Music Therapy Intervention And Its Effects

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106 Music therapy intervention Music Therapy as a discipline is becoming more and more established, validated by broader and increasingly recognized research. The indisputable and compelling positive results we have seen for many years as music therapists are progressively substantiated by advances in science. Offered on the web, there are research on music therapy and its powerful positive impact in many walks of life. For children-parent relationships, to cancer patients, to people with depression, Music seems to help almost anybody in a difficult or trying situation. A collaboration, research was done by Appalachian State university USA, and Aalborg University Denmark. In the journal of child & family studies, we found out that they investigated music therapy intervention on “parent-child” interaction for non-verbal communications, emotional “parent-child” relationship in families at risk and families with emotional neglected children between the ages of 5 to 12 years. (Jacobsen 310) They randomly assigned two groups of 9 children to receive 10 weekly music therapy sessions with a qualified therapist. Among 9 of them received music therapy while nine others didn 't receive any treatment and the measured “parent-child” interaction and “parent-child” relationship which was done for 4 months. (Jacobsen 311) The study showed that children who received music therapy intervention significantly improved in verbal communication and in mutual relations. Therefore, they determined that music therapy intervention improves emotion communication between parents and children. (Jacobsen 311) Another area which... ... middle of paper ... ...educed their depression levels as compared to the non - music group. Therefore, they concluded that listening to music can help older people to reduce their depression levels. (Chan780) Works Cited Chan, Moon Fai, et al. "Effects of Music On Depression in Older People: A Randomized Controlled Trial." Journal of Clinical Nursing 21.5/6 (2012): 776-783. Academic Search Complete. Web. 10 Oct. 2016. Cathy McKinney, Jacobsen, and Stine. "A Music Therapy Tool for Assessing Parent- Child Interaction in Cases of Emotional Neglect." Journal of Child & Family Studies 24.7 (2015): 2164. Preissler, Pia, et al. "Favored Subjects and Psychosocial Needs in Music Therapy in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients: A Content Analysis." BMC Palliative Care 15. (2016): 1-9. Academic Search Complete. Web. 10 Oct. 2016.
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