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‘I was impressed with the accessibility of the book, offering a guided tour through the history, context and purposes of reminiscence therapy, the range of applications from promoting social and emotional stimulation to reminiscence as psychotherapy. It also provides a brief overview of its theoretical underpinnings… As a book for health professionals interested in reminiscence work, it is a must for the shelf… most importantly it emphasizes the need for adequate training and supervision for those undertaking this type of work… the authors [also] provide a very good working guide to the assessment process’ - Aging and Health

In this practical and accessible book, leading exponents of reminiscence work describe the purposes and techniques of reminiscence and set out detailed guidelines on how to implement and ...

Purpose Eight: Reminiscence to Teach People how to use Groups Effectively
Purpose eight: Reminiscence to teach people how to use groups effectively
Rationale

This purpose is not one that immediately comes to mind when people think of reminiscence work, but people are scared of being a group - of losing their identity, of feeling forced to talk about things they don't want to talk about, of making a fool of themselves, of being rejected. In short, groups can be scary.

A well-planned and well-run reminiscence group can help people come to see that groups need not be like that - that they can stay in enough control to feel comfortable, that they do have some choice as to what happens to them in the group, and this will ...

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