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The Harp Therapy Journal

Published quarterly since 1996, The Harp Therapy Journal is the leading professional journal for therapeutic harpists and other musicians. Articles in The Harp Therapy Journal address topics such as historical and cultural perspectives, scientific and medical research, theoretical models, interviews, case studies, music, professional development, and related news.

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The Music Practitioner

Published quarterly by the Music for Healing and Transition Program (MHTP), this E-newsletter creates a forum for its students, graduates, and other interested readers. Publication contributions are from current graduate/student articles, national news, and events/conferences. Contributions are diverse and may include articles on personal experience and growth, marketing tips, news briefs, and tips on music for therapeutic use.

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Research and article links:

Brain Waves of Distressed Patients Slow to Meditative State as Violist Plays, Study Finds Written by Marla Paul, published in Medical Xpress. Original study conducted by Northwestern University and published in Frontiers in Neurology. September 2023.


Healthcare musicians and musico-emotional work: An in-depth case study within the context of end-of-life care Written by Taru-Anneli Koivisto, published in Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy: First View (Advance Online Publication). January 2022.

Impact of Live Therapeutic Music on Stress Levels Among Healthcare Workers in COVID-19 Critical Care Units Written by Cheryl Bittel, MSN, APRN, CCNS, NP-C, CCRN, et al., published in Interprofessional Journal of Healthcare and Research: Vol. 1 , Article 1. September 2021.

A New Prescription: A Dose of Live Music for Hospital Patients Written by Sumathi Reddy, published in Dow Jones Institutional News, September 14, 2020.

Evaluating physiologic outcomes of music interventions in the neonatal intensive care unit: a systematic review Written by Sophia M. Foroushani et al. Published in Journal of Perinatology. July 2020.


Haven: Sharing receptive music listening to foster connections and wellbeing for people with dementia who are nearing the end of life, and those who care for them Written by Claire E Garabedian and Fiona Kelly, published in Dementia (London). July 2020.

Effects of music interventions on stress-related outcomes: a systematic review and two meta-analyses Written by Martina de Witte, et al., published in Health Psychology Review. July 2019 (date of epublication).

Music Intervention as a Tool in Improving Patient Experience in Palliative Care Written by Cynthia S. Peng, et al., published in Am J Hosp Palliat Care. January 2019.

What is a Professional? Originally published by Kaye Ragland in The Educational Therapist,
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Music is an effective intervention for the management of pain: An umbrella review Written by Martin-Saavedra JS, Vergara-Mendez LD, Talero-Gutiérrez C. Published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. August 2018.

Music‐based therapeutic interventions for people with dementia Written by Van Der Steen, et al. Published in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. July 2018.

Supportive Care Programs for Patients with Cancer Written by Chris Pirschel, published in ONS Voice, April 2, 2018.

At CHOMP, Licensed Musicians Use an Ancient Instrument to Help Transport Patients to a Peaceful Place Written by David Schmalz, published in Monterey County Weekly, January 25, 2018.

Effect of Specific Music on Psychoneuroimmunological Responses Written by Abdul Waheed et al., published in International Journal of Oncology Research, Volume 1, Issue 2. Copyright 2018.

Music-Induced Analgesia in Chronic Pain Conditions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Written by Eduardo A. Garza-Villereal, MD et al. Published in Pain Physician Journal. November 2017.

Application of Therapeutic Harp Sounds for Quality of Life Among Hospital Patients Written by Diane M. Schneider, JD, PHD et al. Published in Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Volume 49, Issue 5. May 2015.

Therapeutic Musicians in the media:

An Interview with Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner Cheryl Dalmer

Featuring Cheryl Dalmer, CTHP

Published by AM630 Ched, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, October 3, 2023


Harp for Hearts

Featuring Heather Olson, CTM-CCM

Published by Shaw Spotlight, Canada, June 7, 2023

Harp Therapy at South Shore Hospital

Featuring Nicole Anderson, MS, CTM-CCM, NSBTM Treasurer

Published by South Shore Hospital, Weymouth, MA, Sept. 2018

Using Harp Therapy to Support People Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually

Featuring Martha Lawrance, CTHP

Published by Global News Canada, March 2018

Therapeutic Music at JPS Health Network

Featuring Laurence Furr, PhD, CCM

Published by JPS Health Network March 2018

Healing Harp Therapy Benefits NICU Babies

Featuring Nancy Brockman, CMP

Published by Channel ABC11, Raleigh, NC, Dec. 2017

Arts in Focus - Jefferson Svengsouk

Featuring Jefferson Svengsouk, NSBTM Chair, on Native American flute

Published by PBS WXXI Arts in Focus, Sept. 2016

South Jersey's Healing Harpist

Featuring Nancy Beal, CMHT

Published by, August 2016

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