1st Edition

Handbook of Remotivation Therapy

By Michael Stotts, L., Jean Dyer Copyright 2005
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    188 Pages
    by Routledge

    Finally—a resource that describes the “how,” “when,” and “with whom” of remotivation therapy!

    In recent years, remotivation therapy has become an integral part of a patient care plan in a wide variety of settings. What started out as group therapy sessions in a psychiatric setting has expanded into a therapeutic modality effective in geriatric long-term and day care settings, social clubs, group homes for people who were formerly institutionalized, substance abuse centers, prisons, and most recently, in facilities that provide programs for patients with Alzheimer’s or Huntington’s disease. This book examines remotivation therapy in diverse settings that include volunteer and independent living programs, an area health education center, and a state mental hospital. You’ll also find the results of studies conducted in more than a dozen settings with widely varied client populations.

    The Handbook of Remotivation Therapy will familiarize you with:

    • the role of the therapist in both basic and advanced remotivation therapy-step-by-step instructions on what (and what not) to do
    • questions and concepts to use in remotivation sessions, dealing with choices, realistic scenarios, reminiscing, and stimulation
    • funding options for remotivation therapy programs
    • the positive public relations impact for institutions that utilize remotivation therapy programs
    • designing and assembling a collaborative team to provide remotivation therapy
    • the fifty-year history of remotivation therapy—from its birth as the brainchild of Dorothy Hoskins Smith, to its initial clinical use at Philadelphia State Hospital, to the pioneering work of Walter F. Pullinger, Jr., and the roles of the Smith, Kline, and French Foundation and the National Remotivation Therapy Organization (NRTO)
    In the Handbook of Remotivation Therapy, you’ll find chapters that thoughtfully explore the specifics of this type of group work:
    • in rehabilitative settings, correctional institutions, nursing care facilities, mental health hospitals, and in long-term care settings
    • in substance abuse prevention, treatment, and relapse prevention
    • in conjunction with recreation therapy
    • with deinstitutionalized clients
    • with persons who have Huntington’s disease
    • with persons who have Alzheimer’s disease
    Remotivation therapy deals with the strengths, rather than weaknesses, of the client, and can be performed by any trained health professional, social worker, relative, or technician. It saves time and money for mental health professionals with heavy caseloads by preparing noncommunicative clients for more advanced types of therapy. The Handbook of Remotivation Therapy can help you add this results-based and extraordinarily cost-effective group treatment modality to your therapeutic arsenal.

    • About the Editors
    • Contributors
    • Foreword (Donald W. Hammersly, MD)
    • Chapter 1. A Psychiatrist’s View of Remotivation (Robert S. Garber)
    • Chapter 2. Remotivation: The First Fifty Years (Jason J. Meixsell)
    • Dorothy Hoskins Smith
    • Philadelphia State Hospital
    • Walter F. Pullinger Jr.
    • Training in Remotivation
    • National Organization
    • Decline of Remotivation
    • Remotivation Today
    • Chapter 3. What Is Remotivation Therapy? (Barbara Herlihy-Chevalier)
    • Chapter 4. Advanced Remotivation Therapy (James Siberski)
    • Overview
    • Models for Advanced Remotivation Therapy
    • The Advanced Remotivation Therapist
    • Summary
    • Appendix. Steps in the Remotivation Process
    • Chapter 5. All the Possibilities (Michael L. Stotts)
    • Support Principles for Remotivation Therapy Implementation
    • Three Samples of Remotivation Therapy Models
    • Challenges for Remotivators
    • Summary
    • Chapter 6. Evidence-Based Remotivation: An Application of Self-Determination Theory in Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Developmental Disabilities (John R. Bierma)
    • Historical Context
    • Intended Outcomes of Remotivation
    • Scientific Research Outcomes
    • Research on Motivation, Self-Determination Theory, and Remotivation Methods
    • Chapter 7. Remotivation in Deinstitutionalization (Barbara Herlihy-Chevalier)
    • Introduction
    • A Deinstitutionalization Model
    • Summary
    • Epilogue
    • Chapter 8. Remotivation Therapy and Rehabilitation (Jason J. Meixsell)
    • Basic and Advanced Remotivation in Physical Rehabilitation
    • Basic and Advanced Remotivation in Psychosocial Rehabilitation
    • Conclusion
    • Chapter 9. Conducting Remotivation in a Correctional Setting (James Siberski)
    • Goals for Activity Therapy
    • Remotivation Therapy
    • Discussion of the Remotivation Therapy Approach: The Five Remotivation Steps
    • Recommendations and Conclusion
    • Chapter 10. Use of Remotivation Therapy with Persons Who Have Huntington’s Disease (Florinda R. Sullivan)
    • Overview of the Disease
    • Remotivation: A Program Model for HD
    • Epilogue
    • Resources
    • Chapter 11. Remotivation Therapy in Nursing Care Facilities (Nancy Vandevender)
    • Chapter 12. Elements of Style and Techniques in a Mental Health Hospital (Frances Kay Vickery and John J. Allison)
    • The Group Formation Process
    • The Sessions
    • Case Studies of Our Group Members
    • Results of Our Men’s Group
    • Chapter 13. Remotivation and Alzheimer’s Disease (James Siberski)
    • Introduction
    • Benefits for Alzheimer’s Patients
    • The Process
    • Summary
    • Chapter 14. Beneficial Blending of Remotivation Therapy and Recreation/Activity Therapy (Nancy Farmer)
    • Introduction
    • Uses of Remotivation Therapy
    • Remotivation and Moving Experience
    • Activities Blended with Remotivation Therapy
    • Chapter 15. Variables to Consider When Establishing a Remotivation Group with the Domiciliary Care Population (Cheryl Davis)
    • The Classic Remotivation Group
    • The Double Trouble (Dual Diagnosis) Group
    • The Staff Development Group
    • Epilogue
    • Chapter 16. The Role of Remotivation Therapy in Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Relapse Prevention (John R. Bierma)
    • Pretreatment Variables
    • Remotivation Therapy
    • Chapter 17. Collaborative Team Models and Remotivation Therapy (Jean A. Dyer)
    • Introduction
    • Definitions
    • National Remotivation Therapy Organization Survey Results
    • Discussion
    • Index
    • Reference Notes Included


    L., Michael Stotts