Journal article

The Resilience Songwriting Program for Adolescent Bereavement: A Mixed Methods Exploratory Study

Katherine Myers-Coffman, Felicity A Baker, Brian P Daly, Robert Palisano, Joke Bradt

JOURNAL OF MUSIC THERAPY | Oxford University Press | Published : 2019


Music therapy research with youth who are grieving often reports on a combination of interventions, such as lyric analysis, improvisation, and/or songwriting. Unfortunately, the lack of theoretical transparency in how and why these interventions affect targeted outcomes limits interpretation and application of this important research. In this exploratory study, the authors evaluated the impact of an 8-session, theory-driven group songwriting program on protective factors in adolescent bereavement, and also sought to better understand adolescents' experiences of the program. Using a single-group, pretest-posttest convergent mixed methods design, participants were enrolled from three study sit..

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