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Claire Ghetti

Associate Professor, Program Coordinator, Integrated Master's Program in Music Therapy; Assistant Leader, GAMUT - The Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre
  • E-mailClaire.Ghetti@uib.no
  • Phone+47 465 08 095
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    Lars Hilles gate 3
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7800
    5020 Bergen

Music therapy to reduce traumatization in intensive medical contexts

Infant/caregiver interaction in the setting of prematurity

Music therapy as procedural support for invasive medical procedures

Music therapy as emotional-approach coping

Music therapy for substance use problems

Music therapy theory

MUTP 206 Music therapy theory development

MUTP 301 Music therapy in habilitation and medical contexts

MUTP 304 Music in mental health, substance abuse treatment and older adult care

MUTP 312 Music therapy research methods

MUTP 350 Master's thesis in music therapy

Master's thesis supervision

 

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2021. The LongSTEP approach: Theoretical framework and intervention protocol for using parent-driven infant-directed singing as resource-oriented music therapy. Nordic journal of music therapy.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Longitudinal Study of music Therapy's Effectiveness for Premature infants and their caregivers (LongSTEP): Feasibility study with a Norwegian cohort. The Journal of music therapy. 40 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2020. A Survey of Music Therapists Working in Pediatric Medical Settings in the United States . The Journal of music therapy. 34-65.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Music therapy for preterm infants and their parents: A path forward for research in Poland. Roczniki Psychologiczne. 135-150.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Longitudinal study of music therapy's effectiveness for premature infants and their caregivers (LongSTEP): Protocol for an international randomised trial. BMJ Open. 1-16.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Implementation of music therapy at a Norwegian children's hospital: a focused ethnographic study. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy. 21 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2018. A Theoretical Model of Resource-Oriented Music Therapy with Informal Hospice Caregivers during Pre-Bereavement. The Journal of music therapy. 27-61.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Music therapy for people with substance use disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 1-16.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Performing a family of practices: Developments in community music therapy across international contexts. Music Therapy Perspectives. 161-170.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Music therapy for preterm infants and their parents: A meta-analysis. Pediatrics.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Maintaining the dialogue of influence: Developing music therapy theory in pace with practice and research. Approaches: Mousikotherapeia kai Eidikī Mousikī Paidagōgikī. 30-37.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Feasibility of the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC) for use with pediatric populations. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Music therapy and music-based interventions for surgery, medical procedures and examinations. Journal of Medical Music Therapy. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Effect of music therapy with emotional-approach coping on pre-procedural anxiety in cardiac catheterization: A randomized controlled trial. The Journal of music therapy. 93-122.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Music therapy as procedural support for invasive medical procedures: Toward the development of music therapy theory. Nordic journal of music therapy. 3-35.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Clinical practice of dual-certified music therapists/child life specialists: A phenomenological study. The Journal of music therapy. 317-345.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Active music engagement with emotional approach coping to improve well-being in liver and kidney transplant recipients. The Journal of music therapy. 463-485.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Incorporating music therapy into the harm reduction approach to managing substance use problems. Music Therapy Perspectives. 84-90.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Comparison of the effectiveness of three music therapy conditions to modulate behavior states in students with profound disabilities: A pilot study. Music Therapy Perspectives. 20-30.
  • Show author(s) 2001. An analysis of music therapy student practicum behaviors and their relationship to clinical effectiveness: An explanatory investigation. The Journal of music therapy. 307-320.
Lecture
  • Show author(s) 2020. Mot en forståelse av norske tilnærminger til musikkterapeutisk praksis innen rusfeltet .
  • Show author(s) 2019. Music therapy in action: International collaboration through research and education.
  • Show author(s) 2019. I feel safe with you: Exploring the role of safety and security within music therapy education in culturally diverse training contexts.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Longitudinal Study of music Therapy’s Effectiveness for Premature infants and their caregivers (LongSTEP): Feasibility study and international randomized controlled trial.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Longitudinal Study of music Therapy's Effectiveness for Premature infants and their caregivers (LongSTEP): Polish feasibility study and international randomised trial.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Musikkterapi gjennom slutten av livet. Modell for palliativ omsorg for barn: praksis- og brukererfaringer.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Music therapy as a resource for supporting resilience in children and youth experiencing trauma.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Music therapy for premature infants and their parents/caregivers: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Music Therapy for preterm infants and their parents/caregivers during NICU hospitalization and after discharge to home: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Music therapy for premature infants and their parents/caregivers: Evaluation of evidence and suggestions for practice development.
