Integrative and instrumental reminiscence therapies for depression in older adults: Intervention strategies and treatment effectiveness

  title={Integrative and instrumental reminiscence therapies for depression in older adults: Intervention strategies and treatment effectiveness},
  author={L. Watt and P. Cappeliez},
  journal={Aging & Mental Health},
  pages={166 - 177}
  • L. Watt, P. Cappeliez
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • Aging & Mental Health
  • Reminiscence has been identified as an important contributor to adaptation in later life by gerontologists, developmental theorists and clinical practitioners. Despite its wide acceptance as an intervention, there remains some doubt about its therapeutic efficiency. In order to assess the value of reminiscence for the treatment of depression in older adults, cognitive theories of depression were integrated with reminiscence theory to develop two standardized integrative and instrumental… CONTINUE READING
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