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!
Playing With Chaos: Broadening Possibilities for How Music Therapist’s Consider
Chaos in Group Work With Young People
Researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia surveyed existing literature to explore how “chaos”, or a sense of disorder or confusion, within music therapy sessions can benefit the therapeutic process.
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…