The Arts in Psychotherapy vol:40 issue:2 pages:192-200
This article offers a theoretical foundation for cognitive behavioral music therapy in forensic psychiatry. First, two cases are presented to give an insight into music therapy in forensic psychiatry. Secondly some background information on forensic psychiatry is provided. The risk-need-responsivity model is explained as starting point for treatment for forensic patients, and the role of music therapy in this treatment. The third part offers a cognitive behavioral music therapy model and explains the (neurological) role of music and the music therapist in the treatment of forensic psychiatric problems. The article ends with a few final remarks.