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Reminiscence, Life Review, and Wisdom: The Significance of the Lived Experience

Event number: 17506
3 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Dr Leander Mitchell MAPS, MCCN, MCCLP

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.


Learning outcomes

  • 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

Online registration

South Brisbane

Rydges South Bank
9 Glenelg St,
South Bank
South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 8/7/2017
End date: 8/7/2017
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm


Early bird pricing valid until 29 April 2017:
APS CEDP member $250
APS member: $275
APS student: $200
Non member: $350

Standard pricing from 30 April 2017:
APS CEDP member $275
APS member: $325
APS student: $210
Non member: $450


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