- Subject index
‘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 ...
Introduction: The Main Underlying Themes of this Book
Reminiscence in Assessment and Treatment
In this section of the book, we look at reminiscence in the context of the delivery of services, particularly mental health services, by statutory agencies. Such services would include the assessment of need by social workers; counselling; and psychological therapies. So, the next three chapters, covering Purposes Fourteen, Fifteen and Sixteen, look at assessment and individual and group treatment.
We first look at the use of reminiscence as an assessment technique; and then at its use with depression. Life review work is now very popular and we describe such work, before going on to look at what we consider its most beneficial use - to help disadvantaged and disabled people come to see themselves in a more ...