• Sara Schou Nielsen
4. semester, Musikterapi, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
This Master's Thesis presents a qualitative single case study from a music therapy treatment program from my 9. semester placement at Royal Hospital of Neuro-disability in London. I worked with a male patient suffering from acquired brain injury in the shape of encephalitis and during our music therapy sessions, I sensed that we had a good relationship and that he went through some changes from the beginning of the music therapy treatment program till the end of the program. In the light of this the Master's Thesis examines our relationship in the music therapy sessions using an AQR inspired analysis on two clinical improvisations; one from the beginning of our music therapy treatment program and one from the end of our music therapy treatment program. I also examine, how you, in the light of the analysis, can evaluate to what extent the method is applicable. The analysis' are carried out by me (the music therapist) and two co-analysists who are both students at the music therapy program at Aalborg university, and the results of these analysis' are compared and discussed.
In the conclusion I suggest that the method is in fact applicable if used appropriately on appropriate material and can be used to say something about the patients level of function. What I conclude that the method cannot be used to, is to say anything about whether the relationship between the patient and therapist is in fact improved. This due to the buildup of the method where you, when you apply it on clinical improvisations use two to four scales to carry out the analysis. By using these scales to analyse you can say something about the patients level of function and that the patient did in fact change during our therapy. However you cannot by using AQR conclude that the patient and therapist's relationship has improved.
Udgivelsesdato31 maj 2012
Antal sider58
ID: 63472609