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Mechanisms of Change in Self-concept and Wellbeing following a Songwriting Intervention for People in Early Phase of Neuro-Rehabilitation

Y Lee, F Baker, J Tamplin

Music Therapy Today | World Congress of Music Therapy | Published : 2017

Abstract

Self-concept represents a collection of subjective beliefs and schemas that encompass the past, present, and future selves and covers multidimensional domains, involving cognitive competence, academic performance, social acceptance and physical appearance [1]. Maladaptive views of identity post-injury have been associated with unhealthy coping and subsequent risk of developing psychopathology including depression and anxiety [2]. Therapeutic songwriting is one approach that has been used to promote adjustment to some of the common losses following acquired neurological injuries [3].