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The Possible Therapeutic Benefits Of Joni Mitchell Music

Many people experience it at one time or another, you'?re listening to a song and suddenly feel as if the music or lyrics are speaking directly to you, capturing your mood, or conjuring up a memory that makes you happy or sad. Music has that ability, that power, it can brighten our mood, energize us, or turn us melancholy. And continued research shows music has true therapeutic value as well. Joining us this afternoon to discuss using the music of Joni Mitchell to treat patients facing mental problems is Dr. Gary Dick, professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati.