Is There a Role for Music Therapy in the Care of the Severely Mentally Ill?
OBJECTIVE: The role of music therapy in psychiatric care in Australia is briefly traced from the early 1990s to the present. With the shift to community-based care, contemporary music therapy practice for the severely mentally ill is reappraised alongside the principles of the recovery model. CONCLUSIONS: Music therapy is a viable option within the creative arts therapies for enhancing quality of life in people with severe and enduring mental illness.
Music and Health Institute Terms
Mental Illness; Music Listening; Music Medicine; Psychological Outcomes; Recorded Music Listening; Wellness and Well-Being
Australia; Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic; Patient Satisfaction; Psychotherapy, Group; Psychotic Disorders; Schizophrenia; Schizophrenic Psychology
Editorials, Opinions, Position Papers
Psychiatry and Psychology
Grocke, D., Bloch, S., & Castle, D. (2008). Is There a Role for Music Therapy in the Care of the Severely Mentally Ill?. Australasian Psychiatry, 16 (6), 442-5. Retrieved from https://remix.berklee.edu/mhi-music-mental-health/113