Modified Therapeutic Community (MTC)
The primary goal of a Modified Therapeutic Community (MTC) is to foster individual change and positive growth. This is accomplished by changing an individual’s lifestyle through a community of concerned people working together to help themselves and each other. Clients in a MTC are members, as in any family setting; not patients, as in an institution. These members play a significant role in managing the MTC and acting as positive role models for others to emulate. High expectations and high commitment from both MTC members and staff support this positive change. Insight into one’s problems is gained through group and individual interaction, but learning through experience, failing and succeeding, and experiencing the consequences, is considered to be the most potent influence toward achieving lasting change.