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Muzikoterapia s deťmi v náhradnej ústavnej starostlivosti
Music therapy with children in substitute institutional care

Author(s): Vladimíra Zemančíková
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Psychology
Published by: Vydavateľstvo Prešovskej univerzity v Prešove
Keywords: music therapy; art creative therapies; substitute institutional care;

Summary/Abstract: Paper presents music therapy as a supportive therapy in work with children placed in institutional care. Due to the type of research, we applied the so-called orientation research. Its aim was to find out how music therapy programs for children in substitute institutional care take place,through the mediated professional experience of selected music therapists. As a method of data collection, we used a semi-structured interview with three music therapists working with children in a substitute institutional care. We found out that music therapists differ with respect to the applied degree of directive and structure of the music therapy process, but they are united by a commonly named experience based on the specifics of the target group. Music therapy is recommended as a supportive therapy for children in institutional care with respect to the specifics of this target group,who know and respect the possible process of therapy effectively. We recommend continuing the research, expanding the research set, applying other methods of data collection and focusing more closely on selected process aspects of the music therapy process.

  • Issue Year: 10/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 109-128
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Slovak