Monthly Archives: August 2019

Summer Program 2019 completed!

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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  …

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Thanks, as always to Welfare Association Lebanon for supporting the project.

Music Therapy Studies for M&R

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).