RadioTC International flourished between 2006 and 2009. It was created to be a rich news, information and entertainment resource for therapeutic environments. It was laid out in 8 separate, colour-coded "channels", covering every aspect of life in a thriving and creative community.

 

The Channels

 

RadioTC 1
News: News Flash/ News Bulletin/ News Roundup

News and news stories involving therapeutic communities from around the world. Add news and comment from your community, organization or area by sending an email press release or soundclip to [no longer live] This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You could, for example, send a brief soundclip of news from your community, organization, or area, or record a short interview with someone in your community who is making news.

  • News Flash: Breaking and rapidly changing news and events.
  • News Bulletin: Current and Recent Stories and Events
  • News Roundup: A look back at news stories from around the world over the past month (or so)

RadioTC 2
Community Magazine

Programmes made by individual Therapeutic Communities, perhaps with music written and played by community members, tellings of "my story" or dramas based on community members' lives, poetry written and read by community members, discussions between current community members and those who have left, news, sounds of the community, a description of daily life... "News Roundup"

RadioTC 3
Talk and Listen

Talks, Lectures, Conferences, Interviews...There is a lot of scope here for sharing seminars and talks with a wider audience. Why not record interviews with people who helped create your therapeutic community? Record an interview with someone who has left the therapeutic programme, about their experience of it....

RadioTC 4
Arts, Books and Music

Reviews and discussions of books, plays, movies, music, art exhibitions and such (past or present) which are by or about therapeutic communities and therapeutic community people; which is of relevance to people involved in therapeutic community; or which may have played significant roles in community members' lives...

Also, the performances themselves - music, plays, dramatizations, short story and poetry readings....

RadioTC 5
Audio Diary

A brief (10 to 15 minute?) audio notebook of daily life, work and travels around the therapeutic community world.

RadioTC 6
Mainly For Members...

Programmes made by RadioTC International partner organisations, and targeted primarily at their members. Audio version of Newsletters, for example; or announcements of upcoming events, and updates on current issues and work.

RadioTC 7
Spotlight on...

A wide-ranging series. The world is your oyster. Focus on a particular issue, or an aspect of life and work within a therapeutic community, or on a specific person or community: "Spotlight on Research", "Spotlight on Training", "Spotlight on Leaving"...

RadioTC 8
GUEST CHANNEL

Therapeutic Communities are about opening doors onto the world, and into the self. This Guest Channel is for people who are not, or may not be directly involved in therapeutic community, but who have a door to open.

 

 PROGRAMMES

 

 

RadioTC 1
News: News Flash/ News Bulletin/ News Roundup

News and news stories involving therapeutic communities from around the world. Add news and comment from your community, organization or area by sending an email press release or soundclip to [no longer live] This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You could, for example, send a brief soundclip of news from your community, organization, or area, or record a short interview with someone in your community who is making news.

  • News Flash: Breaking and rapidly changing news and events.
  • News Bulletin: Current and Recent Stories and Events
  • News Roundup: A look back at news stories from around the world over the past month (or so)

 

 

CHANNEL: RTCI 1 NEWS

  • News Flash
    • None Yet
  • News Round-up
    • News from Argentina, Spain, United States, and Scotland, March 14, 2006
  • News Bulletin
    • EFTC & Phoenix House Haga - Visitors and Women, but no football, March 27, 2006
    • TC Winter Games, Norway, 2006 - Report from Members of Phoenix House Haga, April 2, 2006
    • "ConFest - A Therapeutic Community Energized Conference Festival", May 4, 2006
    • Main House, Bridger House, a new Day Therapeutic Community, Outreach, and Innovations in Training: Report from the Personality Disorder Service in Birmingham, U.K., June 14, 2006
    • "Malice Through the Looking Glass: Reflections and Refractions of Envy, Greed and Jealousy", June 24, 2006
    • The Evolving of a Dispersed Therapeutic Community: ConFest and the Sydney, Australia, ConFesters Group, November 12, 2006

 

 

 

RadioTC 2
Community Magazine

Programmes made by individual Therapeutic Communities, perhaps with music written and played by community members, tellings of "my story" or dramas based on community members' lives, poetry written and read by community members, discussions between current community members and those who have left, news, sounds of the community, a description of daily life... "News Roundup"

 

CHANNEL: RTCI 2 COMMUNITY MAGAZINE

  • None yet

 

 

RadioTC 3
Talk and Listen

Talks, Lectures, Conferences, Interviews...There is a lot of scope here for sharing seminars and talks with a wider audience. Why not record interviews with people who helped create your therapeutic community? Record an interview with someone who has left the therapeutic programme, about their experience of it....

  • Features
  • Talks and Conferences
  • Interviews

 

CHANNEL: RTCI 3 TALK AND LISTEN

1. FEATURES

Stuart Whiteley
  • 1: Maxwell Jones and the Henderson Hospital, 20 March 2006
  • 2: J. Stuart Whiteley, "Retrospective Review: Reflections on 'Community as Doctor'", International Journal of Therapeutic Communities 11:1 (1990), pages 61-64, read by Craig Fees, 14 April 2006
Gibbs Williams
  • Psychoanalyst, author, photographer, musician, talks about his life and career, and his formative experiences at New York's pioneering Odyssey House therapeutic community in the 1960s, 23 November 2006
A Visit to Sugrizimas Therapeutic Community
  • Anthony Slater talks with Valdas Siskus, Founder and Director of Sugrizimus, and Jaunianas Mincevichius, 23 October 2007

