Preliminary Timetable for the 9th Nordic Music Therapy Congress  8th-12th of August 2018


Wednesday the 8th of August 2018
When  The Royal College of Music (KMH)
13:00 – 15:30 Arrival and Registration
15:30 – 15:55 Small refreshment and mingling
15:55 – 16:00 “Kulning” (Herding Calls) for the Opening Ceremony
Host of the Opening Ceremony Per-Henrik Holgersson
16:00 – 16:05 Welcome by the Vice-Chancellor of The Royal College of Music (KMH)Professor Cecilia Rydinger Alin

16:05 – 16:10 Welcome by the Association for Music Therapy in Sweden (FMS)
16:10 – 16:15 Music (FMS)
16:15 – 16:25 Presentation of the new professor of Music and Health Eva Bojner Horwitz at KMH

Dr Eva Bojner Horwitz, professor in music and health, Royal College of Music in Stockholm & associate professor in social medicine, cultural health researcher at the Karolinska Institutet, Reg. DMT and PHT specialized in psychosomatic medicine and creative arts (music, dance and theatre

16:25-16:30 Ann-Sophie Paulander presents Keynote speaker Patrick Juslin
16:30 – 17:45 Keynote Patrik Juslin: Music, Emotion and Therapy: Mechanisms Matter

Keynote speaker Patrik N. Juslin
Music, Emotion and Therapy: Mechanisms Matter

17:45 – 17:50 Music with Staffan Scheja
17:50 – 18:00 Practical information
18:00 – 18:10 Music Jennervall/Virves/Sjödell/Bäckman – Jazz group

18:10 – 19:00 Dinner buffet at The Royal College of Music – Café Octav
19:00 – 19:30 Coaches waiting to take participants to Rönneberga a 30 minutes drive from KMH
19:30 Arrival at Rönneberga
Check in to your rooms
You can go for a swim or a jacuzzi in the relax area
A walk at the beautiful coastline
Or an early night to be ready for tomorrow

Thursday the 9th of August 2018


07:00-08:40 -Breakfast
-Go for a swim in the swimming pool
-Take a run in the beautiful surroundings around Rönneberga
-Or just wake up slowly
Where Odin Valhall Room 1:2 Room 3:4 Room 5 Room 10
08.40-09.00 Morning Music Making – Musical warm-up led by Gitte Pålsson
09:00-09:05 Practical information
09.05-09.15 Music Moment: Olga Vetosjkina on accordion and Lena Risdal on cello
Keynote lecture Joke Bradt
Music Therapy in Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities for Enhancing Access to Care
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break
Psychiatry Disabilities Cancer patients Autism/children
10:50-11:20 Symposium: 53
Making Assesment Central to Music Therapy Practice Worldwide – Presenting the International Therapy Assessment Consortium (IMTAC)
Daniel Thomas; Eric Waldon; Esa Ala-Ruona; Gustavo S Gattino; John A Carpente; Sanne Storm; Stine L. Jacobsen; Thomas Wosch; Wendy Magee 
Oral: 68
Research: Music Therapy based Mindfulness for Patients with Remitted Depression
Ph.D. Michael Zur Dachoach, Prof. Ehud Bodner
Oral: 175
“Did you Know that chorea means “to dance?” Music therapy for patients with Huntington’s Disease.
Sunniva Ulstein Kayser
Oral: 85
Music and arts-based psychotherapy for gynecological cancer survivors: A randomized trial.
Margareta Wärja
Oral: 57
The Science of relationship: two perspectives on what music therapy offers children on the autism spectrum.
Grace A. Thompson
11:20-11:50 Oral: 166
Music for Affect Regulation: Music Listening in Group Receptive Music Therapy in the Treatment of Depression.
Meertine M.J. Laansma, Mmth; P.M.Judith Haffmans, Phd.
Oral: 109
A model for interaction partners in music therapy together with individuals with profound intellectual disabilities (PID)
Linn Johnels
Oral: 164
Music therapy across the Atlantic: working with paediatric oncology patients in a public hospital in Lima, Peru.
Sarah Elizabeth Helander; Erik Baumann
Oral: 111
Development of Vocal Communication in Children with autism Spectrum Disorder during Improvisational Music Therapy.
Maayan Salomon- Gimmon; Cochavit Elefant
11:50-12:00 Short Break
Trauma Method
12:00-12:30 Oral: 89
Recruitment barriers in a double-blinded RCT study. Music therapy for negative symptoms in Schizophrenia.
Inge Nygaard Pedersen
Oral: 108
Maximum Output – Minimal Interaction – Enabling creative music sessions for severly impaired children.
Lars Oestreicher; Cajsa Litzell Skogholt
Oral: 163
Literature Review discussing the Impact of Music Therapy on Persons with Developmental Disabilities from the Perspective of ICP
Hanna Hakoäki; Päivi Saukko
Oral: 49
The Heart says No
Elizabeth Coombes
Oral: 22
Factors influencing research questions and associated methods in music therapy research.
Michael J. Silverman; Katrina S. McFerran
12:30-13:00 Oral: 92
Music therapy interaction patterns of Borderline Disorders Patients compared between Northern Ireland and Germany
Gitta Strehlow
Oral: 104
Communicative Musicality – a bridge towards socio-cultural participation of children with CP: Research results and applications for Music therapy.
Efrat Roginsky
Oral: 58
Recapturing Aesthetic, Emotional, and Social Spaces: Ethnography and Music-therapy in Elderly Disabled Persons Homes.
Erik Nagel, Ph.D; Gitte Pålsson
Oral: 30
Embodied Creative Arts Therapy Interventions with Trauma: A Qualitative Study.
Brian Timothy Harris; Ph.D, MT-BC, LCAT
Oral: 118

Neglected instruments in music therapy?

Nomi Lemberger; Adva Mitchell; Elisheva Pick; Avi Gilboa

13:00-14:15 Lunch
Children Elderly Music and Health
14:15-14:45 Symposium: 181
The Push and Pull of conducting Multi-site Behavioral Intervention Controlled Trials.
Sheri L. Robb; Joan E. Haase; Debra S. Burns; Amanda K. Henley; Katherine Myers-Coffman, David C. Delgado
Workshop: 56
The Clinician´s practice in Forensic Music Therapy: Two clinically tested models.
Laurien Hakwoort; Stella Compton Dickinson
Oral: 40
Nuture and Play for foster families – a mentalization based group intervention.
Kirsi Tuomi
Oral: 197
Persons with dementia “are given a voice” in reseach about music and singing in everyday rehabilitation.
Aase Marie Ottosen
Oral: 78
The role of music engagement in sustaining resilient and healthy communities – Form epidemiological studies to community music and music therapy practice.
Lars Ole Bonde
Workhop: 183
Songwriting in Group Music Therapy.
Henrik Karlsson
14:45-15:15 Oral: 44
The Holy Grail? How the assessment of Parent-Child Interactions creates clinical and economic effectiveness within arts therapies delivery.
Rachel Swanick; Daniel Thomas
Oral: 190
Creating Musical Life Stories with Elderly People.
Nomi Levy; Avi Gilboa; Ehud Bodner
Book launch
“Music and Public Health – A Nordic Perspective.” Eds. Lars Ole Bonde and Töres Theorell
15:15-15:45 Oral: 174
What’s APP? Can an app be helpful in improving quality of life and coping in everyday life for home-dwelling elderly people after hospitalization?Solgunn E. Knardal; Minna Hynninen; Frode Wikne.
15:45-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-17:45 Roundtable: 130
Perspectives on Humanistic Music therapy ( Brian Adams, Gary Ansdell; Susan Hadley; Meghan Hinman; Blythe Lagasse; Kimberly Sena Moore; Brynjulf Stige Natasha Thomas; Michael Viega
Workshop: 124
Neurologic Music Therapy with Schizophrenic Forensic Patients – Heart Work for the Brains.
Gerben G.H.J.W. Roefs
Workshop: 176
Musical meetings without words- A workshop in music therapy with clients with profound intellectual disabilities.
Linn Johnels; Lovisa Samuelsson
Workshop: 202

Multi-modal approach in Music-Centred Supervision.

