Transformational Reminiscence: Life Story Work
Springer Publishing Company, Apr 23, 2007 - Psychology - 248 pages
"John A. Kunz and Florence Gray Soltys have made a major contribution to the field by providing a framework for individuals and groups engaged in this enriching and important work. -- Robert N. Butler, MD
Using the life story matrix as a framework, the book covers the complexities of reminiscence and life review, techniques and advice for telling personal stories, and differentiating between therapeutic and destructive stories. It teaches the reader to use the full spectrum of life story approaches, ameliorate social and psychological problems, and intervene if they occur. Practical applications, anecdotes, exercises clarify the experiential side of the content. This book is for anyone using a life story approach with older adults or teaching others in doing so."