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 TBI, PTSD, 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 therapeutic singing, instrumental improvisation, and music-assisted relaxation and supportive research will be presented. These interactive music therapy techniques will be demonstrated with audience participation, followed by a case presentation of how this technique impacted neurologic patient care in the TBI clinical setting.
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