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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147881
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pre-Therapy and Dementia : an action reserach project
Abstract:
Pre-Therapy and Dementia : an action reserach project
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Dodds, Penny, RMN, BSc, MSc, PGcertEd, CRM
P.I. Institution Name:University of Brighton
Title:Lecturer Practitioner
[Special invitation presentation] This research is about three things; communication with people with dementia, staff, and an approach called Pre-Therapy.The research question was 'what happens when staff learn and use Pre-Therapy Contact Reflections with people with dementia' .Pre-Therapy originates from Garry Prouty in Chicago. Pre-Therapy is about making emotional contact and engaging in relationships with people who are unable to engage in the usual way, are difficult to reach, or traditionally seen as beyond therapy. This may be, for example, as a result of psychosis, dissociation, or due to a learning disability. Within the theory and practice of Pre-Therapy are the techniques used to establish emotional contact - known as Contact Reflections. Contact Reflections are simply that - reflections of the words, facial expressions, bodily movements and situation or environment. The worker reflects back the embodied experience of the client in order for the worker and the client to develop contact. This study is unique as it brings together Pre-Therapy and dementia care, exploring the relevance of Prouty?s Pre-Therapy for people who are in the latter stages of dementia, where communication is particularly challenging for workers. The study used an Action Research Methodology to explore a number of things: the development of skills of staff in using contact reflections, the responses of people with dementia and the experiences of staff. The methods included video recordings and of staff interacting with people with dementia and video interviews of staff as they went through an Action Learning process. In addition, it looks at the process of introducing this innovation. This lead to theoretical ideas in three areas: The application of Pre-Therapy to dementiaIssues arising in the learning and developing skills in using contact reflections Theoretical ideas about why the contact reflections seem simple on paper but difficult in practice.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePre-Therapy and Dementia : an action reserach projecten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147881-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Pre-Therapy and Dementia : an action reserach project</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dodds, Penny, RMN, BSc, MSc, PGcertEd, CRM</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Brighton</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer Practitioner</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">P.Dodds@bton.ac.uk</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Special invitation presentation] This research is about three things; communication with people with dementia, staff, and an approach called Pre-Therapy.The research question was 'what happens when staff learn and use Pre-Therapy Contact Reflections with people with dementia' .Pre-Therapy originates from Garry Prouty in Chicago. Pre-Therapy is about making emotional contact and engaging in relationships with people who are unable to engage in the usual way, are difficult to reach, or traditionally seen as beyond therapy. This may be, for example, as a result of psychosis, dissociation, or due to a learning disability. Within the theory and practice of Pre-Therapy are the techniques used to establish emotional contact - known as Contact Reflections. Contact Reflections are simply that -&nbsp;reflections of the words, facial expressions, bodily movements and situation or environment. The worker reflects back the embodied experience of the client in order for the worker and the client to develop contact. This study is unique as it brings together Pre-Therapy and dementia care, exploring the relevance of Prouty?s Pre-Therapy for people who are in the latter stages of dementia, where communication is particularly challenging for workers. The study used an Action Research Methodology to explore a number of things: the development of skills of staff in using contact reflections, the responses of people with dementia and the experiences of staff. The methods included video recordings and of staff interacting with people with dementia and video interviews of staff as they went through an Action Learning process. In addition, it looks at the process of introducing this innovation. This lead to theoretical ideas in three areas: The application of Pre-Therapy to dementiaIssues arising in the learning and developing skills in using contact reflections Theoretical ideas about why the contact reflections seem simple on paper but difficult in practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:37:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:37:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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