MMW/AMPS Public Seminar: Prof Joke Bradt (USA) - Vocal Music Therapy For Chronic Pain Management

11/09/2014

6:00 pm

Presentation Title: Vocal Music Therapy: An Embodied Approach to Chronic Pain Management

Presenter: Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC

Affiliation: Drexel University, Department of Creative Arts Therapies (Philadelphia, USA)

Location: Old Arts Theatre B, Melbourne University, Parkville Campus

Abstract:

This presentation will introduce the attendees to the use of vocal music therapy (VMT) for chronic pain management. Through clinical examples and video segments of actual VMT session, Dr. Bradt will discuss how vocal music therapy activates mechanisms that play an important role in the management of chronic pain. She will also present the results of an NIH-funded study on the effects of VMT on core outcomes in chronic pain management.