This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of music therapy techniques as an intervention for teacher burnout. Of the 51 elementary school teachers who participated in the study, 25 were from a school undergoing comprehensive reform, and 26 were from a school employing traditional grade-level classrooms and teaching strategies. Each participant completed pretest and posttest instruments. In addition, there were two treatment groups, either cognitive behavioral/music therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy. Results of the study indicated that teachers who participated in school-based counseling groups, using music therapy techniques in conjunction with cognitive behavioral interventions, reported lower levels of burnout symptoms than teachers in school-based counseling groups using cognitive behavioral interventions only. Implications for mental health counseling are discussed.
Using Music Therapy Techniques to Treat Teacher Burnout
James R. Cheek, Loretta J. Bradley, Gerald Parr, William Lan; Using Music Therapy Techniques to Treat Teacher Burnout. Journal of Mental Health Counseling 1 July 2003; 25 (3): 204–217. doi: https://doi.org/10.17744/mehc.25.3.ghneva55qw5xa3wm
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