Using Reminiscence in Therapy for Seniors (Online)

Course Code:


Start Date:

03 Mar 2021

Course Category:


End Date:

04 Mar 2021

Duration (hours):



Social Service Institute

Application closing date : 27 Jan 2021

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Course Date Day Start Time End Time
03 Mar 2021 Wednesday 09:30 AM 05:30 PM
04 Mar 2021 Thursday 02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 450.00 $ 481.50
Nett Fee (after SSG funding) $ 45.00 $ 48.15

This module is a one-day experiential workshop to introduce participants to practical ways of encouraging reminiscence with seniors using art making, visual and sensory aids, drama games, storytelling and music. Through small group and paired work, participants will be encouraged to explore their own personal reminiscences through the creative arts. They will also be introduced to the basic principles and practice of reminiscence and explore how it can be used with their clients.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
1. Illustrate the use of reminiscence therapy in eldercare
2. Examine the benefits of reminiscence therapy
3. Explain the importance of using reminiscence therapy in eldercare
4. Give examples of activities that can be used in reminiscence therapy
5. Explain three principles that underpin the successful application of reminiscence therapy

Target Participants:

All social work professionals and care workers who work with the elderly. This may include social workers, social work assistants, social work aids, therapy assistants, occupational therapists and activity workers and other social service practitioners who are required to work with seniors in their area of work.
The skills and knowledge for this course, which the learner is assumed to possess, are as follows:
• Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
• Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
• Be able to use numeracy skills equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Numeracy (WPN) Level 6

Trainer Profile:

Caroline Essame is a British trained Art and Occupational Therapist with over 30 years experience in the field of health, therapy and the arts. She has worked in hospital, school and community settings in England, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong, and Singapore with experience in working in mental health, with the elderly, with people with disabilities, those with drug and alcohol problems and children with special needs. She offers clinical and educational services in Singapore and runs training courses and consultancies in Creative Arts Therapy across Asia.

She designed, wrote and got validated the first Masters in Art Therapy in Asia for Lasalle College of the Arts and has presented papers and workshops at many international conferences over the last 24 years. She runs her own company 'CREATE-CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY AND TRAINING PTE LTD and holds a Master of Education with a specialization in creativity and learning.


Please note that this course will be conducted online via Zoom (click to learn more about Zoom). Successful applicants will be able to access and download course materials from LearningCloud upon course confirmation. They will also be given the URL to join the Zoom course session with a unique password via email. Participants will be required to use their Name (as per NRIC) as the Zoom ID to be given access to the Zoom course session and will have to enable video view while the session is in progress.

As part of SSG's requirements, the training session(s) will be recorded for audit purposes. Please ensure that your camera is turned on throughout the session(s). By agreeing to attend this course, your are deemed to have consented for your participation to be recorded.

This course includes assessment components. Assessment will be scheduled on the last day of the course duration and it will be conducted face-to-face at SSI premises. Successful applicants are required to sit for the assessment. As there is an assessment component for this course, grading and processing of results can only take place after course completion.

Learners who pass the assessment(s) will be awarded with an electronic Certificate of Achievement from SSI. You will receive an email notification when your e-Cert is ready for download in your NCSS e-Services account.

Mode of delivery:
Blended learning (facilitated classroom training and online course materials)
Online course materials: Learners will be required to access the online resources prior to the facilitated classroom training session.

Fee Remarks:

SSG funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only. For more information on SSG Training Grants, please visit:
SkillsFuture Singapore Funding.
SkillsFuture Credit.

VCF funding is available for foreigners who are staff of NCSS member Social Service Agencies via Direct Training Application.

Terms and conditions apply. Applicants of above training grants should inform SSI upon submission of your application.


MOKTI Rahayu / / 65895558

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