10th European Music Therapy Conference

Hannibal, N. (Deltager), Gitta Strehlow (Deltager)

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Mentalization based treatment (MBT) perspective in improvisation based music therapy.

Niels Hannibal: Aalborg University, Institute for psychology and communication. Aalborg, Denmark,
Gitta Strehlow: University of Music and Theatre Hamburg, Institute for Music Therapy, Hamburg, Germany

Background: In the last ten years MBT is being increasingly used in the psychiatric treatment of patients with Borderline-Personality Disorder and nowadays also used for patients suffering from different psychiatric conditions.
Content and methods: The workshop will introduce the basic elements of MBT and how MBT can be implemented into the music therapy context. The workshop will focus on the implication for music therapy improvisation through active role-playing.
The workshop will consist of a mix of presentation, exercises and on sight supervision.
What does MBT imply for: 
¥ The therapists attitude, 
¥ The therapists responds in the music, 
¥ The understanding of the clients musical expression
¥ The verbal process
¥ Key interventions to foster mentalization
Conclusion: It is the presenter’s opinion that this treatment model in many ways applies to music therapy.
Periode5 jul. 20169 jul. 2016
PlaceringWien, Østrig
Grad af anerkendelseInternational


  • Personaly disorder
  • Mentalization
  • Music therapy