Conversation with Portuguese writer Afonso Cruz
Music Therapy: New Pathways to Health Promotion
Music therapy is a science that uses music in a systematic way to promote health, both in the prevention and treatment of various diseases, in the most diverse age groups (infants, children, adolescents and adults).
The professional music therapist can act in varied contexts such as in the area of mental health, people with autism, schizophrenia, chemical dependency; in the social area, with minors at risk, inmates; in companies, in the selection of people and training of teams; in hospitals, people with HIV, cancer patients, terminal patients and also in the area of education and special education, people with learning disabilities, speech disorders and people with physical, mental, hearing, visual and multiple disabilities.
In this therapy there is no need for the patient to have any prior knowledge of music. The use of music is not an end in itself, but through the relationship between music, patient and music therapist can cause psychological, behavioural, social changes; develop the ability to communicate and express feelings, improve attention, perception, creativity and so on
Brazilian music therapist Fernanda Valentin will present some of her practices performed in her country that have achieved significant results and will discuss ways to apply this therapy in the Mozambican context.
Fernanda Valentin graduated in Music Therapy and Master in Music from the Federal University of Goiás. PhD student in Clinical Psychology and Culture at the University of Brasília. Professor of Music Therapy at UFG. Develops research and actions with families, groups and communities.
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 22 2017 at 18h30
Address: Centro Cultural Brasil Moçambique (CCBM), Av. 25 de Setembro, no. 1728 Maputo