Therapeutic songwriting, neurodisability, and identity
Grant number: DP150100201 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018
Thousands of Australians present with fractured identities following acquired spinal or brain injuries which can diminish their capacity to participate in and contribute to society. This project aims to investigate the effect of a song writing intervention on reconstruction of a meaningful integrated identity and psychological wellbeing post-injury. It aims to construct a model of mechanisms of change, identify factors influencing change and explore the role of musical identity in the process of identity reconstruction. It is expected that the findings will show evidence that song writing can enhance wellbeing, improve self-concept, and increase social and economic participation in society.
Related publications (7)
Exploring self-concept, wellbeing and distress in therapeutic songwriting participants following acquired brain injury: A case series analysis
C Roddy, N Rickard, J Tamplin, YEC Lee, FA Baker
Acquired brain injury (ABI) presents a significant threat to sense of self and necessitates a complex process of psychosocial adju..
Meaning Making Process and Recovery Journeys Explored Through Songwriting in Early Neurorehabilitation: Exploring the Perspectives of Participants of Their Self-Composed Songs Through the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Felicity A Baker, Jeanette Tamplin, Nikki Rickard, Peter New, Jennie Ponsford, Chantal Roddy, Young-Eun C Lee
Mechanisms of Change in Self-concept and Wellbeing following a Songwriting Intervention for People in Early Phase of Neuro-Rehabilitation
Y Lee, F Baker, J Tamplin
Self-concept represents a collection of subjective beliefs and schemas that encompass the past, present, and future selves and cov..
Flow and meaningfulness as mechanisms of change in self-concept and well-being following a songwriting intervention for people in the early phase of neurorehabilitation
FA Baker, N Rickard, J Tamplin, C Roddy
Anecdotal evidence suggests that songwriting assists people with spinal cord injury (SCI) or acquired brain injury (ABI) to explor..