Case Examples of Music Therapy for Substance Use Disorders

  • Case Examples of Music Therapy for Substance Use Disorders
  • Author: Bruscia, Kenneth E.
  • E-ISBN: 9781937440176

Case examples provide very unique and valuable insights into how different forms of therapy are practiced, as well as how clients respond to those therapies. This e-book contains 5 previously published case studies on how music therapy has been used to help individuals with substance use disorders. Each case details the process by which therapist and client engage in music experiences that enable the client to explore and better utilize the personal resources needed to address his or her own therapeutic needs. The aim of the book is to provide practical information to students and professionals in music therapy and related fields and to inform all those affected by substance abuse about the potential benefits of music therapy.



Table of Contents


Music Therapy and Addiction: Addressing Essential Components in the Recovery Process

Jim Borling


Moving Out Of Your Comfort Zone: Group Music Therapy With Adolescents Who Have Misused Drugs

Katrina McFerran


Chaos, Crisis, Development, Cosmos

Mark Nielsen

Torben Moe


Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) With a Dually Diagnosed Woman Having Multiple Addictions

Eugenia Pickett


Making My Body A Safe Place to Stay: A Psychotherapeutically Oriented Approach to Vibroacoustic Therapy in Drug Rehabilitation

Marko Punkanen

Esa Ala-Ruona