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


Wednesday the 8th of August 2018
Venue  The Royal College of Music (KMH), 105 Valhallavägen, Stockholm
13:00 Registration opens in the lobby
15:30 Small refreshment and mingling
16:00 Kajsa Dahlström does herding calls (kulning) for the opening ceremony
Opening Ceremony hosted by Per-Henrik Holgersson, KMH, Head of the Department of Music Education, Music Therapy Education Coordinator
Cecilia Rydinger Alin, Vice-Chancellor of The Royal College of Music (KMH)


Staffan Scheja, Professor of Piano and Deputy Rector, KMH


Eva Bojner Horwitz, Professor of Music and Health, KMH

Katarina Lindblad, The Association for Music Therapy in Sweden (FMS)

Sören Oscarsson Musical Happening

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

Presented by Ann-Sofie Paulander, Senior Lecturer in Music Therapy, KMH


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-minute 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 Assessment Central to Music Therapy Practice Worldwide – Presenting the International Music 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. Michal 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, Ph.D
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 severely 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 ICF
Hanna Hakomäki; 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 Personality Disorder 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 Roundtable: 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 Hakvoort; 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 research about music and singing in everyday rehabilitation.
Aase Marie Ottesen
Oral: 78
The role of music engagement in sustaining resilient and healthy communities – From 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 Abrams; 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.

Avi 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 The City of Stockholm hosts a Reception at Stockholm City Hall which includes a tour 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 Sven Jerring Foundation
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
09:05-10:20 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; Jinah Kim; Rebecca E Fairchild; Stine L. Jacobsen, Viggo Krüger; Michael L Zanders
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 Kangaroo – 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; Eino Partanen; Gustaf Mårtensson; Satu Pakarinen; Kaija Mikkola; Jaakko Erkkilä; Vineta Fellman; Ulrika Ådén; 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: Participatory 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



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 from Childhood to Adolescence: Clinical and Research Perspectives.

Sami Alanne

Oral: 178

Music therapy for people with substance use disorders: Preliminary findings from 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

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; Catherine Carr; Laurien Hakvoort; Cherry Hense; Randi Rolvsjord; Hans Petter Solli; 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) Assessment for Children on the Autism Spectrum.

Tali Gottfried; Grace Thompson

Oral: 59

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

Katrina S Mcferran; Alex H Crooke


Oral: 134

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

Aspasia Fragkouli

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: 220

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

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.

Cochavit Elefant; Grace Thompson


Oral: 201

An action research 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 Coggins; 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; Britta Frederiksen; Inge Nygaard Pedersen

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.

Kirsi 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 – Let’s 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



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: 79

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

Gro Trondalen

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&S Applied Scientific Music Therapy.

Montserrat López Merino

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

Being together in humour and improvisation.

Nicky Haire

Oral: 101

Participation in Amateur Orchestra and Subjective Well-being in Korea: A Perspective from Community Music Therapy

Hyun-Jung Kang

Oral: 84

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

Gabriella Rudstam

Oral: 209

Service evaluation in music therapy: Introducing a Nordoff Robbins questionnaire

Giorgos Tsiris; Neta Spiro; Owen Coggins; Ania Zubala

Oral: 122

A Pilot Project: Showing the impact of music therapy intervention in a neurorehabilitation setting.

Anna Menén-Sánchez; Laila Motty

Adolescence Method/Theory
12:30-13:00 Oral: 198

Make me feel your love.

Melanie Burton

Oral: 137

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

Christine Wilhelmsen; Gisle Fuhr

Oral: 210

Music and the Armenian Genocide: The Impact of Music on Cultural Trauma and 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 Knauer; 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 Compton Dickinson; Dr. Stephen Kellet; Dr. Jo Hall

Oral: 71

Mentalization in improvisational music therapy.

Niels Hannibal; Gitta Strehlow

Oral : 211

Possible outcomes of improvisational music therapy with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder on their brain development: Study Protocol.

Jinah Kim; Bung-Nyen Kim

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, Ph. D; 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 Successful Music Therapy Presentations Across Contexts.

Daniel Thomas; Monika Overå; Tora S Gaden

17:45-18:00 Free time, where you can use the facilities at Rönneberga or do whatever you like
18:00-18:30 Rhythm workshop with Kristina Aspeqvist
18:30-19:00 Free time, where you can use the facilities at Rönneberga or do what you like
19:00 -22:00 Formal Dinner and official closing of the Congress 2018
22:00-….. Dance all night with Almost Motown
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