Development of a music group psychotherapy intervention for the primary prevention of adjustment difficulties in Korean adolescent girls

Sunah Kim, Karan Kverno, Eun Mi Lee, Jeong Hwa Park, Hyun Hwa Lee, Hyun Lye Kim

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Abstract

Problem: Traditionally, adolescent mental health in Korea has not been a prime focus for educators, health workers, and politicians, yet a majority of sampled adolescents report interpersonal sensitivity (Kim, 2003). Method: Thirty-five adolescent girls took part in a six-session school-based music group psychotherapy pilot intervention designed to promote relationships and improve self-control skills. Finding: Participants identified several outcome benefits that may serve as protective factors in their continued social and emotional development. Conclusions: Music is a medium that promotes interpersonal relatedness among Korean adolescent girls. More research is necessary to identify long-term benefits of preventive music group psychotherapy interventions among the adolescent population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-111
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescent psychiatric nursing
  • Korean adolescents
  • Music therapy
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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