2. TALKS AND CONFERENCES

"What is a Therapeutic Community?". Association of Workers for Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties,1996 Study Day at the Caldecott College, Kent
Mulberry Bush School Annual General Meeting 2006
  • 1. Peter Wilson, MA, MACP "Beyond Trauma - making sense of a nonsensical past", 22 April 2006
  • 2. The Work of the Mulberry Bush School
    • INTRODUCTION John Diamond, 22 April 2006
    • THE FAMILY TEAM John Aguldelo, 22 April 2006
    • EDUCATION Fiona Dall and Ray Burrows, 22 April 2006
    • GROUP LIVING Paula Mattachine, 22 April 2006
    • TRAINING Derek Walker, 22 April 2006
    • SHIFFORD Rosie Easton-Johnston, 22 April 2006
    • CLOSING John Diamond, 22 April 2006
"Mother/Baby Work 1948-1998: A Tribute to Tom Main", The Cassel Hospital Conference, 1998
  • Jennifer Johns, "Tom Main and Mothers and Babies", 13 June 2006
Nina Coltart Memorial Lecture 2006, "From Mind to Self to Soul"
  • Prof. Stanley Schneider, 23 June 2006
  • Dr. Joseph Berke, 23 June 2006
  • Discussion, 23 June 2006
"Metabolising Madness and Mobilising Resources - the place of supervision in mental health work", Birmingham Personality Disorder Service First Annual Conference, 2006
  • Marcus Evans, "Supervision of Nurses and Other Mental Health Workers in Psychiatric Settings", February 9, 2007
"REFORMS, IDEOLOGY AND BEST PRACTICE": 10th International Symposium on Substance Abuse Treatment, Oslo, 1-3 October 2007
  • DAY ONE. Chair: Edle Ravndal
    • Welcome from Edle Ravndal, and a Musical Surprise: "The Keep Coming Back Band", 8 October 2007
    • Anthony Slater, President of the European Federation of Therapeutic Communities, 8 October 2007
    • Rowdy Yates, Executive Director, EWODOR, 8 October 2007
    • Jens Guslund, Director, Directorate for Health and Social Affairs: "Substance Abuse Problems in Norway: Reforms, ideology and best practice", 8 October 2007
    • Prof. George De Leon, Centre for Therapeutic Community Research (NDRI), USA: "Ideology in a Maturing Science of Addiction: Some Insights from Four Decades of Therapeutic Community Research and Treatment", 8 October 2007
    • Dr. Sverre Nesvåg, Director of the International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS), Norway: "The Norwegian Substance Abuse Treatment Reform: Between New Public Management and Conditions for Good Practice", 8 October 2007

      • Evening: Jazz, with George DeLeon on saxophone, 8 October 2007
  • DAY TWO. Chair: Dr. Gabrielle Welle–Strand
    • Prof. Jan Blomqvist, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD), University of Stockholm, Sweden: "From Faith to Knowledge? Reflections on Some Pre-requisites for Evidence Based Addiction Care in Sweden", 8 October 2007
    • Prof. Christian Haasen, Institute of Psychiatry, University of Hamburg, Germany: "Cultural Factors in Treatment and Health Policy with Respect to Substance Use Disorders", 8 October 2007
    • Kerstin Stenius, Senior lecturer, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD), Stockholm University, Sweden: "Paternalism Versus Autonomy – Understanding the Position of Compulsory Treatment in Finland and Sweden", 8 October 2007
    • Rowdy Yates: "Bad mouthing, bad habits and bad, bad boys – Part 2", 8 October 2007
    • Prof. Eric Broekaert: "A Religion too far. On the hidden ideology of a social therapeutic belief system", 8 October 2007
  • DAY THREE. Chair : Fanny Duckert
    • Prof. Michael Gossop, National Addiction Centre, Kings College, London, U.K: "How does Research Inform Best Practice in Treatment of Addictions?", 8 October 2007
    • Prof. Mads Uffe Pedersen, Director / Researcher, Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, University of Aarhus, Denmark:"Best Practice in the Real World – and Something About How to Define Treatment", 8 October 2007
  • INTERVIEWS FROM THE CONFERENCE
    • Anthony Slater interviews...George DeLeon,8 October 2007
    • Anthony Slater interviews...Mads Uffe Pedersen and Prof. Håkan Jenner, With comments by Ms. Bente Gulbrandsen, Director of Research and Development, Phoenix Haga, Norway, 8 October 2007
ANNUAL MAXWELL JONES MEMORIAL LECTURE
  • 10th "Sustaining Community - Political Expectations of Change", 11 December 2007
  • Nick Benefield, Lecturer
  • Gwen Adshead, Respondent
  • 11th “How Therapeutic Community Principles Can Be Applied to Improve Secure Forensic Services” , 6 October 2007
  • Anne Aiyegbusi, Lecturer
  • Gary Winship, Respondent
  • 12th “Therapeutic Communities: - a natural impulse or evolving technology?” , 28 November 2008
  • David Kennard, Lecturer
  • Penny Campling, Respondent
WINDSOR CONFERENCE 2007
  • '"Working with chaotic institutions: Some thoughts about managing a Community of Communities", 21 September 2007
  • Video recorded at the Association of Therapeutic Communities' annual Windsor Conference, 6 September 2007
  • Introduction by Rex Haigh
  • Presentation by Katharine Larkin and Sarah Paget

 

