Author: Hannah Bronson, MT-BC; Rebecca Vaudreuil, EDM, MT-BC; Joke Bradt, PHD, MT-BC
Publication Year: 2018
Media Type: Periodical (article)
This paper outlines current program models at two facilities, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Intrepid Spirit Center at Fort Belvoir.
In recent years, there has been increased demand for music therapy services within military treatment facilities to treat combat-related injuries. This demand is partly due to increased research output related to music interventions in neuro-rehabilitation as well as an increased prevalence of signature injuries including traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder for which interdisciplinary patient-centered care is recommended. The complexity of traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress, and military service itself presents challenges for music therapists when creating patient-centered program models. As military healthcare increases access to new treatments as a standard of care, it is important for music therapists to provide descriptions of effective treatment models in military settings. Outlining established music therapy models of care is essential to the successful addition of music therapy in the treatment of service members’ complex injuries. This paper outlines current program models at two facilities, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Intrepid Spirit Center at Fort Belvoir.
Arts & Intersections: Military
Categories: Arts and Military
ADDITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Series Title: Music Therapy Perspectives
Name: Oxford University Press
Website URL: http://www.oup.com