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Music therapy in mental health for illness management and recovery$
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Michael J. Silverman

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198735366

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735366.001.0001

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Future treatments for psychiatric consumers

Future treatments for psychiatric consumers

Advances, models, and the potential relevance of psychiatric music therapy

(p.287) Chapter 14 Future treatments for psychiatric consumers
Music therapy in mental health for illness management and recovery

Michael J. Silverman

Oxford University Press

Although not without controversy, therapy manuals are flexible ways to standardize and control a therapeutic intervention. Researchers are developing innovative techniques to tailor unique pharmacological interventions to people’s genetic information. Innovative models of music therapy, including community, resource, wellness, and neurological models, are evolving and shaping new directions for contemporary treatment. Psychiatric music therapists may be at heighted risk for burnout and should proactively manage stressors to maintain their holistic health. In order to thrive as a profession in the future, it is vital that music therapists support their professional organizations.

Keywords:   music therapy, manuals, burnout, self-care, professional organization, genes, holistic health, mental illness

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