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Music Therapy with Adolescents

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Author(s): Jukko Tervo

Journal: Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy
ISSN 1504-1611

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2005;
Original page

ABSTRACT
The therapeutic community described in this paper was situated at the University of Oulu Central Hospital Department of Psychiatry, Finland, during the years 1979-1989. The ward consisted of eight beds, four for boys and four for girls. The basic emphasis in the treatment was laid on psychoanalytic psychotherapy and music and art therapies suitable for the stage of adolescent development. Adolescent community therapy (psychoanalytic psychotherapy, music therapy, art therapy, special school etc.) creates an environment which supports individual growth of the adolescent and youth culture. This, in turn, simultaneously supports psychotherapy.

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