'The music gives calmness to the soul': music therapy with refugees

14 June 2021, 17:30 - 18:30
Zoom webinar

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Part of the CIMTR Public Research Lecture Series

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.

Event Details

14 June 2021, 17:30 - 18:30
Zoom webinar
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