We worked hard in July – there were 17 of us, between professionals, trainees, students and volunteers, working in the Community Music groups (Saida and Beddawi) in psycho-social music support (Baalbek), and in music therapy (Beirut and Saida).
We worked hard … but we received much more … from more than 100 children, adolescents and student volunteers, who studied and played with us.
Here are just a few moments …
Thanks, as always to Welfare Association Lebanon for supporting the project.
Here are the 2 theses written by NISCVT psychologists Mohamad Orabi and Liliane Younes for their diploma at the Assisi Music Therapy School (presented March 2019).
Music Therapy and Toxic Stress – Mohamad Orabi
Music Therapy as a Medium for Communication – Liliane Younes
Together with the the M&R music therapy research team, Mohamad and Liliane continue to monitor and study the effects of clinical work for the protection of refugee children in Lebanon.
2 research projects are currently underway:
- investigating the effectiveness of music therapy in improving the emotional and social functioning in children between 7 and 11 years of age (publishing is planned for 2020);
- investigating music therapy as an intervention method for children under 3 years old with speech difficulties (results will be presented at the NISCVT 13th Mental Health Conference, 15-16 November 2019, Beirut).