Music Therapy and Bereavement

Kathryn Sperry, Georgia College and State University

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the effects of music therapy-based passive music listening on the grieving process of college students. Possible subjects will be asked to participate in a survey consisting of three questions: have you dealt with grief in terms of bereavement (i.e. Have you lost someone close to you)? Do you associate a certain song or genre of music to the deceased? Did listening to that music assist you in the grieving process? Intended audiences of this research include music therapy students, board certified music therapists, and grief counselors.

 
Apr 10th, 9:00 AM Apr 10th, 10:00 AM

Music Therapy and Bereavement

HSB 201

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the effects of music therapy-based passive music listening on the grieving process of college students. Possible subjects will be asked to participate in a survey consisting of three questions: have you dealt with grief in terms of bereavement (i.e. Have you lost someone close to you)? Do you associate a certain song or genre of music to the deceased? Did listening to that music assist you in the grieving process? Intended audiences of this research include music therapy students, board certified music therapists, and grief counselors.