Music Therapy with Traumatized Refugees in a Clinical Setting

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Orth, J. (2005). Music Therapy with Traumatized Refugees in a Clinical Setting. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, 5(2).


As music therapists now deal more often with traumatized refugees, and the demand for documentation, research, and a methodical description has grown, in this article I would like to make a contribution to the development of a methodology in music therapy with traumatized refugees. Various methods used by music therapists in trauma treatment will be described. An overview of the development of a set of methods at Phoenix, a highly specialized inpatient treatment facility for refugees and asylum seekers, will be presented and I will focus on four approaches I developed in my work with traumatized refugees.

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