Music therapy – theoretical models and clinical applications (wykład) - 2019/2020

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr Monika Toczyńska
Organising unit:Faculty of Social Sciences - Instytut Psychologii
Number of hours (week/semester): 30
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
1. To provide an overview of music therapy in an interdisciplinary context;
2. To provide an introduction to clinical applications of music therapy.
1. Basic knowledge of clinical psychology and psychotherapy;
2. Interest in music and its clinical applications.
Learning outcomes
Students acquire knowledge of interdisciplinary specificity of music therapy, its main theoretical approaches, as well as clinical applications designed for broad spectrum of clinical populations.
Students are able to make a critical analysis of music therapy approaches and methods, concerning their theoretical bases, verified effectiveness, and ethical issues.
Students are aware of ethical and professional responsibility of music therapist, the necessity for multidimensional qualifications leading to music therapy practice, as well as the need for continuous professional and personal development.
Teaching method
Lecture with PowerPoint presentation, multimedia case study presentations, discussion.
Course content description
1. Theoretical foundations of music therapy
2. Models and methods of music therapy
3. Clinical applications of music therapy
4. Clinical assessment and evaluation in music therapy
5. Music therapy research
Forms of assessment
The final assessment will be based on the following elements: regular course attendance, active participation in class discussions, final exam essay.
Required reading list
Required reading list:
1. Bunt, L., Hoskyns S. (red.) (2002). The Handbook of Music Therapy. Brunner -Routledge
2. Pavlicevic, M. (1997). Music Therapy in Context. Music, Meaning and Relationship. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers..
3. Ruud, E. (1995). Music Therapy and Its Relationship to Current Treatment Theories. Gilsum: Barcelona Publishers.
4. Wheeler, B.L. (2005). Music Therapy Research. Gilsum: Barcelona Publishers.
5. Wigram, T., Pedersen, I.N., Bonde, L.O. (2002). A Comprehensive Guide to Music Therapy.
Theory, Clinical Practice, Research and Training. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Supplementary reading list:
1. Bruscia, K.E. (1987). Improvisational Models of Music Therapy. Springfield, IL: C.C. Thomas Publishers.
2. Nordoff, P., Robbins, C. (2007). Creative Music Therapy: A Guide to Fostering Clinical Musicianship. Gilsum: Barcelona Publishers
3. Patel, A.D. (2008). Music, Language, and the Brain. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Field of study: Psychology
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year II - Semester 4
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Form of assessment: Examination
Year/semester:Year III - Semester 6
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Form of assessment: Examination
Year/semester:Year IV - Semester 8
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Form of assessment: Examination