Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Implemented a cognitive-behavioral group therapy with music techniques based on stress inoculation methods. This included listening to individual teachers’ music selection and the group’s processing of these selections (i.e., how music could facilitate cognitive processing of upsetting or stress-causing events and how those cognitive processes could be integrated into their daily lives). Participants discussed their current stressors as well as how the shared musical experiences were assisting their relaxation and cognitive restructuring efforts.

Study Results: Reduced burnout levels.

Reference: Cheek, J. R., Bradley, L. J., Parr, G., & Lan, W. (2003). Using music therapy techniques to treat teacher burnout. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 25(3), 204–217.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good