CIMTR Public Research Lecture: "The music gives calmness to the soul" - Music Therapy with Refugees with Bolette Daniels Beck, Ph.D.

Events — Talk Online
14 June 2021, 17:30

In this webinar event we are celebrating Refugee Week 2021 with Dr Bolette Daniels Beck presenting her research discussing music therapy with refugees. 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.

The Jerome Booth Music Therapy Centre pictured from outside.
Jerome Booth Music Therapy Centre, Young Street.

Event contact:  NAW137@pgr.aru.ac.uk

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