3. INTERVIEWS

The ANTHONY SLATER Interviews

  • Isabel and Jeannette, Phoenix House Haga, 2 December 2008
  • Petra Vondrakova, Matus Sucha, Tereza Adamkova, Charles University, Prague; on a visit to Phoenix House Haga, 5 November 2008
  • Bob Campbell, Phoenix Futures, and Souraya Frem, Cenacie De La Lumiere drug rehabilitation center, Lebanon, 10 October 2008
  • Joe Wilson (former Director, Phoenix House Haga), in conversation with George DeLeon over a meal, 6 October 2008
  • George DeLeon, Career and Thinking, 6 October 2008
  • George DeLeon, Child and Musician, 6 October 2008
  • "Lisa" and "Maria" - Two female community members of Phoenix House Haga, 2 February 2007
  • A short conversation with two Phoenix House Haga graduates, Dan & Vibeke. Dan, who is 37, and Vibeke, who is 29, graduated on 1 December 2006. 2 February 2007
  • Dr. Danas Kuschinskas, Jauniuas Mincevichius, Daiva Shishkuviene, and Dr. Asta Sileikiene from Sugrizimas Therapeutic Community in Lithuania, visiting Phoenix House Haga in Norway. Interviews in English and Lithuanian. 29 January 2007
  • Dr. Danas Kuschinskas, Jauniuas Mincevichius, Daiva Shishkuviene, and Dr. Asta Sileikiene from Sugrizimas Therapeutic Community in Lithuania, visiting Phoenix House Haga in Norway. Interviews in English and Lithuanian. 30 January 2007
  • Our Lithuanian colleagues reflect on their week at Phoenix House Haga in Norway, 2 February 2007
  • Rune Hafstad, Team Leader, Admissions and Motivation Phase at Phoenix House Haga, talks about the experience which they had with the colleagues from Lithuania, 6 February 2007
  • Kim Johnsrud, staff member, and staff representative on the management board of Phoenix House Haga..., 6 February 2007
  • Prof Edle Ravndal - Sirus - Oslo (best practice in research) / Prof. Eric Broekaert - University of Ghent (fighting words and system in madness) / Prof. Pia Rosenqvist - NAD - Helsinki (bridging research/pactice gap) / Prof. Mads Uffe Pedersen - University of Åarhus - Denmark (research and practice), 16 February 2007
  • Update on Phoenix House Haga Community members "Lisa" and "Maria", 19 February 2007
  • David Warren-Holland Pioneering staff member at Alpha House, the first therapeutic community for addictions in Europe (1968), 24 February 2007
  • "Michael" and "Johnny", graduates of the Phoenix House Haga programme. Here they discuss with Anthony their life as addicts, their experience of Phoenix House Haga, and their lives today. Recorded 31 January 2007, 31 January 2007
  • Astrid Jensen,social worker and staff member from Veksthuset Therapeutic Community in Oslo; and a brief word from Phoenix House Haga member Lisa, 3 March 2007
  • Carsten Hald and Kristin Lervick, Deputy Directors of Samtun and Renavangen therapeutic communities, 21 April 2007
  • IN ROME 28-29 April 2007
    • William, Federico, and Sylvia of Centro Italiano di Solidarietà di Roma (CeIS) discuss their experiences in English and Italian (with translation)
    • Romanian therapeutic community workers training at Centro Italiano di Solidarietà di Roma (CeIS) discuss their experiences in English
    • Romanian therapeutic community workers training at Centro Italiano di Solidarietà di Roma (CeIS) discuss their experiences in Romanian
    • Juan Pares y Plans, Centro Italiano di Solidarietà di Roma (CeIS)
    • Silvia Lombardi, Summarising the FICT meeting (Federazione Italiana Comunità Terapeutiche - Italian Federation of Therapeutic Communities)
    • Silvia Lombardi of Centro Italiano di Solidarietà di Roma (CeIS) talking about herself
  • Lisbeth on her return to Phoenix Haga after 15 years, July 27, 2008
  • Pedro Moreira - Reflecting on his time at Phoenix Haga, July 27, 2008
  • Ko Miyanaga - Reflecting on Monar, DeKiem, Phoenix Haga, and the future in Japan, 27 July 2008
  • Other interviewers
    • PAUL GOODMAN of the Ley Community interviews
      • Hadar Ben Shaul and Mirit Lerman, visiting colleagues from Ilanot Therapeutic Community in Israel, talk with Paul Goodman of the Ley Community, in Oxford, England, February 22, 2007
    • CRAIG FEES interviews
      • Mike Pegg, Director of Richmond Fellowship's Lancaster House therapeutic community in the early 1970s, now a successful Mentor to major corporations (Sony, Microsoft/MSN), Mike Pegg talks about his life and career, and some of the people (George Lyward, David Wills) and places who influenced him. 13 November 2006
      • Les Spencer - "Anticipating and Enriching ConFest": 30 Years of a Therapeutic Community-Inspired Self-Organising Gathering in Rural Australia: Les Spencer discusses the history, problems, issues, and future of this remarkable getting-together in rural Australia, which recently purchased 1250 acres in the Australian Bush, with river frontage and billabongs. 10 March 2007
      • Janice Jones - Executive Officer, Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association - discussing the therapeutic community situation in Australia and New Zealand, the development and future of ATCA, and the background and experience that brought her 12 months ago into the therapeutic community fold, 30 May 2007
      • Janice Jones - Executive Officer, Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association - giving a tour of ATCA member therapeutic communities, 31 May 2007
      • Masha Pichugina and Maria Krivenkova, Kitezh and Orion Children's Communities, Russia, 29 September 2007
      • Teresa von Sommaruga Howard, Architect, psychotherapist, organisational consultant..., 29 September 2007
    • Interviews by ISABEL and JEANETTE of Phoenix House Haga
      • ISABEL of Phoenix House Haga interviews
        • Lynn, a member of the host Renavangen community, Norway. Recorded at the Norway therapeutic communities Women's Weekend. 25 March 2007
        • “Marit”, a member of the Phoenix Haga re-entry programme. Recorded at the Norway therapeutic communities Women's Weekend. 25 March 2007. på Norsk
      • JEANETTE of Phoenix House Haga interviews
        • “Cecilia”, a member of the Renavangen community in Norway. på Norsk
      • ISABEL and JEANETTE of Phoenix House Haga interview
        • Carsten Hald and Kristin Lervick, Deputy Directors of Samtun and Renavangen therapeutic communities, 21 April 2007. på Norsk
  • Phoenix House Haga interviews at the Young European Parliament, Venice, May 2007
    • Petter, interviewing Paolo Stocco, Director of Villa Renaate therapeutic community in Venice, and President of Euro-TC, May 24, 2007
    • Mari, interviewing Lisa Vacca, of the Young European Parliament team, May 24, 2007
    • Mari, interviewing Antonio Boschin of CeIS, May 24, 2007
    • Vibeke Lund interviewing Susan Bottony, a student attending from Sweden, May 24, 2007
    • Vibeke Lund interviewing Delia Tziogkidin from Kethea Therapeutic Community in Greeece, May 24, 2007
  • TC Summer Games, Norway 2007
    • Opening Circle (selection), 9 September 2007.
    • Renate interviewing Fredrik from Færingen therapeutic community in Tromsø, 9 September 2007. på Norsk
    • Renate interviewing Cecilia from Renavangen community, 9 September 2007.på Norsk
    • Renate interviewing Martin from Fæeringen Terapeutiske Samfun in Tromsø, 9 September 2007. på Norsk
    • Renate interviewing Lars from Veksthuset in Oslo (in English), 9 September 2007.
    • Renate interviewing Eva from Phoenix Haga (in English), 9 September 2007
    • Renate interviewing Auslag from Phoenix House Haga, 9 September 2007. på Norsk
  • Mountain Trip by Phoenix Haga, 2007
    • Jeanette interviewing Erik, 22 September 2007, på Norsk
    • Jeanette interviewing Renate, 22 September 2007, på Norsk
      • Precis in English
    • Renate interviewing Terje, 22 September 2007, in English
    • Renate interviewing Jeanette, 22 September 2007, på Norsk
      • Precis in English
    • The Video (starts automatically)