  • Show author(s) 2015. LongSTEP: Longitudinal study of music therapy's effectiveness for premature infants: Study protocol for a feasibility RCT.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2020. Real World Challenges in Research: When a Multi-nation Pragmatic Trial Meets a Pandemic.
  • Show author(s) 2020. LongSTEP: Implementering av en internasjonal klinisk studie om musikkterapi for premature barn og deres foreldre .
  • Show author(s) 2020. Finding our groove: Navigating diverse cultural contexts to initiate a multi-nation randomized controlled trial of music therapy for premature infants and their parents. .
  • Show author(s) 2020. Effectiveness of NICU Music Therapy with a High Degree of Parental Involvement Assessed at Discharge from Hospital .
  • Show author(s) 2019. Researching in the contemporary landscape: Taking a “LongSTEP” for music therapy research with premature infants and their parents.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Music therapy for people with substance use disorders: preliminary findings from a Cochrane systematic review.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Longitudinal study of music therapy’s effectiveness for premature infants and their caregivers (longstep): results from feasibility studies and first steps in an international randomized controlled trial.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Reflexive practice: Considering music therapy for procedural support in pediatric palliative care.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Music therapy as procedural support - theoretical model and practical examples.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Music therapy and addiction.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Analysing and exploring practice: A working model of music therapy as procedural support for invasive procedures.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Music-facilitated dramatic play as emotional healing for distressed hospitalized children.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Medical music therapy for children and adolescents.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Cultivating the leaders within: The role of music therapists in transformational leadership.
Editorial
  • Show author(s) 2020. The crisis of the unacknowledged context. Nordic journal of music therapy.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Reflection and accountability: Towards acknowledging and dismantling oppressive structures. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy.
Short communication
  • Show author(s) 2020. Music therapy for people with substance use disorders (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
Book review
  • Show author(s) 2015. Book review. The study of music therapy: current issues and concepts. Nordic journal of music therapy. 179-180.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Review of the book Pediatric Music Therapy. Music Therapy Perspectives. 117-118.
Letter to the editor
  • Show author(s) 2007. Letter to the editor in response to the article, "Tactile Music Therapy at Night for Patients on ECMO in the Pediatric Intensive Care Setting". Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. 173-173.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) 2020. Resonance between theory and practice: Development of a theory-supported documentation tool for music therapy as procedural support within a biopsychosocial frame. 31 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Qualitative content analysis.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Phenomenological research in music therapy. 34 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Correlation and regression in nonexperimental and experimental research.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Chapter 7: The future of medical music therapy for children and adolescents. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2015. The girl who awoke with no voice: The use of music-facilitated dramatic play for a child requiring unforeseen tracheotomy. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Chapter 15 - Sounds of strength: Music therapy for hospitalized children at risk for traumatization. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Chapter 5 - Pediatric Intensive Care. 53 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). 36 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Music therapy in wellness. 21 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplant. 47 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Music therapy in wellness. 15 pages.
Abstract
  • Show author(s) 2016. Music therapy for premature infants and their parents/caregivers: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nordic journal of music therapy. 131-131.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Music Therapy for preterm infants and their parents/caregivers during NICU hospitalization and after discharge to home: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Psychology (IJP). 673-673.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Analysing and exploring practice: A working model of music therapy as procedural support for invasive medical procedures. Nordic journal of music therapy. 25-25.
Poster
  • Show author(s) 2016. Music therapy for premature infants and their parents/caregivers: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Longitudinal impact of music therapy on premature infants and their caregivers: Study protocol for a feasibility randomized controlled trial.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) 2019. Dialectical behaviour therapy and 12-step programmes for substance use disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 274-285.
Chapter
  • Show author(s) 2020. Głos rodzica jako zasób: Rozważania nad użyciem śpiewu rodziców z dziećmi urodzonymi przedwcześnie w muzykoterapii w ramach badania LongSTEP. 189-203. In:
    • Show author(s) 2020. Muzykoterapia dzieci przedwcześnie urodzonych i ich rodzin. Teoria i praktyka [Music therapy for premature children and their families. Theory and practice].

