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Music therapy: A community approach to social justice


Music therapy: A community approach to social justice

Vaillancourt, Guylaine (2012) Music therapy: A community approach to social justice. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 39 (3). pp. 173-178. ISSN 01974556

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2011.12.011


This theoretical paper demonstrates how music therapy—and more specifically, community music therapy (CoMT)—can contribute to social justice. CoMT is a creative approach that the liberates expression, potentially empowering people of all ages, races, and statuses to build a better society. It also reveals how the leadership literature presents the concept of service in addressing social justice and how the fields of psychology and sociology of music shed some light on the use of music for social justice. Finally, future implications for training music therapists for social justice are explored.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Article
Authors:Vaillancourt, Guylaine
Journal or Publication:The Arts in Psychotherapy
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1016/j.aip.2011.12.011
ID Code:975028
Deposited On:18 Dec 2012 19:43
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:39
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