 

4. RADIOTC INTERNATIONAL NORSK - PROGRAMMES FROM THE NORWEGIAN TRANSMITTER

  • PROGRAMME ONE or: "How many languages can we fit into five minutes and thirty seconds?"
  • Anthony Slater (English)
  • Hallvard, staff member at Phoenix Haga (Norwegian)
  • Sven (American English)
  • Nikolas (Norwegian)
  • Emir (English, Russian, German & Italian)
  • Marius (Mixed Norwegian dialect, part west coast, part east, south and a bit in the middle)
  • PROGRAMME TWO
  • Emir's journey, Norsk version, introduced by Sven (på Norsk)
  • Emir's journey, English version, introduced by Anthony Slater
  • PROGRAMME THREE Part ONE, 22 December 2007
  • THE WANDERING MICROPHONE: HALLVARD EXPLORES PHOENIX HAGA (in English)
  • Hallvard talks with Bjørnstein, Stian, and Marius
  • PROGRAMME THREE Part TWO
  • Hallvard talks with Henrik and Niklas
  • PROGRAMME FOUR
  • Professor Håkan Jenner (Special and treatment pedagogics), School of Education, Växjö University, Sweden and
  • Dr. Ylva Benderix, School of Education, Växjö University. 3 February 2008
  • PROGRAMME FIVE, 28 January 2008
  • ONE: FROM WARM SOUTH TO COLD NORTH: Pedro Moreira Discovers Phoenix House Haga

 

 

RadioTC 4
Arts, Books and Music

Reviews and discussions of books, plays, movies, music, art exhibitions and such (past or present) which are by or about therapeutic communities and therapeutic community people; which is of relevance to people involved in therapeutic community; or which may have played significant roles in community members' lives...

Also, the performances themselves - music, plays, dramatizations, short story and poetry readings....

 

CHANNEL: RTCI 4 ARTS, BOOKS, AND MUSIC

"Murals, Music and Film at Mohican Juvenile Correctional Facility, Perrysville, Ohio: Two projects of Wisconsin-based AVEC: - Arts Vitally Enrich Communities
  • Video-streams:

 

 

RadioTC 5
Audio Diary

A brief (10 to 15 minute?) audio notebook of daily life, work and travels around the therapeutic community world.

 

