Therapeutic Communities: What Are They and What Are They For?

From Mad in Brasil: Therapeutic communities appeared as a mode of hospital reorganization, employing a certain reading of psychoanalysis as an instrument for translating institutional relations, which are now understood as a small human community, formed by patients and technicians, in the living space of psychiatric wards.

Is this the reality of the so-called therapeutic communities in Brazil today? Do the institutions now called therapeutic communities in our country, linked to Churches and neo-Pentecostal religious movements, and mainly focused on the care of drug addicts, have anything to do with the ideas that originally structured the Therapeutic Communities movement? Dr. Manoel will clarify these doubts.

Read the original article here, and the English translation here.