Value-Based Programming for the Dually Diagnosed

The Rock Creek Model
  • Michael W. Smull
  • Ellen S. Fabian
  • Frederic B. Chanteau


Over the past decade (1973–1983) the Rock Creek Foundation (RCF) has developed a comprehensive community support system to meet the needs of mentally retarded persons with severe mental-health problems. The array and content of the components of the service system reflect both the needs of dual diagnosis persons and the resources in the Washington Metropolitan environment. Although it is neither feasible nor appropriate for other regions to develop programs that replicate Rock Creek’s programs, what can be replicated are the components of the programs.


Mental Retardation Service System Maladaptive Behavior Residential Service Competitive Employment 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael W. Smull
    • 1
  • Ellen S. Fabian
    • 2
  • Frederic B. Chanteau
    • 2
  1. 1.Mental Retardation ProgramUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.The Rock Creek FoundationSilver SpringUSA

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