Report on the Music Therapy/Songwriting Workshop
RUSA 2.0 – Promoting Mental Health in Schools: A Collaborative Mental Health Program in Chennai
Keywords:songwriting; music theapy; children; mental health; adolesents
This report presents the outcomes of the Music Therapy/Songwriting Workshop held from August 3rd to August 30th, 2021, funded by the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a centrally sponsored programme by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The workshop aimed to familiarise participants with the concept of music therapy, introduce various music therapy intervention models, and specifically focus on the role of songwriting as a therapeutic tool. Participants were selected from the University of Madras based on their expertise in music, language, and psychology.
The report provides a comprehensive overview of the workshop, including its objectives, methodology, and key outcomes. It highlights the content covered during the training sessions, which included an introduction to music therapy principles, an exploration of different music therapy intervention models, and an in-depth focus on the role of songwriting as an academic and educational modality. Furthermore, the report presents the outcomes and impact of the workshop on the participants.
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