Nechama Yehuda; Miriam Druks

Workshop: 217
The Singing Soul. Voicework in music therapy.
Marit Eneström
Workshop: 82

How to conduct musical dialogue between conflicting groups.

Alvi Gilboa; Shahd Abu-Hamad; Monika Tanay

17:45-18:15 Free time, where you can use the facilities at Rönneberga or do what you like
18:15-18:45 Coaches to Stadshuset/Stockholm City Hall
19:00-21:00 Sight-seeing and buffet dinner at Stockholm City Hall, home of the Nobel Prize
21:00-21:30 Coaches from Stockholm City Hall back to Rönneberga
21:30 – ……… -Free play
-Enjoy the relaxation area with jacuzzi and swimming pool
-The bar is open
Friday the 10th of August 2018
Special day dedicated to music therapy with children, in cooperation with
The Jerring Fund
07:00-08:30 -Breakfast
-Go for a swim in the swimming pool
-Take a run in the beautiful surroundings around Rönneberga
-Or just wake up slowly
Where Odin Valhall Room 1:2 Room 3:4 Room 5 Room 10
08:30-08:50 Morning Music Making – Musical warm-up led by Lena Uggla and Barbro Netin Olofson
08:50-08:55 Practical information
08:55-09:05 Music Moment: Roland Hogman on Lute/Theorb and Mezzosoprano Barbro Netin Olofson
Keynote lecture Melinda Ashley Meyer DeMott
Recreating the sense of belonging after war and nature induced trauma
10:20-10:35 Claire Roswall presents the new Swedish Foundation – Musikbojen
10:35 -10:50 Coffee Break
Children/Neonatal Method Psychiatry Profession Conflict/Integration
10:50-11:20 Symposium: 193
International perspectives on music therapy in child and adolescent welfare.
Philippa Derrington; Rebecca E Fairchild; Stine L. Jacobsen, Viggo Krüger; Michael L Zanders; Jinah Kim
Oral: 179
Evaluating the feasibility of LongSTEP, “Longitudinal study of music therapy´s effectiveness for premature infants and their caregivers”
Claire Ghetti; Christian Gold
Oral: 97

Slow music therapy: enriching experiences by lingering in the moment.

Kjersti Johansson

Oral: 192

To seize the moment: Analyzing meaningful moments of connection in music therapy.

Liron Lapidot

Oral: 147

Institutional logics and Music Therapy.

Ingelill Eide

Oral: 60

Musical dialogue groups – A tool for increasing tolerance between conflicting groups.

Elana Baruch; Avi Gilboa; Ayelet Dassa

Music and Health/stress
11:20-11:50 Oral: 81

Singing Kangoroo – a collaborative research project between Sweden and Finland with premature infants and their parents in two family-centered neonatal units.

Pernilla Hugoson; Kaisamari Kostilainen; Friederike Haslbeck; Louise Eulau; Einon Partanen; Gustaf Mårtensson; Satu Pakarinen; Kaija Mikkola; Jaako Erkilä; Vineta Fellman; Ulrika Ådën; Minna Huotilainen.

Oral: 162

Finding compassion during Individual Receptive Music Therapy: A case example from a person suffering from stress-related depression.

Jens Anderson-Ingstrup

Oral: 61

Single-Session Improvisational Group Music Therapy in Adult Inpatient Psychiatry: A Pilot study of the Therapist´s Experience.

Yu-Ying Chen

Oral: 41

The (Un)Settled Space of Music Practitioners in the Finnish Healthcare System.