CHANNEL: RTCI 5 AUDIO DIARY

  • 1. Personal Diaries
    • Rex Haigh's Diaries
      • Series 1
        • 1. Aylesbury. March 17, 2006
        • 2. Nottingham. March 21, 2006
        • 3. Nottingham. March 21, 2006 (evening)
        • 4. Paddington. March 22, 2006 (Community of Communities day)
        • 5. Community of Communities. March 22, 2006
        • 6. New Zealand Therapeutic Community visits Aylesbury. March 24, 2006
        • 7. Fantastic Journey, and a theme to return to, 29 March 2006
        • 8. A touching farewell, a visit to Portland and Jean Rees, Poole and the Titanic, uphill to Bournemouth, then London, another farewell, and horizons unhelpful and North. March 30, 2006
        • 9. Ferocity of Governance: revisiting old haunts and reflecting on change. April 7, 2006
      • Series 2
        • 10. Exciting Times for PD. May 20, 2006
        • 11. How Democratic? May 20, 2006
        • 12. Living-Learning Experience: ATC's twice yearly transient training community. May 2006
        • 13. "Living-Learning Experience: ATC's twice yearly transient training community. May 2006" SPONTANEOUS MUSIC EVENING, 5 June 2006
        • 14. A Living-Learning Experience in Italy: Spoleto 2006, 5 June 2006
          • 14.1. Il Sole Mio, Sung by Marco, 5 June 2006
          • 14.2. Ave Maria, 5 June 2006
        • 15. A Living-Learning Experience in the Lake District, with Borderline U.K. Recorded weekend, September 7-9, 2006. 12 September 2006
        • 16. Floen Kollektiv: 20th Anniversary Celebrations, Bergen, Norway, 4 October 2006
      • Series 3
        • 17. Exciting Times With Horticultural Therapy, December 11, 2006
        • 18. Current Debate: What Shall We Do About the Six Months Rule?", July 8, 2007
        • 19. Networking: "The External Advisory Group at HMP Gartree TC, and their wider implications", July 8, 2007
        • 20. The new breed of mini-TCs, July 8, 2007
    • Kim's Diaries
      • 1. Kim and a team from Phoenix Haga, Norway, visit Monar in Poland (with interviews), 26 May 2006
        • "KIM's DIARY 1 in NORWEGIAN" NORSK, 2 June 2006
      • 2. Kim and Phoenix Haga, Norway, visit Jotunheimen in Norway, with interviews with J.C., Lars, Alexander, and Mari, 2 August 2006
    • Isabel's Diaries
      • The Phoenix House Haga skiing trip at Håfjell mountain hotel, just outside Lillehammer in Norway. 1. On the Mountain. 11 March 2007
      • The Phoenix House Haga skiing trip at Håfjell mountain hotel, just outside Lillehammer in Norway. On the Mountain, in NORWEGIAN. NORSK. 11 March 2007
      • The Phoenix House Haga skiing trip at Håfjell mountain hotel, just outside Lillehammer in Norway. 2. On the Road Home. In NORWEGIAN. NORSK. 11 March 2007
    • Maria's Diaries
      • The Phoenix House Haga skiing trip at Håfjell mountain hotel, just outside Lillehammer in Norway. 1. Introduction to Maria, on the Phoenix Haga skiing trip to Lillehammer in Norway. 11 March 2007
      • The Phoenix House Haga skiing trip at Håfjell mountain hotel, just outside Lillehammer in Norway. 2. Interview. 11 March 2007
      • The Phoenix House Haga skiing trip at Håfjell mountain hotel, just outside Lillehammer in Norway. 3. på Norsk. In NORWEGIAN. NORSK . 11 March 2007
    • Anthony Slater's Audio Diaries
      • A Day in the Life: Anthony drives to a planning meeting for the 10th International Symposium on Substance Ause Treatment, to be held in Oslo 1-3rd October 2007. Reflects on life and sees the light, 16 February 2007
      • Anthony is on the road to visit Dave and Sue Warren-Holland, pioneer staff members at Alpha House, the first therapeutic community for addictions in Europe 1968. Here he is in Norway, driving to the airport. 24 February 2007
      • In England. Anthropological observations on the train. 20 minutes from Dave and Sue. 24 February 2006
        • Dave and Anthony Talk
  • 2. Conference Diaries
    • 9th International Symposium on Substance Abuse Treatment, Helsinki, October 9-11, 2006
      • 1. Sami Ylitalo interviewed by Anthony Slater, 10 October 2006
      • 2. Liisa Kallio interviewed by Anthony Slater, 10 October 2006
      • 3. Lothar Schafer interviewed by Anthony Slater (Interview is largely in German), 10 October 2006
      • 4. Mari Miekkala interviewed by Anthony Slater, 10 October 2006
      • 5. Georges van der Straten interviewed by Anthony Slater (This interview is in English and French), 10 October 2006
      • 6. Rowdy Yates, Katriina Pajupuro and David Oberg interviewed by Anthony Slater, 10 October 2006
      • 7. Anthony Slater, interviewed by Rowdy Yates, 10 October 2006
      • 8. Kimberly Nelson, interviewed by Anthony Slater, 10 October 2006
      • 9. Barbara Rawlings, interviewed by Anthony Slater, 11 October 2006
      • 10. Magnus Hoglund, interviewed by Anthony Slater), 11 October 2006
      • 11. Two community members of Kisko Therapeutic Community, interviewed by Anthony Slater, 11 October 2006
      • 12. Bill Puddicombe interviewed by Anthony Slater, 12 October 2006
      • 13. Joanna Radford, interviewed by Anthony Slater, 12 October 2006
      • 14. Prof. Eric Broekaert, interviewed by Anthony Slater, 12 October 2006
    • WFTC XXIII World Conference, "Continuing the Journey", New York City, September 1-5, 2006
      • 1. Rex Haigh and Jan Lees September 1, 2006, 1 September 2006
      • 2. Lunchtime conversation between George De Leon, Naya Arbiter and Rod Mullen from the Amity Foundation, & Anthony Slater, President of the European Federation of Therapeutic Communities, 2 September 2006
      • 3. Continutation: Lunchtime conversation between George De Leon, Naya Arbiter and Rod Mullen from the Amity Foundation, & Anthony Slater, President of the European Federation of Therapeutic Communities, 2 September 2006
      • 4. Kevin McEneaney, formerly of Phoenix House Foundation, New York, now of “Hope Works”, recorded by Anthony Slater., 2 September 2006
      • 5. David Turner from CeIS Roma. Interviewed by Anthony Slater September 2, 2006
      • 6. Mr. Ko Miyanaga, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, School of Health Sciences, Tokai University, Japan. September 2, 2006
      • 7. Ms. Britta Muehlbach, Research and Outcomes Evaluation Manger of Daytop, New York. September 2, 2006
      • 8. Rex Haigh: "Day 2 of the WFTC Conference"., September 2, 2006
      • 9. Dr. Stanley Sacks, Director of the National Development and Research Institutes, Center for the Integration of Research and Practice, New York City. September 3, 2006
      • 10. Dr. George De Leon, Centre for Therapeutic Community Research, National Development and Research Institutes, New York, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, NYU Medical School, New York. September 3, 2006
      • 11. Dr. Martien Kooyman. Recorded in the Cafe de Mare, Greenwich Village, New York. September 3, 2006
      • 12. Adolph Fulton, Public Affairs Department, Daytop New York; Producer of "The Concept". September 4, 2006
      • 13. Monsignor O'Brien, President of The World Federation of Therapeutic Communities. September 5, 2006
      • 14. Martin R. Infante, Founder and President of the Self Enhancement for Life Foundation: A Therapeutic Community Approach to the Treatment of Substance Abuse & Attitude Disorders in the Philipines. September 6, 2006
      • 15. Mohud Yunus Pathi, Vice President of the Asian Federation of Therapeutic Communities. President of Persatuan Pengasih Malaysia. September 6, 2006
      • 16. Dr. Bogdan Polajner, Director of Association Project Man, in Ljubljana, Slovenia; and host of the XII European Federation of Therapeutic Communities (EFTC) European Conference on Rehabilitation and Drug Policy which will be held in Slovenia in June 2007. and Ms. Polona Kersnik, psychologist / counsellor at Project Man in Slovenia; and the new EFTC local conference co-ordinator. September 6, 2006
      • 17. Charlie Blatch, Goldbridge Rehabilitation Services, Queensland, Australia. September 6, 2006
      • 18. Lynne Magor-Blatch, Director of Client Services, Alcohol and Drug Foundation Australian Capital Territory Inc (ADFACT). September 6, 2006
    • WORKING TOGETHER: PARTNERS FOR CHANGE. 11th EFTC European Conference on Rehabilitation and Drug Policy, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 6th-9th June 2007
      • With Anthony Slater at Breakfast, June 5, 2007
      • Press Conference: Jennifer Hillebrand. European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Lisbon, June 6, 2007
      • Dr. Peter Vassilev, Director of Phoenix House Bulgaria, and Teodora Groshkova, researcher, June 8, 2007
      • Naya Arbiter, Director of Amity Foundation and of "Extensions", and Teodora Groshkova, researcher, June 8, 2007
      • Alberto Sabatés,Presidente de la Asociación Proyecto Hombre, Spain and Rosario Abaitua Arana, Directora Asociación Proyecto Hombre, Spain, June 10, 2007
      • Liana Gerber-Bologa, Director: Therapeutic Community “Fuente Alamo”, Spain, June 10, 2007
      • Robbie Ferris, Goldbridge Therapeutic Community, Australia, June 10, 2007
      • Eitan Sela, Ilanot Therapeutic Community, of Beit Or Aviva, Israel, June 10, 2007
      • Anna Durante, Roberta Valdini, David Pizzi, CeIS Pescara, Italy. Translated by Silvia Lombardi, CeIS, June 10, 2007
      • Victor Nicolaescu, National Anti-Drug Agency, Romania (in English and Romanian), June 10, 2007
      • Natalie Wood, Quality Improvement Worker, Royal College of Psychiatrists (London): Centre for Quality Improvement / Community of Communities, June 10, 2007
      • Dragan Dragovevic and Zoran Peresevic, Serbia, June 10, 2007
      • Andris Andersons,Director, and Ms. Sigita Rozentale, Riga Addiction Prevention Centre, Latvia, June 12, 2007
    • THE FIRST EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT IN EDUCATION AND CARE - EFeCT (European Federation of Conflict Management and Treatment in Education and Care), Blankenberge (Belgium), 23rd - 26th April 2008
      • Anthony Slater interviews Ilse Goethals, Member, organising committee; Assistant and PhD student, University of Ghent, 28 April 2008
      • Anthony Slater interviews Prof. Eric Broekaert, Chairman Department of Orthopedagogics, Ghent University, Belgium, 28 April 2008
      • Anthony Slater interviews Franky D'Oosterlinck, Chairman EFeCT; Senior LSCI Trainer; Director OOBC Nieuwe Vaart, Ghent, Belgium], 8 June 2008
      • Anthony Slater interviews Stein Lied, Senior Trainer, LSCI; Member, EFeCT; Bufetat (Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs), 28 April 2008
    • BEYOND 2008 NGO GLOBAL FORUM [Anthony Slater interviews], Global NGO Forum on the 1998-2008 Review of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on illicit drugs, Vienna, 7th - 9th July 2008
      • Anthony Slater interviews Dr. Efren Ramirez, Director of Comunidad Terapeutica Ambulatoria de Ocean Park, in Puerto Rico.
      • Anthony Slater interviews Ron Williams, President and CEO of Therapeutic Communities Inc, Stay'n Out New York
      • Anthony Slater interviews Dr. Jean LaCour, President NET Training Institute, Orlando- Florida USA.

