Music Therapy in a Parent-Child Reunification Program


family music therapy
family separation

How to Cite

Guerriero, A., & Blank, C. (2018). Music Therapy in a Parent-Child Reunification Program. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, 18(4).


Families separated due to abuse and neglect may experience compounded stress, and neglect in childhood may have negative effects on children’s resilience and development (Jacobsen, 2017; Pasiali, 2012).  Music therapy can address the needs of these families seeking reunification, however the process for implementing treatment requires the collaboration of social service agencies, funders, and service providers.  This article describes two different implementations of a music therapy group within a reunification program, the clinical and contextual challenges to implementation, and the benefits to the families. (Übersetzung: Josephine Geipel )

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