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Music Therapy | HPM



1st Music Therapy Program for adolescents with emotional and communication difficulties at HPM 


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: 10 sessions

Duration: 50 minutes (per session)

Frequency: weekly

Modality: Group sessions, closed group

Location: Hospital Particular da Madeira

Expected weekday: Wednesday – 7pm to 7:50pm, with some exceptions

Expected dates:

September 21st 2022
September 28th, 2022
October 4th, 2022*
October 12th, 2022
October 19th, 2022
November 2nd, 2022
November 9th, 2022
November 16th, 2022
November 23rd, 2022
December 6th, 2022*


Pack price: 165 euros

Music therapist: Dr. Carina Freitas (Pedopsychiatry)

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.

The dates and times indicated may be changed, however it will be communicated in advance.



- 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