International workshop on quantitative and qualitative music therapy research
October 15, 2015
Music is known to have the power to induce strong emotions and physiological changes. Musical activities have a positive impact in the perception of quality of life and may even improve cognitive, social and emotional abilities. it is not surprising that a variety of clinical conditions are often treated with music therapy. Large scale studies have shown that music therapy produces significant improvements in social behaviors, overt behaviors, reductions in agitated behaviors, and improvements to cognitive problems, However, the positive effects of music therapy are not homogeneous among all studies, and there is often a lack of formal research involving quantitative and qualitative methods to assess the benefits and limitations of music therapy in concrete treatments.
The aim of the workshop is to promote fruitful collaboration among researchers, music therapists, musicians, psychologists and physicians who are interested in music therapy and its effects, evaluated by applying quantitative and qualitative methods. The workshop will provide the opportunity to learn about, present and discuss ongoing work in the area. We believe that this is a timely workshop because there is an increasing interest in quantitative and qualitative methods in music therapy.
Submission of abstracts
We solicit 1-page abstracts reporting on quantitative or qualitative music therapy research. Submissions should include the title, authors’ names, institutions and contact email address. Papers should be submitted in pdf format by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, July 17, 2015.
In order to encourage participation, registration to the Workshop will be free of charge. However, the workshop has a limited number of places for non presenters, so please register by sending an email to email@example.com with your name and affiliation.
Information provided by Society for Music Perception and Cognition (biweekly digest).
For more information on qualitative and quantitative methods in music therapy research, please see this post by my colleague.