The Reminiscences of George De Leon
Biography: George De Leon is a psychologist and academic (currently Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center, PhD from Columbia University) who conducted all of the early Phoenix House studies researching the mechanisms engaged in the therapeutic community. He researched at Phoenix House for 20 years (1967-1987), becoming intensely involved in the day to day of the organization. He wrote the textbook The Therapeutic Community.
Keywords: Phoenix House; clinical psychology; Columbia University; therapeutic community; methadone; research; National Institute on Drug Abuse; rehabilitation; veterans