Music Therapy in Psychiatry In Denmark in 2008: Where, who, how and how much.

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This presentation will describe the status of music therapy treatment in psychiatry Denmark. There are two focuses. One focus is a presentation of the music therapist in Psychiatry. The other focus is on clients drop put from treatment in the period 2006-2007. Data is gathered from tree different institutions (n=50). The presentation discuses these findings and the implications for further development of music therapy with in this field A prior study indicated that the drop out rate from music therapy was relatively low, considering the client population that received music therapy treatment. This paper will present the result from this first attempt to replicate the former study with the intention to investigate weather the findings from the first study was reliable or not. In order to do so the design was elaborated with a follow up period, to eliminate the possibility of flash positive results. The preliminary findings showed a drop rate at 12 % despite the fact that 40 % of the clients were diagnosed with F 2 diagnoses (schizophrenia) and 40 %  of the clients were diagnosed with F 60 diagnoses (Personality disorder). Beside this the drop out topic the paper will also present the results from a survey based investigating the current status of music therapist employed in psychiatry in Denmark. This is an overview that describes topics like education, employment form, working time, method of treating, typical client population, theoretical orientation.
Original languageDanish
Publication date2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventNordic Music Therapy Conference - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 29 Apr 20093 May 2009
Conference number: 6


ConferenceNordic Music Therapy Conference


  • Music Therapy
  • Psychiatry

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