|The Use of Music Therapy Informed by Motivational Interviewing With College Student Drinkers to Invite “Change Talk”
||The effect of a single music therapy session informed by motivational interviewing on an individual’s readiness to change risky drinking behavior was investigated in 16 undergraduate college students, ages 18-24. Participants completed the Stages of ...
|Music Therapy in the Bereavement of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A Feasibility Study
||This study explored the effect of music therapy on the issues associated with the bereavement in 3 adults with intellectual disability (ID). Adapted from the work of Hilliard (2007), it employed a 9-week group music therapy protocol designed to educa...
|Music Therapy for Young Adolescents Who Have Experienced the Death of a Loved One
||The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of a music therapy based support group on depressive and grief symptoms in young adolescents who have experienced the death of a loved one. Participants were 3 middle school students, ages 11-12. ...
|The Use of Dreamwork with the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music: A Survey of Current Practice
||The purpose of this study was to examine current uses of dreamwork with the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) and to explore clinical examples of using dreams in GIM sessions. Respondents who valued their dreams were more likely to use d...
|Current Use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Music Therapy: A Survey and Case Study
||The researcher investigated the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in music therapy with individuals with developmental disabilities. Respondents (N = 42) were members of the American Music Therapy Association who indicated worki...
|A Phenomenological Inquiry Into Systemic Music Therapy to Accompany the Grief Journey of a Boy With High Functioning Autism
||The purpose of this study is to describe one 9-year old boy with high functioning autism’s experience, sense of meaning, and process in music therapy from a systemic theoretical perspective in his grief process. His psychologist referred Colt (pseudo...
|The Use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in Music Therapy: A Survey of Current Practice
||This study used a mixed methods design to survey the current use of DBT in music therapy practice in mental health settings. Respondents (N = 48) were members of the American Music Therapy Association who indicated working in mental health settings. ...
|Group Music Therapy versus Individual Verbal Therapy for Mandated College Students
||College drinking has many implications for not only the student engaging in the drinking, but also for the college and public community as a whole. The purpose of this study was to examine two interventions conducted with students who had violated a ...
|A Search for Wholeness: Songs of Healing for Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
||The purpose of this Creative Project is to provide the clinician with a resource of
songs specifically related to common issues that adolescents face, particularly those
adolescents with emotional and/or behavioral disorders. Issues addressed throu...
|Breaking The Silence: A Qualitative Study on the Use of Guided Imagery and Music, Expressive Arts, and a Body-Centered Perspective to Address Women’s Issues
||Issues related to the body-mind connection are endemic in our society. Due to gender-specific factors, women can be at a greater risk for disorders or characteristics that result from an unhealthy relationship to the body. The Bonny Method of Guide...
|Wilderness Imagery in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM): A Phenomenological Perspective
||The author employed phenomenological methodology to examine clients’ experiences of wilderness imagery in music psychotherapy sessions utilizing the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). GIM is a music-centered approach to psychotherapy in ...
|The Effects of Musical Tempo and Dynamic Range on Heart Rate Variability in Healthy Adults: A Counterbalanced, Within-Subjects Study
||Music therapists often use music to facilitate changes in physiological functioning. In order to better inform the selection and creation of such music, this study explored the influence of tempo and dynamic range on heart rate variability. Two guita...
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|The Practice Of Teaching Therapeutic Songwriting: A Survey Of Educators And Internship Directors
||The purpose of this study was to determine how therapeutic songwriting is currently being taught within American Music Therapy Association-approved music therapy programs and national roster internship sites. An online questionnaire was distributed t...