Taru-Anneli Koivisto

Oral: 180

Refugee children´s perspectives on participating in Community Music Therapy. A qualitative interview study.

Kaja Elise Aaslid Enge

11:50-12:00 Short break
12:00-12:30 Oral: 43

Family-centred music therapy during painful procedures in neonatal care.

Alexandra Ullsten; Mats Eriksson; Maria Klässbo; Ulrik Volgsten

Oral: 154

Music Therapy work group for Burnout Syndrome prevention: a pilot study.

Luca Fabio Bertolli; Barbara De Giovannini; Stefano Navone; Veronica Zatti

Oral: 123

MusTCare: Paricipatory implementation of music therapy in community mental health care.

Hans Petter Solli


Oral: 74

On your own; Five master students´experiences of developing their own music therapy practice.

Gisle Fuhr

Oral: 59

The Changing Face of Adolescent Group Work: Beats, Feminism, and Dynamics.

Katrina S Mcferran; Alex H Crooke


Children Children/School
12:30-13:00 Oral: 146

Music therapy´s effectiveness for preterm-infants and their parents: a cluster-randomized controlled trial.

Dana Yakobson

Oral: 140

Psychodynamic Music Psychotherapy as a Rehabilitation form Childhood to Adolescence: Clinical and Research Perspectives.

Sami Alanne

Oral: 178

Music therapy with substance use disorders: a Cochrane Systematic Review.

Claire Ghetti; Xi-Jing Chen;  Jörg Fachner; Laurien Hakvoort; Christian Gold

Oral: 141

When music therapy sets the premises.

Ingeborg Nebelung

Oral: 134

The Inclusion Process of Pupils with Disabilities into a Regular School using musical games.

Aspasia Fragkouli

13:00-14:15 Lunch
Children/autism Adolescence
14:15-14:45 Roundtable: 23

International Perspectives on Recovery-Oriented Music Therapy Approaches and Research in Mental Health Settings: A Roundtable Discussion.

Michael J Silverman; Jennifer Bibb; Chatherine Carr; Laurien Hakvoort; Cherry Hense; Randi Rolvsjord; Hans Petter Soli; Triona Mccaffrey

Workshop: 120

Experiences and activities from Music for Young Asylum Seekers (MUA)

Sofie Mortvedt; Gisle Fuhr

Oral: 38

Trauma informed care and music therapy for children and youth at risk – Theory, Research and Case examples.

Viggo Krüger

Oral 93

Music engagement beyond music therapy; The music in Everyday Life (MEL) Assesment for Children on the Autism Spectrum.

Tali Gottfried; Grace Thompson

Oral: 137

Perspectives on relational music therapy with adolescents in child welfare services.

Christine Wilhelmsen; Gisle Fuhr

Oral: 144

Music therapy in educational settings: Multiple case studies of Nordoff Robbins practice in the UK.

Owen Coggings; Li-Ching Wang; Katie Rose Sanfilippo; Neta Spiro

14:45-15:15 Oral: 142

Music therapy affects Health Related Quality of Life in children undergoing HSCT; a randomized clinical study.

Lena Uggla; Björn Wrangsjö; Britt Gustafsson

Oral: 161

Autistic echolalia as seen by people from both sides of the phenomenon; people on the spectrum and music therapists.

Maya K Marom; Avi Gilboa; Ehud Bodner

Oral: 189

Inclusive music therapy: Examples for young adults.

Melody Schwantes

Oral: XXX

Music therapy with newly arrived immigrant children and youths in school.

Hillevi Torell; Martin Svensson

15:15-15:45 Oral: 160

Music and pain: Experiences from a pilot research project at the children´s hospital of Haukeland University Hospital.

Merethe Wolf Loindvall

Oral: 65

“But I want to talk to you!” Reflections on music therapy methods with highly verbal children with autism.

Chochavit Elefant; Grace Thompson

Oral: 201

An action reseach project with a neurodiverse family: Song cards, collaborative field notes and troll dolls.

