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Call for Papers from Therapeutic Communities

Therapeutic Communities (TC)  invites the submission of papers.  


Established in 1980, Therapeutic Communities (TC) is the only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing international findings related to therapeutic communities, therapeutic and enabling environments and related fields.
TC provides a forum in which those engaged in developing, managing and sustaining therapeutic cultures can publish original research, communicate experiences, consider the effects of political and social policy on their own settings, disseminate ideas, developments and findings, and communicate good practice.
The journal publishes papers that critically and creatively engage with ideas drawn from a range of multidisciplinary discourses.
Coverage includes, but is not limited to:
•    prisons and forensic settings
•    mental health and personality disorders
•    substance use (drugs and/or alcohol)
•    children and young people
•    people with intellectual/ learning disabilities
•    criminal justice
•    working with trauma
•    complex needs
•    recovery and empowerment
•    service user perspectives.

Why should you submit your work to us?

•    Indexed and Ranked in Scopus
•    Supported by a number of institutions, Including the Consortium for Therapeutic Communities, The Institute of Mental Health, the Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association, and the Community of Communities network at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
•    Relevant to all those who research or work in the therapeutic community movement and related professional practice
•    Includes a range of content, such as original research, reviews, commentaries, case studies, and more.

Submissions can be made at the following link:
  

The journal’s author guidelines can be found here: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=tc

Current topical areas include:

Psychosocial approaches to building a theory of community
Research methods for therapeutic communities
The politics of community


Recent work: Available on free access until 13/08/2017:

Jan Lees, Rex Haigh, Sarah Tucker, (2017) "Therapeutic communities and group analysis", Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, Vol. 38 Issue: 2, pp.87-107,

Gillie Ruscombe-King, Laura Mackenzie, Steve Pearce, Kate Saunders, (2017) "“I know you think I think – therefore I am”. Mentalisation based therapeutic community: a description", Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, Vol. 38 Issue: 1, pp.1-9,

Georgina Capone, Thomas Schroder, Simon Clarke, Louise Braham, (2016) "Outcomes of therapeutic community treatment for personality disorder", Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, Vol. 37 Issue: 2, pp.84-100,

Shelley MacDonald, Gary Winship, (2016) "The primary school as a therapeutic community", Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, Vol. 37 Issue: 1, pp.18-26,

Penelope Campling, (2015) "Containment: from cruelty to kindness", Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, Vol. 36 Issue: 1, pp.21-28,

Lynne Magor-Blatch, Navjot Bhullar, Bronwyn Thomson, Einar Thorsteinsson, (2014) "A systematic review of studies examining effectiveness of therapeutic communities", Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, Vol. 35 Issue: 4, pp.168-184,

Marjan Ghazirad, Christopher Newrith, (2014) "Thinking or acting: physical aggression in a therapeutic community: how best to manage it?", Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, Vol. 35 Issue: 2, pp.37-41

John Diamond, (2013) "The Mulberry Bush School and UK therapeutic community practice for children and young people", Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, Vol. 34 Issue: 4, pp.132-140,