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Music Therapy Conversations

Jan 18, 2023

Episode 70 is the fourth and final dispatch from the EMTC conference at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, June 2022 (see also episodes 63, 65 and 68). Luke had the opportunity to speak to a genuine music therapy pioneer in the person of Inge Nygaard Pedersen. 

Inge Nygaard Pedersen is an Associate Professor, Emerita, PhD, Aalborg University, Denmark. She is the founder of the Aalborg Music Therapy Training Program and the Head of the Music Therapy Research Clinic at Aalborg University Hospital, Psychiatry 1995-2021. Her research areas include psychodynamic music therapy and psychiatry, supervision, and experiential/resonant learning processes for music therapy students (438 publications).

For publications see


Jacobsen, SL., Pedersen, IN & Bonde, LO (2019) A Comprehensive Guide to Music Therapy. Second Edition. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Pedersen, INP., Lindvang, C & Beck, BD (2022) Resonant Learning in Music Therapy. A Training Model to Tune the Therapist. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Pedersen, IN., Bonde, LO., Hannibal, N., Nielsen, J., Aagaard, J., Gold, C., Bertelsen, LR., Jensen, SB. & Nielsen, RE. (2021) Music Therapy vs. Music Listening for Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia: Randomized, Controlled, Assessor- and Patient-Blinded Trial. Frontiers in Psychiatry. Sec Psychiatry. 12, 738810