This case study describes a collaborative therapeutic process, jointly undertaken by therapists within Recreation and Music Therapies in a physical rehabilitation centre in Eastern Canada. The case provides a report of their engagement, from initial screening to discharge, with a 40 year old man who had experienced a CVA, and was readmitted to the physical rehabilitation centre after encountering difficulties managing at home. The original therapy goals were designed to address functional impairments. However, eventually it became clear that it was necessary to reorient the therapeutic process to explore and affirm a new aspect of his identity as a musician. The case report includes reflections by the therapists on what they learned through this case, and suggests implications for practice.
Author Erin Montgomery, Rhonda Booth, Susan L. Hutchinson
Volume Vol 43, No 4 (2009)