14 June 2021, 17:30 - 18:30
Hear Bolette Daniels Beck PhD talk about using music therapy to treat refugees' trauma symptoms at our free online webinar, part of the 2020-21 CIMTR Public Research Lecture Series.
Music therapy can bridge cultural and language barriers in the treatment of traumatized refugees. In a Danish pilot study carried out in a psychiatric clinic, Trauma-focused Music and Imagery (tr-MI) significantly decreased trauma symptoms and improved sleep quality in 16 adult refugees with PTSD (Beck et al., 2017).
A larger study (n=74) demonstrated that 16-20 sessions of tr-MI was as effective as standard treatment (verbal psychotherapy) both post treatment and at six months follow-up, and that music therapy had a better retention rate (Beck et al., 2018). The presentation will include music and video examples from tr-MI treatment.
Bolette Daniels Beck PhD is Associate Professor at the Music Therapy program at Aalborg University, Denmark. She is a music therapist, Guided Imagery and Music primary trainer and therapist, and her research focuses on stress and trauma populations, biomarkers, and receptive music therapy methods.