Music Therapists’ Attitudes and Actions Regarding the LGBTQ Community: A Preliminary Report
The Arts in Psychotherapy
This is a preliminary report on survey research currently being conducted by a team of music therapists across the United States. The study's purpose was to explore the attitudes and actions of music therapists across the globe in regards to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning (LGBTQ) clients, coworkers, and students. The survey questions were designed to explore areas of knowledge as well as deficits in order to direct future educational offerings for music therapists and music therapy students. These results are preliminary, reflecting the first 2 months the survey was open representing a total of 409 respondents. Results indicate a need for further education and training of music therapists regarding LGBTQ issues.
Whitehead-Pleaux, A., Donnenwerth, A.M., Robinson, B., Hardy, S. Oswanski, L.G., Forinash, M., Hearns, M.C., Anderson, N., & Tan, X. (2013). Music therapists’ attitudes and actions regarding the LGBTQ community: A preliminary report. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 40, 409-414.