Music therapy approaches

Course Information
TitleΠροσεγγίσεις μουσικοθεραπείας / Music therapy approaches
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013915

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 28
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses534
Music CompositionElective Courses534

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Fostering apprehension of the two main Music Therapy approaches: Humanistic, music centered approach and psychodynamic. Theory and practice.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Humanistic, music centered approach: basic principles. Theoretical and experiential training in humanistic theories of personality (Carl Rogers, Fritz Perls, Irvin Yalom, Rollo May etc). Application in relative Music Therapy models at individual and group level (i.e. P. Nordoff - C. Robbins). 2. Psychodynamic approach: basic principles. Theoretical and experiential training in psychoanalytic theories of personality (Sigmund Freud, Carl Yung, Jacques Lacan, etc). Application in relative Music Therapy models at individual and group level (i.e. M. Priestley). 3. Basic training in Music and Imagery. 4. Music-psychotherapy. 5. Fostering understanding in psychopathologies. 6. Research methodology. Emphasis on qualitative-phenomenological methods. 7. Discussion on issues about clinical practice. 8. Presentation of case studies. 9. Discussion on supervision. 10. Ethics.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
audio visual
Course Organization
Reading Assigment501.7
Written assigments100.3
Student Assessment
Papers, logs, presentations in class: 50% Final exams: 50%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Additional bibliography for study
Ψαλτοπούλου, Ν. (2005). Η Μουσική Δημιουργική Έκφραση ως Θεραπευτικό Μέσο στα Παιδιά με Συναισθηματικές Διαταραχές, στο 1ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Μουσικής Αγωγής για την Πρωτοβάθμια Εκπαίδευση με θέμα: «Η Αναγκαιότητα της Συστηματικής Διδασκαλίας της Μουσικής στην Πρωτοβάθμια Εκπαίδευση. Μεθοδολογικές και Βιωματικές Προσεγγίσεις από την Α’ έως και την ΣΤ’ Τάξη Δημοτικού Σχολείου», Πειραιάς, Πρακτικά υπό δημοσίευση Ψαλτοπούλου, Ν. (2006 α). Μουσικοθεραπεία: Πολυφωνική σχέση σε διαδικασία αυτοπραγμάτωσης, στο Μουσική Παιδαγωγική-Μουσική Εκπαίδευση στην Ειδική Αγωγή-Μουσικοθεραπεία,σ.98-114, Θεσσαλονίκη, Εκδόσεις Πανεπιστημίου Μακεδονίας Ψαλτοπούλου, Ν., (2006) Μουσικοθεραπεία: Αναπηρία και Ψυχοσωματική Αναδιαμόρφωση, στο: Μουσικοθεραπεία και Άλλες Μουσικές Προσεγγίσεις για Παιδιά και Νέους με Αναπηρίες, σ. 90-102, Ιόνιο Πανεπιστήμιο, Αθήνα, Εκδόσεις Orpheus. Ψαλτοπούλου, Ν. (2011). Χρόνιες παθήσεις ως ταυτότητα, ως τρόπος ζωής ή ως μήνυμα για αναμόρφωση εαυτού. (Η ουσιαστική συμβολή της Μουσικής Ιατρικής και της Μουσικοθεραπείας), στο Διεπιστημονική φροντίδα υγείας. May, R.: Υπαρξιστική ψυχολογία. (1979). Εκδ. Επίκουρος (1969) Adamson, L. B., Bakeman, R., Deckner, D. F., & Romski, M. A. (2009). Joint engagement and the emergence of language in children with autism and Down syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(1), 84-96. Aigen, K. (1991). The roots of music therapy: Towards an indigenous research paradigm. Dissertation Abstracts International, 52(6), 1933A. (University Microfilms No. DEY91-34717). Aldridge, D. (1996), Music therapy research and practice in Medicine: From out of the silence. London: Jessica Kings Publishers. Amir, D. (1990). A song is born: Discovering meaning in improvised songs through phenomenological analysis of two music therapy sessions with traumatic spinal-cord injured young adult. Music Therapy, 9, 62-81 Austin, D., (2008), The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy: Songs of the Self, Jessica Kingsley Publishers Bonny, H. L., Savary, L.: Music And Your Mind. (1973). New York: Harper & Row. Bonny, H. L.: Music And Consciousness. (1975). Journal of Music Therapy, 12(3), 121-135. Bonny,H.: Music: The language of immediacy. (1985, November 24) Presentation for the National Coalition of Arts Therapy Associations. Dileo, C.: Music Therapy and Medicine: Theoretical and Clinical Applications. (1999). Silver Springs, MD: American Music Therapy Association. Ferrara, L. (1984). Phenomenology as a tool for musical analysis. The Musical Quarterly, 70, 355-373 Forinach, M., & Gonzales, D. (1989). A phenomenological perspective of music therapy. Music Therapy, 8, 35-36 Forinach, M. (1990). A phenomenology of music therapy with the terminal ill. Dissertation Abstracts International, 51(09), 2915A. (University Microfilms No. DEY91-02617). Hesser, Barbara: Music therapy theory. (1995). Unpublished manuscript. Kenny, C. B. (1985). Music: A whole systems approach. Music Therapy, 5, 3-11. Kenny, C. B. (1989). The field of play: a guide for the theory and practice of music therapy. Atascadero CA: Ridgeview. Lacan, J. (1966), Fonction et champ de la parole et du language en psychanalyse. Paris, Seuil. Lacan, J. (1973), Les quatre concepts fondammentaux de la Psychanalyse. Seminaire XI, Paris, Seuil. Lacan, J. (1975), Encore-le seminaire- livre XX, Paris, Seuil. Lacan, J. (1977). The Mirror Stage as Formative of the I as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience. New York: Norton. Lacan, J. (1985). Introduction à la lecture de Lacan. Paris: Denoel. Maslow, A.: Lessons from the Peak Experience. (1962). Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 2, 9-18. May, R.: Contributions of Existential Psychology. (1958). In R. May, E. Angel, and E. F. Ellenberger (Eds.). Existence: A New Dimension In Psychiatry and Psychology. New York: Simon & Schuster. Pavlicevic, M (1991): Music in communication: Improvisation in music therapy. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Edinburg, Scotland. Priestly, M.: Music Therapy In Action. (1975). London: Constable. Priestley, M.: Essays On Analytical Music Therapy. (1994). Barcelona Publishers
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