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Journal of Adult Development

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 193–196 | Cite as

Choices in Life: A Clinical Tool for Facilitating Midlife Review

  • Shari Lewchanin
  • Louise A. Zubrod
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Abstract

A critical developmental task of midlife involves reviewing one's past as well as preparing for one's future. The ability to identify past choices, task responsibility for them, and utilize developing patterns in future decision making is seen as a critical component of continued adult development. The Choicemap offers a structured clinical tool to guide such a midlife review. Engaging in this process assists adults in developing choicemaking skills, and provides a powerful clinical intervention.

midlife development midlife review adult development life-review choicemap life choices 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shari Lewchanin
    • 1
  • Louise A. Zubrod
    • 2
  1. 1.Kennebunk
  2. 2.Saco and Portland

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