Journal article

Examining how music therapists describe providing safety for children and adolescents who have had traumatic experiences: A Critical interpretive synthesis

Hsin-I Cindy Lai, Grace Thompson, Katrina McFerran

Australian Counselling Research Journal | Australian Counselling Association | Published : 2020


This paper presents the result of a critical interpretive synthesis (CIS) that examines how safety is created, explained and represented in the current literature of music therapy trauma recovery programs. Creating a sense of safety is fundamental when providing programs for people who have had traumatic experiences. However, minimal music therapy literature has presented detailed descriptions of constructing safety in the program. The investigators examined a total of twenty-two manuscripts with the intention of gathering multiple perspectives on how safety is described. We first identified the meaning of safety and different vocabulary used by the authors to represent safety taking account..

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