Recent music therapy research
As part of our commitment to providing evidence-based care, The Harrison Center’s music therapists regularly review summarize important music therapy research relevant to our patients. Please let us know if you have an article or topic you’d like to see summarized here!
Music Therapy to Regulate Arousal and Attention in Patients with Substance Use Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Feasibility Study
A collaborative effort of researchers from ArtEZ University of the Arts, VU University, and Tactus Addiction Care in the Netherlands, examined impacts of a recently developed music therapy protocol on attention and arousal regulation in individuals with both substance use disorder (SUD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)…
A Humanistic Understanding of the Use of Digital Technology in Therapeutic Songwriting
As digital technology continues to alter the way we create and consume music, research from Montclair State University has delved into how its role in therapeutic songwriting can help adolescents to feel a sense of autonomy, express emotions, share personal experiences, and develop a sense of self.
It’s…Complicated: A Theoretical model of music-induced harm.
As research has identified music’s ability to foster beneficial emotional, motor, sensory, cognitive, and social experiences, it has equally identified potential for music to do harm in these areas…
The Effect of Musical Attention Control Training (MACT) on Attention Skills of Adolescents with Neurodevelopmental Delays: A Pilot Study
While previous works have demonstrated music may benefit attention related behaviors in individuals with ASD, researchers from Queens University of Charlotte and Colorado State University emphasized a lack of studies on specific music therapy protocols…
Assessing the Impact of Music Therapy on Sensory Gating and Attention in Children with Autism: A Pilot and Feasibility Study
In an effort to progress understanding of physiological responses to music intervention, researchers from Colorado State University examined the impact of a music therapy protocol on sensory processing and attention in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)….