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Music Therapy as Postvention for Survivors of Suicide: A Group Case Study

Abstract The bereaved and those who have experienced trauma have received support through music therapy. However, there has been no research on the effectiveness of music therapy as a therapeutic intervention for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one by suicide. While every loss presents its own challenges, those who experience a suicide loss may need extra support to process the traumatic nature of the death. This study aims to explore the current research on grief and trauma to determine what information can be applied to the care of those who have experienced a suicide loss. The present study is a group case study of survivors of suicide who have experienced a loss within the last 3 years. Participants received weekly music therapy s... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Edmonds, Alexis Elaine (Author) / Rio, Robin (Advisor) / Crowe, Barbara (Committee member) / Humphreys, Jere (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / bereavement / grief / music therapy / suicide / survivor of suicide
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 94 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Music Therapy 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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