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Critical Advances in Reminiscence Work : From Theory to Application - Jeffrey Dean Webster

Critical Advances in Reminiscence Work

From Theory to Application

By: Jeffrey Dean Webster (Editor), Barbara K. Haight (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 5th September 2000
ISBN: 9780826169921
Number Of Pages: 370

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"This book is a mind opener to many important issues of human behavior."
-- from the Foreword by James E. Birren

Reminiscence work continues to develop in exciting and productive ways. In this volume, Webster and Haight along with multidisciplinary contributors point out ways of improving the quality of life through the processes of reminiscence. They present examples of cutting-edge treatments in reminiscence work.

Organized into sections, the book sets the stage with a valuable review of the literature and then focuses on conceptual issues, developmental/sociocultural contexts, special populations, and clinical applications. Topics addressed include: reminiscence and development in late life, personal identity/social discontinuity, spiritual reminiscence, story-telling, integrating reminiscence and life review techniques with therapy, and reminiscence groups for people with dementia, among them.

"Critical Advances in Reminiscence Work" will help shape the direction of the field in the future and should be read by every practitioner, researcher, and senior undergraduate/graduate student interested in biographical approaches.

Contributorsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
A Continued Review of Reminiscencep. 3
Conceptual Issues
Reminiscence and Oral History: Comparisons Across Parallel Universesp. 33
To Review or Not To Review? The Role of Personality and Life Events in Life Review and Adaptation to Older Agep. 44
Exploring the Functions of Autobiographical Memory: Why Do I Remember the Autumn?p. 61
New Meanings for Old Tales: A Discourse-Based Study of Reminiscence and Development in Late Lifep. 76
Reframing Reminiscence as a Cognitive-Linguistic Phenomenonp. 95
Developmental and Sociocultural Issues
Reminiscing and Relating: The Development of Parent-Child Talk About the Pastp. 109
Souvenirs and Other Personal Objects: Reminding of Past Events and Significant Others in the Transition to Universityp. 123
Reminiscence Functions in Adulthood: Age, Race, and Family Dynamics Correlatesp. 140
Reminiscence, Personal Meaning, Themes, and the "Object Relations" of Older Peoplep. 153
Personal Identity and Social Discontinuity: On Memories of the "War Generation" in Former West Germanyp. 165
Special Populations
Themes of Continuity and Change in the Spiritual Reminiscence of Elder Catholic Women Religiousp. 183
Female Survivors of Abuse and Violence: The Influence of Storytelling Reminiscence on Perceptions of Self-Efficacy, Ego Strength, and Self-Esteemp. 197
Trauma, Reconciliation, and Generativity: The Stories Told by European War Veteransp. 218
Reminiscence as Reading Our Lives: Toward a Wisdom Environmentp. 233
Clinical Applications
Transformation in Life Stories: The Canadian War Veterans Life Review Projectp. 257
Integrating Reminiscence and Life Review Techniques With Brief, Cognitive Behavioral Therapyp. 275
Evaluative Research on Reminiscence Groups for People With Dementiap. 289
Cognitive-Reminiscence Therapy for Depressed Older Adults in Day Hospital and Long-Term Carep. 300
The End of the Storyp. 314
Referencesp. 321
Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9780826169921
ISBN-10: 0826169929
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 5th September 2000
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.9  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.64