 

 

 

RadioTC 6
Mainly For Members...

Programmes made by RadioTC International partner organisations, and targeted primarily at their members. Audio version of Newsletters, for example; or announcements of upcoming events, and updates on current issues and work.

 

CHANNEL: RTCI 6 MAINLY FOR MEMBERS

 

ASSOCIATION OF THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITIES

  • Bob Hinshelwood "Could I say something about the term 'Steering Group'...?"
  • Tom Harrison, "Chaos Complexity and Therapeutic Communities", 8 September 2007, Windsor Conference Guest Lecture, September 5, 2007
  • ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2007, 8 September 2007

 

EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITIES

  • Video-stream: Don Mario Picchi,Founder and President of CeIS, Centro italiano solidarieta di Roma , Italian
  • Video-stream: Don Mario Picchi,Founder and President of CeIS, Centro italiano solidarieta di Roma , Italian with English Voice-Over
  • Receiving the EFTC Award for dedicated and exemplary contribution to therapeutic communities within the international field

 

COMMUNITY OF COMMUNITIES

ANNUAL FORUM 2006

  • 1. Welcome and Introduction, Kevin Healy
    • PowerPoint presentations
  • 2. Presentation of selected findings from the Annual Cycle 2005-2006, Sarah Paget
    • PowerPoint presentation
  • 3. Brief Musical Interlude While Technicalities are Dealt With, Kevin Healy
  • 4. New Horizons: expansion of Community of Communities and proposed system of accreditation, Rex Haigh
  • 5. Quality Improvement and the accreditation landscape, Paul Lelliott
    • PowerPoint presentation
  • 6. Reflections for and against accreditation, Roland Woodward
    • PowerPoint presentation
  • 7. Questions for panel from the floor chaired by Jan Lees

