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Music Therapy with Military and Veteran Populations

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781787754805

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Combining essential information, professional insights, and lived experiences, this book offers a unique overview of the use of music therapy with active-duty service members, veterans, and other military-connected populations in the United States. Contributors include music therapists specializing with the military, as well as military personnel, veterans, and their families, providing an in-depth review of the impact that music therapy can have within this community.

Detailing the historical evolution of the approach within a military context, the book explores the integration of music therapy into traditional treatment programs for service members and veterans particularly those with TBI and PTSD. Chapters cover the use of music therapy in both individual and group settings, and the opportunities to facilitate therapy via virtual platforms. Throughout, it emphasises the importance of music in military culture, highlighting the benefits of this approach with military communities. Personal accounts from military families are also included, as well as discussion on continued clinical and research innovation within the field.

The first book to address this growing practice, it will inspire, inform and empower therapists and professionals working with and supporting military populations.

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I've seen first-hand how military music creates a sense of belonging , encouragement, and comfort among those who serve. This well-written and carefully-researched book suggests it can do more and charts a compelling way forward for music therapy in the recovery of service members, veterans, and their families.
Retired General Martin E. Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Rebecca Vaudreuil is a force of nature and, with this seminal book, has assembled a collection of essays that, taken together, paint a picture of the living, breathing, evolving phenomenon of music therapy in the military, from pioneering practitioners to national partnerships!
Arthur Bloom, Founder & Director, MusiCorps