Music can help heal traumatic brain injury

Past and present service members and dependents suffering from traumatic brain injury can now take part in a Creative Forces music therapy program, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the DoD, designed to help them recover and rehabilitate at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. 

According to the American Music Therapy Association website, music therapy is the clinical use of music to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. 

The music therapy program is open to members who receive a referral from the 673d Medical Group TBI clinic at the JBER hospital. 

Creative Forces music therapy began in April 2017 as a resource to support and provide training to community art providers, and invest in... (READ MORE)

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