Maren Metell

Oral: 156

What is missing in the literature on music therapy in educational settings?

Li-Ching Wang; Owen Coggings; Katie Ross Sanfilippo; Neta Spiro

15:45-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-17:45 Roundtable: 199

The Interdisciplinary role of the music therapist within social service, mental health and psychiatry.

Sofie Buchhave; Karina Erland Jensen; Maja Frommelt; Rikke Hoff.

Workshop: 73

Communication; contact and collaboration: grounding experiences in physio-music-therapy within psychiatry.

Anna-Karin Kuuse; Anna Behn

Workshop: 113

Voice work and body drumming – a multicultural workshop.

Maayan Salomon-Gimmon

Workshop: 39

How do we use our words in music therapy? – Dialogic approach as a verbalizing tool.

Krisi Tuomi; Päivi Jordan-Kilkki

Workshop: 114

Music therapy with newly arrived immigrant children and youths in school.

Hillevi Torell; Martin Svensson

17:35-18:15 Free time, where you can use the facilities at Rönneberga or do whatever you like
18:15-19:00 Mingling and poster presentations
19:00-21:00 Dinner at Rönneberga
21:00……… -Free play
-Enjoy the relaxation area with jacuzzi and swimming pool
-The bar is open


Saturday the 11th of August 2018
07:00-08:40 -Breakfast
-Go for a swim in the swimming pool
-Take a run in the beautiful surroundings around Rönneberga
-Or just wake up slowly
When Odin Valhall Room 1:2 Room 3:4 Room 5 Room 10
08:40-09:00 Morning Music Making – Musical warm-up led by Ulrika Kron
09:00-09:05 Practical information
09:05-09:15 Music Moment: Aingeala de Burca on violin
Keynote lecture Tia DeNora
“My Favourite Things” – mind and matter, culture and perception, and the idea of music as an agent of change

10:30-10:50 20 minutes Coffee Break
Elderly/Dementia Children Music and Health
10:50-11:20 Symposium: 45

Breaking Taboos – Lets Talk About (our) Mistakes in Music Therapy.

Avi Gilboa; Daniel Thomas; Laurien Hakvoort; Brian T Harris; Michelle Low; Tania Balil

Oral: 138

To find the tone. A project describing and presenting different musical approaches to dementia.

Tone K.S. Kvamme

Oral: 205

Let´s dance: Regulation and affect attunement with an agitated bilingual child in a music therapy group.

Helle Stubkjær Mumm

Oral: 155

Music as participation! A public Health perspective on music therapy.

Karette Stensæth


Psychiatry Neurology
11:20-11:50 Oral: 80

Leaving Words Behind.

Hugo Jensen

Oral: 165

Music Therapy for emotional resilience and good mental health in mainstream primary school pupils.

Bethan K Lee Shrubsole

Oral: 186

The human voice and body movement as neuroaffective stimulation; – primary instruments for empowerment and self-soothing.

Sanne Storm

Oral: 206

Physiological variations to the application of Sound and Music in healthy musicians and non-musicians, and ischemic stroke patients from Casa Baubo Model. L&L. Applied Scientific Music Therapy.

Montserrat Löpez Merino; Luisa Ferände Clavero; Alejandro Marco Löpez; Marta Pérez Álvarez; Susana Arias.

11:50 -12:00 Short break
12:00-12:30 Oral: 195

Being together in humour and improvisation.

Nicky Haire

Oral: 211
Possible outcomes of improvisational music therapy with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder on their brain development: Study Protocol.Jinah Kim
Oral: 84

Trauma-focused Group Music and Imagery (GrpMI) with women suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Gabriella Rudstam

Oral: 79

Songwriting as a creative health resource after the terror attack on July 22, 2011.

Gro Trondalen

Oral: 122

A pilot project; Showing the impact of music therapy intervention in a neuro-rehabilitation setting.

Anna Menën-Sänchez; Laila Motty

12:30-13:00 Oral: 198

Make me feel your love.

