Domestic violence: Assessments and treatments employed by music therapists

Abstract

This study surveyed all music therapists identified as working with clients involved in domestic violence to determine as sessment and treatment echniques employed with battering men, battered women, and the children of battered women. Nonmusic behaviors music therapists most commonly as sessed and the music activities or conditions they employed to assess or treat such behavior were reported for the func tional psychiatric assessment areas of behavior, affect, sen sory, imagery, cognitive, interpersonal, drugs, physical well being, and speech. Music behaviors music therapists most commonly assessed, with the conditions they employed to assess such behavior, were reported for eight categories of music behavior derived from the music therapy literature, developmental checklists of music behavior, and music cur ricula for exceptional children. During the last decade, the phenomenon of domestic violence has become a growing social problem resulting in increased awareness, concern, and research. Domestic violence no longer is viewed as an isolated family problem to be dealt with pri

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