Isabella Morton

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Validation therapy, an interactive and group technique for people with dementia, is described. Excerpts from the transcripts of 20 validation therapy groups are presented. These demonstrate the surprising ability of the group members (all moderately demented) to share feelings and problems, follow a theme and utilize facilitating skills in the group(More)
This paper describes validation therapy--a method of communicating with disorientated people through the use of specific interactive techniques. It is compared with reality orientation as this is the most widely used therapy for demented patients. The method of evaluating the effects of validation group therapy is included. The authors suggest that(More)
INTRODUCTION Disruptive behaviour disorders (DBDs) are among the most common forms of child psychopathology and have serious long-term academic, social, and mental health consequences worldwide. Psychosocial treatments are the first line of evidence-based treatments for DBDs, yet their effectiveness often varies according to patient sociodemographic(More)
There has been a great deal of interest in validation therapy (VT), an interactive technique and group therapy for people who are disoriented. This article reviews the strengths and development of VT and acknowledges Naomi Feil's contribution to the care of those with dementia. Techniques for communicating with people who are dysphasic are described, as are(More)
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