Melanie Burton

Oral: 210

Music and the Armenian Genocide: The Impact of Music on Cultural Trauma and the Possibilities for Music Therapy.

Dalita P Getzoyan

Oral 116

On improvisation as dreaming and the therapist´s authentic use of self  in music therapy. 

Martin Lawes

Oral: 187

Combining Music Therapy and Technology: Interactive Musical Sonification for Balance Training.

Dominik Fuchs; Martin Krauser; Petra Friedrich

13:00-14:15 Lunch
14:15-14:45 Roundtable: 214

The Role of music therapists in interdisciplinary competence development in dementia care.

Jens Anderson-Ingstrup; Solgunn Elisabeth Knardal; Katarina Lindblad; Aase Marie Ottesen; Hanne Mette Ridder

Workshop: 208

Musical storytelling: playing with metaphor.

Cerrita Smith; Katherine Walters

Oral: 173

Generalization in Studies on Music Therapy. ABA and TEACCH: a literature review.

Sylvia Ingeborg Haering

Oral: 167

A Feasibility trial of group cognitive analytic music therapy (G-CAMT) in secure hospital settings.

Dr. Stella J Conpton Dickingson; Dr. Stephen Kellet; Dr. Jo Hall

Oral: 71

Mentalization in improvisational music therapy.

Niels Hannibal; Gitta Strehlow

14:45-15:15 Oral: 139

Making mistakes and making them right. From goof to intersubjectivity.

Ingeborg Nebelung

Oral: 159

From care to cure: a Music Therapy study in patients with acute psychiatric disorders inside General Hospital Unit.

Chiara Di Corato; Stefano Navone; Matteo Fabbri; Katarina Faggionato; Marta Caprin

Oral: 191

Utilizing Mixed Methods Research in Mechanistic Studies to Explore How Music Therapy Interventions Work.

Joke Bradt; Katherine Myers-Coffman

Oral: 76

Winnicott; Psychodynamics and Product Branding: re-imaging theoretical concepts to create new opportunities for growth, awareness and access.

Daniel Thomas; Vicky Abad

15:15-15:45 Oral: 94

Increasing well-being of parents of children with autism through Music-Oriented Counseling

Tali Gottfried

Oral: 158

Music therapy festival 1-2-3 – an example of music therapy practice in the mental health field

Øystein Lydvo; Lars Tuastad

Oral: 105

“Ensemble”: A model for group music therapy for developing social skills of preschool children.

Raisa Blanky-Voronov, Avi Gilboa

15:45-16:15 Coffee break
 16:15-17:45 Workshop: 184

Empowering and self-soothing with body- and voicework; music therapy with pregnant women suffering from anxiety and depression.

Sanne Storm

Workshop: 86

Music as a co-therapist: A taxonomy of music in therapeutic music and imagery work.

Margareta Wärja; Lars Ole Bonde

Workshop: 28

Safe and Sound: Music Psychotherapy in Trauma Recovery.

Brian Timothy Harris.

Workshop: 143
Therapeutic Music Listening – A new clinical method in Music Therapy.
Ingvild Stene
Workshop: 54

“Lost in Translation?” – Combining Heart and Head to Develop Succesful Music Therapy Presentations Across Contexts.

Daniel Thomas; Monika Overå; Tora S Gaden

17:45-18:30 Free time, where you can use the facilities at Rönneberga or do whatever you like
18:30-19:00 Rhythm workshop with Kristina Aspequist
19:00 -22:30 Formal Dinner and official closing of the Congress 2018
22:30 – ……… -Free play
-Enjoy the relaxation area with jacuzzi and swimming pool
-The bar is open
Sunday the 12th of August 2018
07.00-10.00 -Breakfast
-Go for a swim in the swimming pool
-Take a run in the beautiful surroundings around Rönneberga
-Or just wake up slowly
10.00-11.00 Check-out and departure
Unless you choose to stay for day or more and enjoy the facilities of Rönneberga