ANNUAL FORUM 2007

    • Welcome and Introduction, Rex Haigh, C of C Project Lead
    • 1. Good News, Bad News, Rex Haigh, C of C Project Lead
      • PowerPoint presentation
    • 2. Presenting the 5th Annual Cycle of the Community of Communities for Adult Democratic Therapeutic Communities (ADTCs), Diana Menzies, Chair of the Advisory Group for ADTCs
      • PowerPoint presentation
    • 3. Selected Findings from the 5th Annual Cycle, Sarah Paget, C of C Programme Manager
      • PowerPoint presentation
    • 4. Membership and Finance, Adrian Worrall, Head of the CCQI
      • PowerPoint presentation
    • 5. Question Time
    • 6. Introducing the three new networks of the Community of Communities, Jan Lees, Consultant to C of C
    • 7. The development of the Community of Communities for Children and Young People's Therapeutic Communities (CYPTCs), John Turberville, Chair of the advisory group for CYPTCs
      • PowerPoint presentation
    • 8. The development of the Community of Communities for Learning Disabilities, Natalie Wood, C of C Quality Improvement Worker
      • Natalie's Powerpoint presentation here
    • 9. The Development of the Community of Communities for Addictions Therapeutic Communities (ATCs), Rowdy Yates, Chair of the Advisory Group for ATCs
      • PowerPoint
    • 10. Question Time
  • AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS
    • INNOVATIVE PRACTICE
      • 11. "The Power of Innovation", Susan Williams and Peter Holmes
      • 12. "Reflections on art Therapy at HMP Grendon", Bill Wylie
      • 13. "Setting up a TC in a small town", Caroline Phillips and Jan Isbell
    • THREATS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TC WORLD
      • 14. "Developments at HMP Grendon: treatment for DSPD man and the diversity conference", Patrick Mandikate
      • 15. "When the Money Runs Dry", Diana Menzies
      • 16. "Creating 174 in 50 days", Vikki Baker
      • 17. "The Financial Struggle of Setting up a Supported Housing Project", Joan Hamilton
      • 18. "Facing Cuts and Feeling at the Mercy of Heartless Commissioners?", Christopher Davies
      • 19. "The Trials and Tribulations of The Millfield Unit TC", David Jones
    • CHALLENGING TC PHILOSOPHIES AND PRACTICE
      • 20. "Joining and Leaving the Community", Francis Dixon Lodge
      • 21. "Making Sense Out of Chaos in Therapy", Alan Miller
      • 22. "TCs: What Role for Psychiatry?", Dr. Tennyson Lee
      • 23. "Community in the Care", Robin Johnson
      • 24. "Can There Only Be One?", Marya Hemmings
    • EXPERIENCES OF THE COMMUNITY OF COMMUNITIES PROCESS
      • 25. "Our first cycle: Expectations and Anxieties leading up to the first review", Anita Bracey
      • 26. "The Cycle from the Other Side", Natalie Wood and John O'Sullivan
      • 27. "The Enemy Within: Auditing Prison TCs", Kirk Turner
      • 28. "The Art of Lead Reviewing", Peter Homes and Susan Williams
      • 29. "Not All Plain Sailing", Paul Goodman
    • CLINICAL PRACTICE
      • 30. "The Rise of Phoenix Futures 2006", Jeremy Booker
      • 31. "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility", Anil Kalbag and Tony Hornby
    • ACCREDITATION
      • 32. "The First Year of the C of C Accreditation", Acorn TC
      • 33. "Similarities and Irreconcilable Differences", Mike Forrester
    • PLENARY
      • 34. Plenary, All

ANNUAL FORUM 2008. "TCs: What Do You See?"

  • MORNING SESSION
    • Welcome and Introductions, Chris Holman, Chair of ATC
    • 1. "Community of Communities: Past, Present and Future", Rex Haigh, Project lead
      • PowerPoint
    • 2. "Questions and Answers on Research and the work of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)", Dr. Tim Kendall
      • Video
      • PowerPoint
  • AFTERNOON SESSION
    • Member Presentations
      • 1. Getting an Evidence Base: Think Global, Act Local
      • Diana Menzies, Chair
        • "TC Research Network: Coordinating Data Collection", Steve Pearce, Rex Haigh, Vanessa Jones
        • "Voices from the Young People at Glebe House", Paul Plummer, Sheila Gatiss
      • 2. Non-Talking Therapies
      • Steve Hopewell, Chair
        • "Art Therapy at St. Andrews, York", Ruth Merriman and Community Members
        • "Conservation Therapy in TCs for Addictions", Jeremy Booker, John Hall
      • 3. Why Do TCs Still Have an Image Problem?
      • Roy Phillips, Chair
        • "From Peper Harrow to Childhood First", Peter Blunden
        • "Camphill Communities", Michael Green
      • 4. Accreditation: What's Missing?
      • John Turberville, Chair
        • "TCs and Chairs", Marya Hemmings
          • PowerPoint
        • "Main House", Staff and Residents
      • 5. Working With Clients Who Don't Turn Up"
      • Beatriz Sanchez, Chair
        • "Threshhold, Belfast", Threshhold people
        • "Attendance Past and Present", Staff and Residents from the Cawley Centre
      • 6. The Challenge of C of C Standards and Methods
      • Kirk Turner, Chair
        • "Initial findings from a research study of the C of C process in TCs for people with severe and enduring mental illness", Ed Beveridge
          • PowerPoint
        • "Whose network is it anyway? Responsibilities within a peer-review process", Peter Holmes
  • COMMUNITY OF COMMUNITIES DEBATE
    • "This House proposes that a community is not a community unless members eat together"
    • Rex Haigh, Chair
      • For: Kath Lovell and John Diamond. Against: Steve Pearce and Rachel Graham
  • PLENARY
  • Chris Holman, Chair

