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Recovery Capital. A framework for the contemporary Therapeutic Community?

Gosling, HJ Recovery Capital. A framework for the contemporary Therapeutic Community? Therapeutic Communities: International Journal of Therapeutic Communities. ISSN 0964-1866 (Accepted)

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Abstract

PURPOSE: This paper will critically assess the extent to which recovery capital can provide a theoretical and practical way in which to explore, explain and communicate TC processes and practices . METHOD: A 31-month ethnographic study of one situated residential TC in England. FINDINGS: The findings are usefully thought out as parallels, process and progress. Parallels can be drawn between the recovery capital literature and longstanding TC principles and prescriptions. The term process is significant as it illustrates how concepts proposed by the recovery capital literature can be employed, alongside traditional TC ideals, to create a practice-focused framework that is able to open up day-to-day processes and communicate (within and beyond the TC movement) how and why TCs provide an environment that is conducive to recovery. The ethos and application of the term progress illustrates the fundamental premise of this paper. Recovery capital provides a more contemporary way in which to understand and communicate the work that takes place in a TC. IMPLICATIONS: Synthesising the concepts proposed by both the TC and recovery capital literature provides a contemporary, practice-focused framework for the TC. Thus, re-enforcing the modalities place within an increasingly competitive field.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0440 Study and Teaching. Research
Divisions: School of Law
Publisher: Emerald
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2018 09:29
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 09:36
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9356

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