This workshop will begin with an overview of the evidence-base behind reminiscence and life review therapy. It will then move on to exploring the use of these techniques in working with older adults in particular, assisting the client in drawing on past, lived experience in order to utilise their own wisdom in coping with current life stressors.
Attendees will be given the opportunity to participate in a number of activities to both strengthen the learning experience and to also be able to apply relevant strategies to their own lives.
- Knowledge regarding reminiscence therapy and life review
- Awareness of the evidence-base behind reminiscence and life review
- Understanding the potential relevance of wisdom within the therapeutic environment
- Awareness of in which clinical contexts reminiscence therapy and life review might be relevant
- Developing skills in using strategies associated with reminiscence therapy and life review
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About the presenter(s)
Dr Leander Mitchell, MAPs, MCCN, MCCLP is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist whose clinical practice and research focuses on older adults. She has also recently completed a PhD on the topic of wisdom in older adults. Her primary role at present is as Clinic Manger of the University of Queensland Psychology Clinic, a role that sees her running the Clinic and training the next generation of psychologists. Her work also includes teaching and supervising postgraduate students across several universities within Queensland. She presents on a range of topics within the community, including dementia, memory issues and stroke, wisdom, and a range of other health and wellbeing related topics in older adults.
9.30 arrival for a 10am start