Coping with change: The supportive role of the music therapist

Coping with change: The supportive role of the music therapist

In plain language

This paper was presented as a Keynote Address at the 2005 World congress of Music Therapy, Brisbane, Australia


Abstract

Music therapy provides support for clients and families as they deal with difficult life changes, whether these changes result from of illness, disability, or social change. The interventions facilitate both the resolution of painful emotional aspects of change, and the adaptation to the new circumstances. Clients and families are thus better able to cope with the present, and then to move into the future with greater confidence.

 

Keywords: change, resolution, adaptation, clients, families


Citation

Bright, R. (2006). Coping with change: The supportive role of the music therapist. Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 17, 64-72.


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Date published: July 2006