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Reminiscence therapy | Seminar Series on Ageing

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Date: Friday 2 June 2017
Venue: TD144 Hawthorn Campus

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This talk will explore reminiscence therapy, a form of treatment which aims to enhance the wellbeing of older adults through reviewing past experiences, challenges and successes.


Sunil Bhar is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Swinburne University of Technology and Chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences. Sunil co-founded the Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults and runs an active research lab focusing on the emotional wellbeing of older adults and the mechanisms of reminiscence and cognitive-behavioural therapies. He is a diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapies, having spent four years working with Aaron Beck, MD investigating the efficacy of cognitive therapy for older adults. Sunil has maintained a clinical practice for the last 20 years.

About the Seminar Series

Swinburne’s Seminar Series on Ageing has been running for more than five years and is the only one of its kind in Australia. The series attracts presenters who are experts in geropsychology and covers issues relating to late life conditions and treatments.

The seminars are suitable for clinicians and trainee clinicians but can be understood by a broader range of people including consumers, families and carers. The Seminar Series is free and open to the public.

About the Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults

The Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults is a confidential counselling and support service for older adults living in residential and community settings. This service is run by psychology, counselling and social work students through Swinburne University of Technology.

The clinic also provides aged care professionals with mental health training and conducts research on the psychology of ageing.