Mechtild Langenberg

Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Bremen, Bremen, Germany

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Publications (3)1.02 Total impact

  • M Langenberg, J Frommer, W Tress
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    ABSTRACT: A qualitative approach for describing music psychotherapy treatment is developed. For this purpose we employ the methodological principle of triangulation of perspectives (patient, therapist, independent observers, composers). Our approach is based on the concept of the resonator function describing the perceptive capacity of all participants for effective and relationship-referred significance of the work produced during the treatment. The qualitative method importing and extending the knowledge of the inner context of the case is illustrated by two musical improvisations from the treatment of a female patient suffering from chronic migraine.
    PPmP - Psychotherapie · Psychosomatik · Medizinische Psychologie 01/1996; 45(12):418-26. · 1.02 Impact Factor
  • Mechtild Langenberg, Jörg Frommer, Wolfgang Tress
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    ABSTRACT: Illustrates an interactive method of analyzing music therapy consistent with the treatment, using the procedure of triangulation (patient, therapist, independent describers). Three aspects of music-making are involved: participants' self-images as resonators, their ability to participate musically, and their perceptions of inner images. Five independent describers not trained in music therapy and patients were asked to listen to a recording of an improvisation from a music therapy session and to spontaneously and frankly describe what they heard. These accounts, along with the therapist's log of the improvisation, were analyzed, with qualities (subjective responses of listeners) and motifs (character of the music) compared to the clinical case study. Results showed interconnections among motifs identified by comparing participants' accounts to aspects of biography, psychodynamics, and treatment setting. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
    Music Therapy. 01/1993;
  • Mechtild Langenberg, Jörg Frommer, Wolfgang Tress
    The Arts in Psychotherapy. 22(2):87–101.