Studying group music therapy with adult offenders: Research in progress. Special Issue: Music therapy
Journal/Book: Psychology of Music. 1987; 16: 25-41.
Abstract: Describes a music group therapy technique that has been used successfully with severely mentally ill prisoners. The technique is based on personal agenda setting; guided listening to preferred music selections, corresponding to the personal agenda; and supportive verbal processing. Professional and personal concerns for the music therapist working in the prison setting are addressed, and the need for psychiatric services in the penal system is emphasized.
Note: group music therapy technique; severely mentally ill prisoners
Keyword(s): Music therapy; group psychotherapy; mentally ill offenders; prisons