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MA - Master of Arts
The implementation of music therapy within short-term psychiatric treatment programs for children and adolescents is in its beginning stages. In an attempt to develop a method which informed the profession and remained authentic to this writer’s approach as a clinician and emerging researcher, a two-part intervention protocol was developed within a resilience fostering framework, and through a culturally sensitive and trauma informed lens. Fostering resilience was defined in terms of increasing distress tolerance, increasing insight, and the use of coping skills. The implementation of the group on-site protocol intervention showed promising results specifically in promoting music as a coping skill and promoting communication between the therapist and the participants about culture and identity in relationship to music. The self-exploration protocol expanded the inquiry, provided direct experience and insight about the benefits of the intervention, and informed discussion regarding areas for improvement.
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Kruh, Nataly, "Resilience Fostering Music Therapy: Developing a Music Based Method for Children and Adolescents Experiencing Short-Term Psychiatric Hospitalization" (2020). Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses. 299.
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