The Experience of Music Therapy in the Interdisciplinary Treatment of TBI

Event Time: Saturday May 4, 2019 1:45 pm to 2:30 pm
ELA Type: HeadTalks
Topic(s): General Neurology
Director(s): Renee Pazdan MD, FAAN, Rebecca Vaudreuil EdM, MT-BC
Description: Music therapy is a creative arts therapy that is being used in the treatment of traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other associated psychological issues in medical military facilities across the country. At these sites, music therapy serves as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team to support the cognitive, biological/physical, emotional, social, and spiritual domains of function for service members. This talk will provide an overview of clinical music therapy practice with an emphasis on TBI treatment. A board-certified music therapist will demonstrate common evidence-based music therapy interventions, such as music-assisted relaxation, rhythm exercises, and songwriting experientials.  Supportive research will be presented. These interactive music therapy techniques will be demonstrated with audience participation accompanied by case presentations of how the techniques impacted neurologic patient care in the TBI clinical setting.
Completion Message: Participants will have a broader awareness of how music thearpy and other creative arts disciplines are used in the interdisciplinary treatment of traumatic brain injury with military populations. 
CME Credits: 0
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