Training Music Therapists to Conduct Musical Dialogue Between Groups in Conflict

Elana Baruch, Avi Gilboa, Ayelet Dassa

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Throughout the past years the first author has been conducting and developing “musical dialogue” groups with the aim of allowing people from conflicting groups to meet, to listen to each other, and to practice respect and tolerance towards each other. These groups enhanced dialogue between participants and alleviated tensions between conflicting sectors. The music, and especially the use of songs, enabled a safe environment in which dialogue, free expression of emotions, and listening were possible. (Baruch, 2017). Impressions from these groups can be obtained at
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)76-77
Number of pages2
JournalMusic Therapy Today
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020

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Special Issue: Proceedings: 16th World Congress of Music Therapy


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