Paradox for Life Review

Paradox for Life Review : A Guide for Protecting Older Adults' Self Esteem

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Paradox for Life Review explains how three different bases for self-esteem affect the accuracy of self-esteem as the lens through which older adults view their reminiscences. James J. Magee describes how life review groups have used paradoxes drawn from poetry, drama, word play, intergenerational family dynamics, Eastern and Western mystical traditions, and personal life experiences to enable members to discover new ways to accept their histories with compassion and wisdom.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 120 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0765708671
  • 9780765708670

About James J. Magee

Dr. James J. Magee is professor emeritus of counseling and gerontology at The College of New Rochelle where he has taught for 30 years. He is the author of A Professional's Guide to Older Adults' Life Review: Releasing the Peace Within and 40 articles and chapters on gerontological topics.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: Reminiscences and Life Review Chapter 2: The Epigenetic Self Chapter 3: The Family Scripted Self Chapter 4: The Metaphysical Self Chapter 5: Self-Esteem as Lens for Life Review Chapter 6: Shame as Lens for Life Review Chapter 7: Paradoxes Protecting Self-Esteem Chapter 8: Poetic Paradox Chapter 9: Word Play as Paradox Chapter 10: Intergenerational Paradox Chapter 11: The Paradox of Metaphysical Self References Index About the Author
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