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Music Therapy | HPM



2nd Music Therapy Program for adolescents with emotional and communication difficulties at Madeira Private Hospital 


Main goal:

Group music therapy is an opportunity for adolescents to express themselves and develop their self-esteem, self-confidence and social skills.


Therapeutic group in which will be used receptive music therapy tecniques (musical listening, guided images with music and relaxation) and active tecniques (recreation and composition of songs, improvisation, singing, lyrics analysis). At the end of each session, there will be a moment of reflection and sharing about the emotions and thoughts evoked by the music.


Facilitates communication
Improves socialization
Improves self-esteem
Improves self-confidence
Improves mood states
Improves emotion management
Improves stress management

General characterization:

Recipients: Adolescents between 13 and 17 years old, who have emotional, communication and social interaction difficulties.

Number of elements: 5 to 6 elements per therapeutic group

Number of sessions: 5 sessions

Duration: 50 minutes (per session)

Frequency: Weekly

Modality: Group sessions, closed group

Location: Madeira Private Hospital (Hospital Particular da Madeira)

Expected weekday: Wednesdays, 7pm to 7:50pm


February 8th 2023
February 15th 2023
March 1st 2023
March 8th 2023
March 15th 2023

Pack price: 85 euros

Music therapist: Dr Carina Freitas – Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Music therapist

Notes: Participants do not need to have musical training, but it is important to enjoy music.

Before starting the program, each participant needs an individual clinical evaluation in a Child Psychiatry Consultation to assess whether they meet the eligibility criteria to join the therapeutic group.



- Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry- IF 2.54 – Publicado a 23 de Fevereiro 2022
Freitas, C., Fernández-Company, J. F., Pita, M. F., & García-Rodríguez, M. (2022). Music therapy for adolescents with psychiatric disorders: An overview. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 0(0), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1177/13591045221079161





Available Hospital Units: 

Hospital Particular da Madeira - Funchal