Download latest PdD-theses: Bolette Beck & Stine Lindahl Jacobsen · 29. March 2012
Bolette Daniels Beck: Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) with adults on sick leave suffering from work-related stress – a mixed methods experimental study
A mixed methods study in Guided Music and Imagery as a treatment method for adults on long-term stress-related sick leave has combined a randomized clinical trial and a hermeneutic phenomenological analysis of themes and therapy cases. Stress has been studied within a biopsychosocial model of health.
A result generated from the convergence of qualitative and quantitative results is that GIM decreased bodily stress symptoms, increased energy and well-being, enhanced coping with inner and outer conflicts, helped to overcome traumatic work experiences, provided new relational competencies, improved mood and gave access to hope for the future work life. The results of this study seen in relation to previous research indicate that Guided Music and Imagery is a valuable and effective short-term treatment that can be an alternative to established treatment practices for work-related chronic stress.
Stine Lindahl Jacobsen: Music Therapy Assessment and Development of Parental Competences in Families Where Children Have Experienced Emotional Neglect
- An Investigation of the Reliability and Validity of the Tool,
Assessment of Parenting Competencies (APC)
In trying to aid difficulties within social services of assessing families at risk, the thesis sat out to strengthen, further develop, and test a music therapy assessment tool, Assessment of Parenting Competencies (APC). The study also aimed to examine the effect of music therapy on parenting competencies and parent-child interaction measured by scores from APC and by the Parenting Stress Index and Parent-Child Relationship-Inventory.
Results of the outcome study indicated that families in the music therapy treatment condition significantly improved their equality of autonomy relationship, effective communication, parental response type, and a total score of the Parent-Child Interaction in Music as measured by APC. Music therapy did have significant effect on the how stressful parents perceived their children and particular how stressful the children’s mood was to the parents as measured by the PSI. Furthermore results showed that parents in the music therapy treatment condition reported significantly improved communication skills as measured by PCRI.