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Music therapy in hungary – the life of mt 2


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A short description of music therapy in Hungary and the work of the Hungarian Music Therapy Association

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Music therapy in hungary – the life of mt 2

  1. 1. Music Therapy in Hungary – The life of Hungarian Music Therapy Association
  2. 2. About Hungary  Scientists  White wine  Thermal springs  Music / Sziget Festival
  3. 3. Research  Composers Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, who researched Hungarian folk music and revealed it to Hungarians and the rest of the world in the first half of the 20th century
  4. 4. Kodály’s Concept of Music Teaching and its Effect on Linking Music and Therapy  Introduce music to the field of special needs  Self-expression  Transformative effect  Reformed music education system  Making music accessible to everyone
  5. 5. Field of special needs  Kodály’s idea about making music accessible to everyone inspired many musicians and music teachers to introduce music to the field of special needs  They have used the Ulwila method
  6. 6. Klára Kokas  Kodály follower Klára Kokas  Children moved to music  Singing folksongs  Relaxing position  Improvise movements and transform into different imaginary beings  Dance in the group or dance a solo  Share their experience
  7. 7. The Beginnings of Music Therapy in Mental Health  Using music integrated into the therapy process in psychiatry started in the late 60’s  Dr. Ildikó Konta’s musical painting
  8. 8. Games in therapy  Composer László Sáry used creative musical games  Games required concentration, listening, enabled the patiens to experience order, togetherness and creativity  One of the next guests in Balassi Institute
  9. 9. The development of the profession  The first meeting of professionals in 1980  Conferences and workshops organised at the Institute of Psychiatric Rehabilitation  Music Therapy category was formed within the Hungarian Psychiatric Association in 1986
  10. 10. New connections abroad  1989, music therapists from outside Hungary  Heinrich Moll, Miklós Buzási, Dr.Gregorio Tisera, Gabriela Wagner, Attila Missura, Kimmo Lehtonen, and Eva Mees-Christeller
  11. 11. Two Hungarian music therapy associations  Albert Schweitzer Music Therapy Association in Pécs was founded by Attila Sasvári in 1992  Hungarian Music Therapy Association was founded by Ildikó Konta and chaired by Katalin Urbán Varga in 1994.
  12. 12. Training Courses  In 1992 the first post- graduate course took place in Pécs at the Liszt Academy of Music in cooperation with the Medical School of Pécs  The three year post- graduate course was running from 1992 until 1996 when an accreditation process to comply with EU regulations began  The program was relaunched in 2003 as a 2.5 year post-graduate part-time arts therapies in Pécs  Additional two year post- graduate part-time music therapy training in Budapest
  13. 13. Music therapy training course at the Special Needs Faculty of the Eötvös University in Budapest From 2003, led by  Dr. Ildikó Konta  Katalin Urbán Varga  Dr. Anna Fekete.  Prof. Hans Helmut Decker- Voigt from Germany, helping music therapy gain recognition in postcommunist countries
  14. 14. The Post-graduate Education in Budapest  At Eötvös Loránd University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculity of Special Education  For 2 years: 870 houres  Most important aim is self experience.
  15. 15. Requirement and Preliminary examination: Requirement:  At least a BA degree  120 hour self- experience course „personality developement with music therapy”  At least 6 years of experience in music Examination:  Music: sing and performance on one’s musical instrument  Psychology: psychological knowledge and aptitude  Situation practise: flexibility, creativity
  16. 16. Future music therapists study… Psychology, psychotherapy, patopsychology, psychiatry, paint, psychodiagnostic, pedagogy, special education, art, verbal grouptherapy, music theory, dramatic folk games and game therapy (with also Kodaly method), improvisation, dance and movement therapy, situation practise
  17. 17. What is music therapy?
  18. 18. The Fields in Which Music Therapists Work in Hungary  Medical rehabilitation  Education counselling service  Psychiatry  Special education  Schools  Nursery schools  Logopedia  Hospice  Retirement home  Prevention groupes  Children hospitals  Foundations  Team building  and more…
  19. 19. Our work and aims for the future  In 2015 the leadership of the association renewed, and in 2016 it’s final form was born, with 6 enthusiastic music therapist in the presidency  In 2016 Music Therapy Conference in Budapest with a special guest visitor from Luxemburg, Laurence Reuter  Themes were: a music group on a psychiatry, MT with refugees, with multiple difficulities, in neurorehabilitation, childrehabilitation, our musical motherlanguage, and even musical bowls
  20. 20. International aspects  For the third time we joined European Music Therapy Day on november 15 (
  21. 21. Education  Maintain the professional leading of the music therapy education in Budapest, both 120 hour „personality developement with music therapy”, and the 2 year post-graduate education  Continue the education on the Eötvös Loránd University Bárczi Gusztáv faculity of Special education
  22. 22. Music Therapy Club  Keep on with Musictherapy Clubs, once a month in Budapest Music Center (there are at least 100 professional music therapists in Hungary!)
  23. 23. In the future…2017-2020  Continue organising Musictherapy Conferences  Continue organising meetings for European Music Therapy Day  Propagandise professional music therapy in Hungary  Initiate a Professional Music Therapyst Database  Inviting professional Music Therapists to Hungary for workshops  Getting new friends in Slovenia 
  24. 24. Last questiones… …?
  25. 25. Thank you for your kind attention!