Congrats to GAMUT colleagues Guro Parr Klyve and Randi Rolvsjord for new article in Nordic journal of music therapy;
Moments of fun: Narratives of children’s experiences of music therapy in mental health care
The article concerns music therapy as part of treatment in mental health care. From the abstract in the article we can read:
«In the children’s expressions, the word fun seemed to be a container of experiences, with rich variations and multiple meanings. Through a thorough attention to this word and the children’s actions before, after and while they spoke, multidimensional meanings of the word emerged. Through listening to the children’s own experiences, fun proved to be an essential part of music therapy in mental health care with children, not as mere entertainment, but as something of existential importance and with great therapeutic potentials».