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PhD defence by 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)

Time

28.04.2012 kl. 11.00 - 14.00

Description

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.

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Examining Committee:

Prof. Christian Gold (Chair), Uni Research, Bergen, Norway
Prof. Kari Killén, Prof. emeritus, Oslo, Norway
Prof. Thomas Wosch, University of Applied Sciences of Würzburg and Schweinfurt,
Germany

Supervisors:

Ass. Prof.  Ulla Holck, Aalborg University, Denmark
Prof. Cathy McKinney, Appalachian State University, USA
Former supervisor: Prof. Tony Wigram (deceased)

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