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Nolan on Music Therapy for Pain Patients

March 1, 2013

Paul Nolan Paul Nolan, PhD, an assistant clinical professor and Director of Music Therapy Education in the Creative Arts Therapies Department, was interviewed for an article titled A Pain Playlist: Using Music for Pain Therapy. “Music therapy is creative improvisation and reflection that works to change the pain response,” he said. The article elaborates on the roles patient-music therapist relationships, musical preferences, reflection, the creative act, and stress reduction have in music therapy interventions for pain management.