ERIC Number: ED148058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Music Therapy Evaluation Study for Department of Health and Welfare Demonstration Projects.
Kenny, Carolyn, Ed.
Reported are the findings of a project to evaluate the effectiveness of music therapy with disturbed or otherwise handicapped individuals in a number of different clinical settings. Following an introduction which outlines the project's objectives, a brief section discusses research methodology. The remainder of the document includes a larger section on the training workshops that were held, and their outcome, and five sections corresponding to the various institutional settings: the Dayhouse (a daytime treatment center for neurotic patients); Daycare (a daytime supportive program for patients more severely disturbed than those in the dayhouse program); Vancouver Neurological Centre (a private society which provides coordinated treatment for all types of neurological impairment, such as physical, social, and emotional complications); Barnaby Mental Health Centre (a daytime treatment program for emotionally disturbed preschool children); and Preschool for Special Children (documentation for this setting is explained to be in a film available from the University of British Columbia). Reported among findings are the following: evaluation procedures showed no measureable effect of music therapy as a treatment medium; participants of music therapy training workshops did gain an understanding of music therapy as a treatment technique; and all of the agencies in which music therapy was offered were anxious to maintain their program. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: The project was conducted by the Extempora Music Society of Vancouver