Music listening enhances cognitive recovery and mood after middle cerebral artery stroke. Brain (2008), Vol 131, Issue 3, Pp. 866-876. Authors: Teppo Särkämö, Mari Tervaniemi and Mikko Mikkonen, Cognitive Brain Research Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, and Helsinki Brain Research Centre, Helsinki. Sari Laitinen, Anita Forsblom, and Jaakko Erkkilä, Department of Music, University […]
Suomen Musiikkiterapiayhdistys – Finnish Society for Music Therapy (FSMT). The Finnish Society for Music Therapy (FSMT) produces many publications in the field of music therapy and a journal called ”Musiikkiterapia”.
Projective drawings as an aid to music therapy. A case study of an uncommunicative and withdrawn 17 year old Finnish male adolescent who had symbols and thoughts in his mind which he could not express verbally but came in contact with during music therapy sessions. He was then able to use drawings to reflect his […]
Image consultation: Supporting the work of art therapists In ‘image consultation’ the response of the art therapist’s peer group to viewing the client’s images challenges the viewing habits and so helps to revitalise and deepen the therapist’s relationship to the unconscious process in her client. An chapter written by Riitta Laine, in the book Supervision […]
Finnish and English children’s color use to depict affectively characterized figures. In this study it was found that Finnish and English children differed in their use of color for drawings of neutral and nasty figures. The findings are discussed in terms of the need to explore the role of culture in mediating children’s use of […]
Therapeutic Recreation in Finland. This article will introduce therapeutic recreation (TR) in Finland. After introducing the country briefly, the history of TR and the history of TR education in Finland is introduced. Using different crafts as TR facilitation method have had and still have an important role in TR and TR education. A brief introduction […]
Images of Loneliness: Using Art as an Educational Method in Professional Training. This peer reviwed article states that viewing art and discussing perceptions of loneliness or suffering was an effective method to help healthcare professionals develop empathy in the elderly care. By Lisbeth Blomqvist, Kaisu Pitkala, Pirkko Routasalo, The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, […]
A comparison of medical students’ perceptions of three experiential methods. This study aims to compare Finnish medical students’ perceptions of the suitability of three experiential methods in learning interpersonal communication competence (ICC). The three methods it seeks to explore are: theatre in education; simulated patient interview with amateur actors; and role-play with peers. The methods […]