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 Stimuli for Mindfulness Practice: A Replication Study
In hopes of furthering knowledge of music’s potential impacts on mindfulness, researchers from Arizona State University and the University of Iowa replicated a past study comparing effects of differing music stimuli on mindfulness experiences…
Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation and Gait Training in Traumatic Brain Injury: A pilot study.
In response to a perceived research gap on the use of a Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) technique with traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, researchers from Craig Hospital in Colorado studied the impacts of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) on individuals who had experienced a moderate to severe TBI…
Music Therapists’ Perceptions of the Therapeutic Potentials Using Music When Working with Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Qualitative Analysis
In response to a noted research gap on the therapeutic use of music with children with autism
who communicate verbally, researchers from the University of Haifa in Israel and University of
Melbourne in Australia explored how music therapists use and perceive the role of music when
working with children with existing verbal skills…
Virtual Music Therapy: Developing New Approaches to Service Delivery
In examining adaptations to music therapy services stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from Seattle Children’s Hospital and UH Connor Integrative Health Network created a tiered model for the development of virtual music therapy services…
COVID-19 and Music Therapists’ Employment, Service Delivery, Perceived Stress, and Hope: A Descriptive Study
Amidst rapid societal shifts, researchers from Colorado State University examined changes to the field of music therapy associated with the COVID-19 period…
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…