Music Therapy (Media in the Socio-Cultural Space of Ukraine)

Rufina Dobrovolska


The development of music therapy is a relevant topic for research, given that this phenomenon is still in its infancy in Ukraine. The purpose of the study is to analyze the media use of music therapy in the contemporary socio-cultural space of Ukraine. The main research methods are comparison, analysis, synthesis, and specification. The main research tools are a survey based on Google Forms, interviews. The territorial scope of the study covers different regions of Ukraine. The experimental verification of the use of music therapy in the socio-cultural space of Ukraine took place in several stages: theoretical and methodological, experimental and generalized. In particular, at the first stage, the peculiarities of the interpretation of music therapy and other theoretical problems of its use in the socio-cultural space were identified. At the second stage (experimental), a scientific experiment was conducted to identify the key problems and prospects of using music therapy through the media in the socio-cultural space of Ukraine. At the third stage, the data obtained were compared with the results of other scholars, in particular, the peculiarities of using music therapy in Ukraine and other European countries were compared and summarized. The results describe the peculiarities of using media-based music therapy in Ukraine, identify the main tools of mass communication used by music therapists in Ukraine, characterize the main goals of media-based music therapy, and outline the main challenges of using media resources in the practice of music therapists in Ukraine. It is established that the introduction of music therapy has common and distinctive features in comparison with European countries. The conclusions emphasize the importance of music therapy in the modern socio-cultural space of Ukraine, and it is determined that music therapy continues to develop in view of the current demand for psychotherapists in Ukraine.

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