A cross-sectional snapshot of therapeutic community client members
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This paper describes some of the characteristic of 242 client members of 19 therapeutic communities in England and Scotland. On the first day of data collection of a research project evaluating the effectiveness of therapeutic communities in treating people with personality disorders, everyone who was a client member of these communities was invited to complete a set of questionnaires. We report here on their scores on the PDQ4+, a self-report measure of personality difficulties; and on the CORE-OM and Brief Symptom Inventory, two measures of state distress, to provide a snapshot of therapeutic community client members. © The Authors.