Therapeutic Communties have a long and complex history and it is often difficult to know where to start your reading about them. You can search for papers that relate to your specific interest or enquiry on our Journal Database. However for a general overview and introduction to TCs we recommend:
The Evolution of the Therapeutic Community by Stuart Whiteley, download for free here.
The Therapeutic Community as an Adaptable Treatment Modality across Different Settings by David Kennard, download for free here.
A Culture of Enquiry: Research Evidence and the Therapeutic Community by Lees, Manning and Rawlings, download for free here.
For further reading about the effectiveness for TCs click here.