The Sound of Lost Homes – Introducing the COVER Model – Theoretical Framework and Practical Insight into Music Therapy With Refugees and Asylum Seekers
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Keywords

refugees
asylum seekers
early therapeutic intervention
COVER model
natural living environment
trauma-informed approach

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Mallon, T., & Hoog Antink, M. (2021). The Sound of Lost Homes – Introducing the COVER Model – Theoretical Framework and Practical Insight into Music Therapy With Refugees and Asylum Seekers. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, 21(2). https://doi.org/10.15845/voices.v21i2.3124

Abstract

Due to the difficult situation of refugees, working with this group is challenging. Yet, music therapy is a suitable method for early therapeutic intervention. The authors introduce the context-sensitive classification model for music therapeutic interventions with refugees—COVER model— which is based on practical music therapeutic experiences using a trauma-informed approach with refugees in Germany. The COVER model can serve as a guideline for music therapists who work with refugees in insecure circumstances. The COVER model applies music therapeutic interventions to the natural living environment of refugees and allows for early interventions which may be a crucial benefit to the psychological health of refugees and music therapists working in this area.

https://doi.org/10.15845/voices.v21i2.3124
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