CoE seminar day on music therapy

Music Therapy Clinic for Research and Training, University of Jyväskylä

Friday March 19th, 2010


10:00–10:30 Opening

10:30–12:00 Lecture: an overview on the selected clinical methods

  • Psychodynamics of free improvisation
  • Free improvisation and altered states of consciousness
  • Music therapy methods in rehabilitation – stroke as an example
  • Vibro- and Physioacoustic therapy – further developments

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Work shops[1] with client feedback

  1. Clinical improvisation in individual setting[2]
  • Mallet Kats

  • Djembe drums

  • Clinical improvisation in group setting
  • Physioacoustic treatment with music[3]
  • Clinical setting of the Stroke study
    • Djembe tasks
    • The application of Functionally orientated music therapy (Hjelm)

    15:00-15:30 Coffee

    15:30-16:15 Results of the analysis and discussion

    • Looking at the MTTB results (Mallet Kats)
    • Looking at the MIR results (Djembes)
    • Looking at the HRV results (Physioacoustics)
    • General discussion


    Clinical team:

    Esa Ala-Ruona, Jaakko Erkkilä, Jouni Kettunen, Marko Punkanen

    Analysis team:

    Jörg Fachner, Olivier Lartillot, Esa Ala-Ruona, Marko Punkanen


    [1] The observation facilities of Music therapy clinic will be utilized
    [2] (data is collected for Music Therapy Toolbox (MTTB) and Music Information Retrieval (MIR) analysis)
    [3] data is collected for Heart Rate Variability analysis (First Beat Technologies) and skin galvanic responses