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- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] 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.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Qualitative research approaches appear to be promising in providing insight into interventions in music therapy that are determined by all participants' subjectivity, intuition, and wholeness. Using the procedure of triangulation (patient, therapist, independent describers), this article illustrates an interactive method of analyzing music therapy that is consistent with the treatment. The starting point is the concept of the resonator function that describes all participants' capacity to perceive the elements of the improvisation that are emotional and that characterize the patient's relationships. Then, from the musical notations and the descriptive accounts provided by the participants, inductive qualities and motifs are compared to the clinical case study. In this research process, methodological results from qualitative social research can be helpful.
Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
- Clinical Institute of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy