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Music Therapy and Parent–Infant Bonding$
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Jane Edwards

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199580514

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580514.001.0001

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Music therapy to support mothers who have experienced abuse in childhood

Music therapy to support mothers who have experienced abuse in childhood

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(p.141) Chapter 10 Music therapy to support mothers who have experienced abuse in childhood
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Music Therapy and Parent–Infant Bonding
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Toni Day

Helen Bruderer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580514.003.0011

This chapter describes a music therapy programme for support women who have experienced childhood abuse. The project, which provided twelve weekly sessions for twenty women in three different groups, found that the process of writing songs and then recording and performing these songs contributed to a sense of pride and achievement for participants. For some of the women this process was experienced as providing closure on their childhood experiences. This programme was facilitated by a social worker and music therapist. It was designed to enable the women participants to explore and resolve their experiences so that they were able to parent more effectively and safely. The women participants had experienced childhood physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and were identified as ‘at risk’ of continuing the cycle of abuse with their own children. By addressing the needs of these parents regarding their abusive childhood experiences, their ongoing attachments with their own children was able to be strengthened.

Keywords:   child abuse, abused children, parenting, music therapy, attachment

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