Naomi Feil is Executive Director, Validation Training Institute. Naomi grew up in the Montefiore Home for the Aged in Cleveland (USA) where her parents worked. With a Masters in Social Work, Columbia University, Naomi has worked with older people since 1963 through to 1980 at Montefiore Homes and as Adjunct Instructor at the School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University. During this period she developed the now world renowned Validation method in response to her dissatisfaction with traditional methods of support of severely disoriented people. Naomi practises Validation and delivers workshops on Validation throughout Europe, Australia and North America. She authored two books on Validation and numerous articles.
Extracted from Maggie's Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer with Professor Ralph Martins, published by Simon & Schuster Australia, RRP AU$39.99 or NZ$45.00.
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