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
Objectives: This pilot study examined how 15 participants in early rehabilitation described their self-composed Songs 6- to 12-mon..
Personal identity narratives of therapeutic songwriting participants following Spinal Cord Injury: A case series analysis
Chantal Roddy, Nikki Rickard, Jeanette Tamplin, Felicity Anne Baker
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) patients face unique identity challenges associated with physical limitations, higher ..
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..
Exploring the Self through Songwriting: An Analysis of Songs Composed by People with Acquired Neurodisability in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
Felicity A Baker, Jeanette Tamplin, Raymond AR MacDonald, Jennie Ponsford, Chantal Roddy, Claire Lee, Nikki Rickard
Background: Neurological trauma is associated with significant damage to people's pre-injury self-concept. Therapeutic songwriting..
A theoretical framework and therapeutic songwriting protocol to promote integration of self-concept in people with acquired neurological injuries
Jeanette Tamplin, Felicity A Baker, Raymond AR Macdonald, Chantal Roddy, Nikki S Rickard
A positive self-concept after neurological injury is associated with enhanced quality of life and good mental health. Therefore, e..
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..