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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Songs Within Walls: The Therapeutic Benefits of Songwriting With Incarcerated Female Survivors of Trauma
by Martin, Jennifer, Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2011, 78; 3578287
Abstract (Summary)

This project highlights the need for a new treatment modality targeted towards incarcerated women with histories of trauma. A comprehensive literature details three main themes: the etiology and symptomatology of trauma in incarcerated women, the utility of group process, and the benefits of implementing a creative intervention such as songwriting therapy with this population. These various aspects of research are then integrated to outline a trauma-focused songwriting therapy program that accounts for the particular needs of this population.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fogel, Ken
Commitee: Yapondjian-Alvarado, Maria
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Department: Clinical Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 75/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, Womens studies, Clinical psychology, Criminology
Keywords: Group therapy, Incarceration, Music therapy, Songwriting, Trauma survivors, Women inmates
Publication Number: 3578287
ISBN: 978-1-303-64229-6
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