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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 ...

Purposes Nineteen Reminiscence to Improve Staff and Twenty Understanding of the Individual and Reminiscence as the Working Philosophy of the Unit
Purposes nineteen and twenty: Reminiscence to improve staff understanding of the individual and reminiscence as the working philosophy of the unit

This chapter discusses two purposes. Considering the first - aiding staff understanding of the individual - it is undoubtedly one of the strengths of the reminiscence approach that it focuses on the individuality of each client, and it does this simply by pointing out that a person's lived experiences are important in making them what they are; and since each person's life history is unique, it highlights this. However, focusing on the individual client has been a theme throughout this book and to give it ...

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