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PhD Theses (chronological order)
PhD Thesis by Jens Anderson-Ingstrup: A Flexible Fit
In this thesis Jens Anderson-Ingstrup discusses the potential paradox of creating a manual that is meant to guide persons in conducting person attuned musical interactions. The paradox is that manuals can be considered as something fixed and inflexible, while successful person attuned musical interactions require a high degree of flexibility and adaptability.
PhD Thesis by Evangelia Papanikolaou: Receptive Music Therapy in Oncology
This project is a very first attempt to explore and evaluate the potential of the receptive music therapy method Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) as a brief psychological intervention for women who are receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy in an outpatient Greek Gynecologic Oncology hospital unit.
Ph.d.-afhandling ved Tove Stenderup
Dette forskningsprojekt har undersøgt, hvilken betydning musikalsk samvær har i den socialpædagogiske indsats med mennesker med erhvervet hjerneskade. Analysen viser, at musik på flere måder er en meningsfuld samværsform, der hjælper borgerne med sprog (udtale og artikulation), hukommelse og motorik (afslapning i kroppen og jævne bevægelsesmønstre) samt støtter borgerne i at være i et socialt samvær med andre og danne relationer.
PhD Thesis by Britta Vinkler Frederiksen: The Development of Therapeutic Alliance in Music Therapy...
The thesis contributes to the research within how to develop therapeutic alliance with severe mental ill offenders were the interaction is very challenging.
PhD Thesis by Susan Hart: Psychometric Properties of the Emotional Development Scale
Due to emotional difficulties, a growing number of children are referred to regional educational-psychological advisory services and child psychiatric services with mental problems related to emotional vulnerabilities. The neuroaffective developmental psychology framework is a way of understanding children's normal emotional development and of examining how this development may be promoted or disturbed by relational issues. Within this theoretical framework, the researcher has developed a measurement tool to assess the current emotional functioning level of 4–12-year-olds.
PhD Thesis by Unni Tanum Johns: Musical Dynamics in Time-Limited Intersubjective Child Psychotherapy
In this project Unni Johns developed a method for analysing child psychotherapy and analysed in detail small episodes with six children suffering from anxiety and depression using musical concepts of e.g. rhythm and tempo. Unni Johns found some patterns which indicated how a ‘musical looking glass’ can clarify the role of nonverbal communication for the capability to share and express emotional experiences.
PhD Thesis by Kristin Maya Story: Guided Imagery and Music with Military Women and Trauma
The number of women veterans are increasing in the United States and they have a unique set of challenges upon returning to civilian life, including a high rate of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and exposure to sexual harassment and sexual assault. This research aimed to explore the use of Music Imagery and Guided Imagery and Music sessions as a treatment option for women veterans with PTSD, and to increase awareness of military sexual trauma. Included in the research are a feasibility study and an Arts Based Research film project.
PhD Thesis by Margareta Wärja: Arts-Based Psychotherapy for Women Recovering from Gynecological Cancer
Gynecological cancer survivors are affected in all aspects of their lives such as sexuality, reproduction, embodiment, self-esteem, and general quality of life. In this thesis a complex intervention study was performed for gynecological cancer survivors in which the effects of two arts-based psychotherapy treatments (individual and group) on psychological outcomes were evaluated.
PhD Thesis by Anna Gerge: Psychotherapeutic development
This article-based thesis reports the development of an assessment tool, the SATPA – a Safety Assessment Tool of Pictorial Artefacts, for determining levels of safety in pictures in line with the concept neuroception, defined as a continuous, partially unaware assessment of whether situations are safe, worrying or life-threatening.
PhD Thesis by Ruth-Susanne Hertrampf: Keyboard of Life
The present mixed-methods study aimed at investigating the influence of Group Music and Imagery therapy on the psychological outcomes anxiety, depression, quality of life, and well-being among women diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer at the beginning of curative or early palliative medical outpatient treatment.
PhD Thesis by Juanita Eslava: The Attention Profile in Music Therapy Assessment for Children.
This research study uses knowledge from the areas of neuropsychology, music psychology, music therapy assessment and clinical practice to design the Attention Profile in Music Therapy assessment tool (APMT) and conducts a pilot study to establish reliability and validity of the of the tool.
PhD Thesis by Tali Gottfried: Creating Bridges
This study aimed to investigate whether Music-Oriented Parent Counseling positively influenced levels of parental stress, quality of life perception, and use of music in everyday life by parents of children with autism spectrum disorder.
PhD Thesis by Mariann B. Sørensen: Sundhedskommunikation i psykologisk og filosofisk belysning
PhD Thesis by Anke Coomans: Moments of resonance in musical improvisation with persons with severe dementia
This study aims to explore how musical improvisation in music therapy with persons with severe dementia can lead to the occurrence of essential moments of meeting on a non-verbal, musical level.
PhD Thesis by Esperanza Torres: Effectiveness of GrpMI with fibromyalgia patients
The general aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of group music and imagery therapy in women with fibromyalgia, specifically, in the perception of psychological wellbeing, functional capacity and quality of life, pain perception, anxiety, depression and anger.
PhD Thesis: Monika Geretsegger: Promoting social communication through music therapy in children with autism spectrum disorder
This PhD study by Monika Geretsegger investigated if and how music therapy may help to promote social communication in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
PhD Thesis: Helen Leith: Music therapy and the resettlement of women prisoners
Music therapy and the resettlement of women prisoners: A mixed methods exploratory study. This study investigates whether there is a change in the self-perception of women prisoners attending music therapy, and whether, if this is the case, they show an improved ability to engage with prison resettlement interventions.
PhD Thesis: Katarina Märtenson Blom: Experiences of Transcendence and the Process of Surrender in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM)
Experiences of Transcendence and the Process of Surrender in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) - Development of New Understanding through Theories of Intersubjectivity and Change in Psychotherapy.