Music Therapy and the Military

Walter Reed’s NICoE has the first state-of-the-art research center to test treatment plans integrating creative arts therapies alongside traditional rehabilitative treatments for patients in military settings. In November 2012, music therapy was added to healing art efforts at NICoE and throughout Walter Reed with the hiring of music therapist Julie Garrison and music therapy consultant Meagan Morrow, who worked with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Music therapy will be a part of the groundbreaking, interdisciplinary approach to working with patients and their families, according to Melissa Walker, creative arts therapist and the NICoE’s Healing Arts Program Coordinator. Ms. Garrison will work with military patients, active duty troops with TBIs and psychological health issues at the NICoE and with patients throughout Walter Reed, including active duty, veterans, and their beneficiaries.

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