the whole person
Virtually every aspect of a person’s life is affected
View of the Person
TC residents are able to change their behavior and become productive members of society
What are examples of Ray’s
Understanding the need for a belief system within the community
The Community-as-Method Approach
Identifying with others
Learning and changing behavior through participation, observation, and interaction with others
One-way presentation of new information from an “expert” to a “student”
Staff members will explain community-as-method and give examples to the new resident.
Residents are responsible for participating and contributing to the TC process to change their behavior
Residents assume responsibility for helping their peers
Mutual self-help reinforces one’s recovery process
The TC Social Structure and Physical Environment
Tell your partner about
Structured socialization is the step-by-step process through which residents learn prosocial behavior and attitudes that allow them to become productive members of mainstream society.
Resident meetings are used to
The physical setting of the TC allows residents to
TCs are not locked facilities but restrict access to provide security for residents and promote recovery.
Peer Interpersonal Relationships
Think and write about
Staff members are expected to understand
Staff members are expected to encourage mutual self-help by
Think of a specific resident
A role model
Senior residents model new behaviors for others
Senior residents experience personal growth and learning as a result of modeling
learn new behaviors
Senior residents provide additional learning and assistance for other residents
TC staff members must
Understanding the relationship between belonging and individuality
Staff Roles and Rational Authority
All TC staff members
Staff members serve as
positive role models.
Make decisions related to
Transfers and discharges
Make decisions related to their area of expertise
Support the clinical decisions of the program management staff
Staff members establish themselves as rational authorities by the way they make, communicate, and follow up on decisions.
TC Treatment Methods
Used to challenge and confront
Used to support and encourage
Residents learn to
facilitating group process
Work as Therapy and Education
The primary purpose of work in a TC is to reveal and address residents’ attitudes, values, and emotional growth issues.
How would you
Stages of the TC Program and the Phases of Treatment
Allows time for residents to
(Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3)
(early phase, middle phase, late phase)
Understanding and promoting upward mobility and the privilege system
Maintaining accurate records
How Residents Change in a TC
The process of accepting, practicing, and applying what has been learned in the TC to new situations inside and outside the program