Therapeutic Dialogues in Symphony


Journal of Systemic Therapies




This article chronicles the implementation of a therapeutic workshop aimed at incorporating musical improvisation in therapy through collaborative work based on dialogical practices. The idea behind the workshop is to highlight the differences between traditional music and art therapies and improvisation and collaborative approaches. Its aim is to be innovative in the way musical resources are employed in psychology, taking them beyond a supportive role in managing well-being, and using them as a tool in dialogical and relational therapies for the expression of ideas, experiences, feelings, and stories that therapeutically assist in the construction of understanding of the stories and events in a diversity of participants. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)

Music and Health Institute Terms

Improvisation; Mental Health; Wellness and Well-Being

Indexed Terms

musical improvisation; psychotherapy; collaborative practices; Art Therapy; Collaboration; Emotions; Well Being

Study Type

Editorial, Opinions, Position Papers

Document Type