Music therapy in schizophrenia / by Tonya Castle Purvis
Purvis, Tonya Castle
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With the increasingly important role of psychosocial interventions in the treatment of schizophrenia, many such interventions have been adequately researched and standardized so that they meet the criteria for evidence-based practice. Music therapy is one such modality. However, there remains no resource to guide music therapists in the implementation of appropriate evidence-based techniques. This thesis develops such a resource, which matches psychosocial goals with appropriate music therapy interventions across domains of functioning. The resource has the potential to provide immediate and long-term support to clinicians. It may also serve as a template to guide music therapy research, by identifying applications which have yet to be empirically studied.