life review therapy

life review therapy

A type of insight-oriented therapy that focuses on conflict resolution. It is usually conducted with people near the end of their lives and is designed to allow them to come to terms with conflict with others, gain meaning from their lives, and die peacefully.
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The assignment was based on Butler's (1963) pioneering work in life review therapy, Erickson's (1963) psychosocial theory of human development over the lifespan, and Haight and Haight's (2007) structured review process.
This "life review" as coined by Butler (1963), is the central tenet of the common therapeutic intervention of life review therapy.