The Effectiveness of Music Interventions in Psychotherapy with Adolescent Clients

This study addresses the effectiveness of music therapy techniques on psychotherapy with adolescent clients. While numerous outcome-based studies support the effectiveness of music therapy as an effective treatment modality for a number of diagnoses in a variety of treatment settings, little research is specific to work with adolescent populations. This study focuses on the importance of music in an adolescent’s life, as well as developmental characteristics of this age group. These findings suggest the potential effectiveness of specific music therapy techniques in psychotherapy with adolescent clients, particularly lyric analysis techniques. Suggestions for further research are noted.
Keywords: Music therapy interventions, adolescence, lyric analysis

Hope Lauren Esala
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