Remotivation Therapy Case Study

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Exam 8 question 2
Compare and contrast Remotivation therapy groups and reminiscing groups.
Intro
Many older adults are in need of therapy. What is the difference between therapy groups for older adults and people of other ages? In reality, nothing a therapy group looks at a population specific needs or problems and try’s to resolve them. In addition to psychoeducational groups and task work groups there are also “counseling and psychotherapy group for older adults” (Gladding, pg. 305). We’ll discuss the differences and similarities between remotivation therapy groups and reminiscing groups.
Psychotherapy Groups for Older Adults
Remotivation Therapy This type of therapy may not be suited for all older adults. Remotivation therapy’s focus and intent is to “help older clients become invested in the present and future” (Gladding, pg. 305). Sadly members who participate in this group have really “lost interest in the present” (Gladding, pg. 305). They are only focused on the “past and nothing else” (Gladding, pg. 305). These types of groups historically were started in the “1950’s and help in mental hospitals and nursing homes” (Gladding, pg. 305). Groups consist of
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306). This group may be very long term, continuing to meet “once or twice a week for over a year or short term meeting only 10 weeks” (Gladding, pg. 306). It focuses on peoples “memories and unresolved conflicts” (Gladding, pg. 306). Its goal is to help members, “find a deeper sense of identity and connectedness with the world” (Gladding, pg. 306). Music is a central theme of this type of “therapy and helps relieve depressive symptoms and dementia” (Gladding, pg. 306). Group members may also have a “decision in the content of the sessions they’ll attend” (Gladding, pg. 306). One study concluded that “even people suffering for mdementia and experiencing depression may benefit from this type of therapy” (Blake, pg.

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