ANNUAL FORUM 2009. A View From Ground Level

  • MORNING SESSION
    • 1. Welcome and Introduction to the Day Rex Haigh
    • 2. Community of Communities Headlines and Highlights, Sarah Paget
      • PowerPoint
    • 3. A View From Ground Level: Service User, Helen Legg
    • 4. A View From Ground Level: Front Line Staff, Anita Bracey
      • PowerPoint
  • MEMBER PRESENTATIONS: Responding to Key Therapeutic Community Issues
    • HOW CAN COMMUNITY OF COMMUNITIES HELP WITH RESEARCH?
      • "A Three Way Approach to Collecting Outcome Data", The ATC Research Group. Led by Rex Haigh
    • COMMUNITY OF COMMUNITIES PARTICIPATION AS THERAPY
      • Chair: Kevin Polley, Arbours Crisis Centre
      • "Examining positive and negative features of service users' involvement in self- and peer- review", Members and Staff from Francis Dixon Lodge
      • "Involving Children and Young People - Therapeutic or Not?", Tony Hornby and Glebe House
    • TRAINING FOR THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITIES: THE "JOURNEYMAN" APPROACH
      • Chair: Raj Kelair, Calcot Services
      • "Learning Through Apprenticeship", Emma Pyle and Christina Vergara, Community Housing and Therapy
      • "An Introduction to European Companionship in Education, Training and Travel", Georges van der Straten, Trempoline Therapeutic Community
    • MEETING STATUTORY AND ORGANISATIONAL DEMANDS: A MASTER CLASS
      • Chair: Kirk Turner, Ministry of Justice
      • Chris Holman, Director of York Retreat and Chair of the Association of Therapeutic Communities
      • Bob Campbell and Dan Richter, Special Projects Officer and Head of Quality for Phoenix Futures
        • PowerPoint
      • Kevin Gallagher, Chief Executive of Bryn Melyn Care Ltd. and Chair of Charterhouse Group
    • INFORMAL TIME: IS IT NECESSARY FOR BEING A THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY?]
      • Chair: Hayley Brown, Diverse Pathways
      • "A View from a Residential Therapeutic Community", Members and Staff from the Cassel Hospital
      • "A View from a Day Therapeutic Community", Members and Staff from Oxford TC
    • ILLUSTRATED COMMUNITY OF COMMUNITIES: An opportunity to reflect visually on your TC's relationship with the Community of Communities
      • Ruth Merriman and members of St.Andrews Therapeutic Community
  • COMMUNITY OF COMMUNITIES DEBATE
    • "This house proposes that a TC is not a TC unless community members (staff and clients) are involved in staff interviews"].
      • For: Rowdy Yates and Andy Brooker. Against: Emcee Chekwas and Matt Vince
  • PLENARY
  • Addendum: Exhibitors
    • Dave Warren-Holland of GroupWork Consultation and Training

 

 

RadioTC 7
Spotlight on...

A wide-ranging series. The world is your oyster. Focus on a particular issue, or an aspect of life and work within a therapeutic community, or on a specific person or community: "Spotlight on Research", "Spotlight on Training", "Spotlight on Leaving"...

 

CHANNEL: RTCI 7 SPOTLIGHT ON...

  • Fraser House, by Les Spencer

    • Programme One: A Total Therapeutic Community, 20 March 2006
      • Script
    • Programme Two: Modelling Nature in a TC , 2 July 2006
      • Script
    • Programme Three: Patients as Skilled Therapists, 21 July 2006
      • Script
    • Programme Four: Ethics and Group Process, 3 August 2006
      • Script
    • Programme Five: Going Berserk, 19 August 2006
      • Script
    • Programme Six: Neville Yeomans' Therapeutic Process, 7 October 2006
      • Script
    • Programme Seven: The Stabbing the Wall Message, 17 November 2006
      • Script
    • Programme Eight: Insightful Cleaners, Small Puppies and Learning to Say ‘No’, 3 January 2006
      • Script
    • Programme Nine: The Nurturing Mother, 3 January 2006
      • Script
    • Programme Ten: A Model for the World, 3 january 2006
      • Ten Script

 

  • Research

    • 1. Julie Kipp - discusses the origins, context and issues behind her 2005 PhD. thesis for the New York School of Social Work, "An Exploration of the Prevalence of Therapeutic Community as a Contemporary Treatment Modality for People with Psychiatric Illness in the United States", 26 March 2006
    • 2. Danielle McDonald - Assistant Professor at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire, discussing her doctoral research in a women's medium security prison in Northern Pennsylvania, 6 June 2006
    • 3. Dr. Jonathan Toms, discussing his research project,"Relationship Versus Authority: Psychiatric Social Work, Therapeutic Communities, and the Subjectivity of the Child, c1930 - c1970"
    • 4. Akinobu Takabayashi, visiting the Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre, discusses his research on the Cassel Hospital

 

  • Archives and Oral History

    • 1. "Accession - Taking material in" A visit to the Archive from Dr. Tony Rees, co-author of the iconic Aitken, Webster and Rees (1958), "Magnetic Prospecting", Antiquity 32, pp. 270-271, on May 6, 2006, 21 May 2006
    • 2. "Taking Control - Listing" Opening a box in the Harold Bridger Collection, 25 May 2006
    • 3. "Moments that Changed Me" Archivist and Oral Historian Craig Fees discusses moments of personal and professional change working for the therapeutic community sector, 12 June 2006
      • Script

 

 

 

 

RadioTC 8
GUEST CHANNEL

Therapeutic Communities are about opening doors onto the world, and into the self. This Guest Channel is for people who are not, or may not be directly involved in therapeutic community, but who have a door to open.

CHANNEL: RTCI 8 Guest Channel

Jerry Moe, "Healing for Children from Addicted Families".

Recorded on May 11, 2006 by Rowdy Yates of the University of Stirling in Scotland

  • PowerPoint presentation

 

"CHILD CARE: THE NEED FOR HISTORY"
Inaugural conference of the Child Care History Network

October 23rd, 2008

Barns Conference Centre, Planned Environment Therapy Trust, Toddington, Gloucestershire

WELCOME FROM THE HOST. John Cross, Executive Director, Planned Environment Therapy Trust

SESSION ONE: "Sources and Issues: Past, Present, Future"

  • Chair: Craig Fees
    • ARCHIVES. Sian Roberts, Head of Collections Development, Birmingham Archives and Heritage
    • MUSEUMS, Jim Gledhill, Assistant Curator and Registrar, The Foundling Museum
    • LIBRARIES, Nicola Hilliard, Head of Library & Information Service, National Childrens Bureau
    • SOURCES, CURRENT – AND FUTURE, David Lane, Consultant/Expert Witness

SESSION TWO: "What Does it Matter? To Whom? How? Why?"

  • Chair: Cynthia Cross
    • PERSPECTIVE: FORMER CHILD. Tom James, Ledston Hall and Wennington School
    • PERSPECTIVE: ACADEMIC AND RESEARCHER. Sarah Hayes, Wellcome Research Fellow, Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter
    • PERSPECTIVE: POLICY AND PRACTICE. Jonathan Stanley, Manager, National Centre for Excellence in Residential Child Care

SESSION THREE: "Sharing the History: Problems, Challenges and Issues"

  • Charles Sharpe, Child care consultant, Goodenoughcaring; and psychotherapist