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Articles in international peer-reviewed journals

Gaden, T. S., Ghetti, C., Kvestad, I., & Gold, C. (2021). The LongSTEP approach: Theoretical framework and intervention protocol for using parent-driven infant-directed singing as resource-oriented music therapy. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, XX(XX), 1-26. doi: 10.1080/08098131.2021.1921014

Ullsten, A., Pölkki, T., & Ghetti, C. M. (2021). Parents as nurturing resources: A family integrated approach to music therapy for neonatal procedural support. Music & Medicine, 13(2), 99-111.

Ghetti, C., Vederhus, B. J., Gaden, T. S., Brenner, A. K., Bieleninik, Ł., Kvestad, I., Assmus, J., & Gold, C. (2021). Longitudinal Study of music Therapy's Effectiveness for Premature infants and their caregivers (LongSTEP): Feasibility study with a Norwegian cohort. Journal of Music Therapy, 58(2), 201-240. doi: 10.1093/jmt/thaa023

Ghetti, C., Chen, X.-J., Brenner, A. K., Hakvoort, L.G., Lien, L., Fachner, J., & Gold, C. (2020). Music therapy for people with substance use disorders (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD012576. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD012576.pub2

Ghetti, C. M. (2020). Reflection and accountability: Towards acknowledging and dismantling oppressive structures [Editorial]. Voices: A world forum for musictherapy, 20(3). doi: 10.15845/voices.v20i3.3179

Ghetti, C. M. (2020). The crisis of the unacknowledged context [Editorial]. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 29(5), 395-397. doi: 10.1080/08098131.2020.1811576

Knott, D., Biard, M., Nelson, K.E., Epstein, S., Robb, S.L., & Ghetti, C.M. (2020). A survey of music therapists working in pediatric medical settings in the United States. Journal of Music Therapy, 57(1), 34-65. doi: 10.1093/jmt/thz019

Bieleninik, Ł., & Ghetti, C. (2019). Music therapy for preterm infants and their parents: A path forward for research in Poland. Roczniki Psychologiczne / Annals of Psychology, 22(2), 135-150. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18290/rpsych.2019.22.2-3

Ghetti, C., Bieleninik, Ł., Hysing, M., Kvestad, I., Assmus, J., Romeo, R., . . . Gold, C. (2019). Longitudinal Study of music Therapy's Effectiveness for Premature infants and their caregivers (LongSTEP): Protocol for an international randomized trial. BMJ Open, 0:e025062. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025062.

Giannelli, E., Gold, C., Bieleninik, Ł., Ghetti, C., & Gelo, O.C.G. (2019). Dialectical behaviour therapy and 12-step programmes for substance use disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 00, 1-12. doi: 10.1002/capr.12228.

Due, F. B., & Ghetti, C. (2018). Implementation of music therapy at a Norwegian children’s hospital: a focused ethnographic study. Voices: A world forum for music therapy, 18(2), 1-21.

Potvin, N., Bradt, J., & Ghetti, C. (2018). A theoretical model of resource-oriented music therapy with informal hospice caregivers during pre-bereavement. Journal of Music Therapy, 55(1), 27-61.

Ghetti, C., Chen, X., Fachner, J., & Gold, C. (2017). Music therapy for people with substance use disorders (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD012576

Bieleninik, L., Ghetti, C., & Gold, C. (2016). Music Therapy for Preterm Infants and Their Parents: A Meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 138(3), e20160971. doi:10.1542/peds.2016-0971

Ghetti, C. M. (2016). Performing a family of practices: Developments in community music therapy across international contexts. Music Therapy Perspectives, 34(2), 161-170. doi: 10.1093/mtp/miv047

Ghetti, C. M. (2015). Maintaining the dialogue of influence: Developing music therapy theory in pace with practice and research. Approaches: Music Therapy & Special Music Education, Special Issue 7(1).

Magee, W. L., Ghetti, C. M., & Moyer, A. (2015). Feasibility of the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC) for use with pediatric populations. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:698. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00698

Ghetti, C. M. (2014). Music therapy and music-based interventions for surgery, medical procedures and examinations. Journal of Medical Music Therapy, 7(1), 1-10.

Ghetti, C. M. (2013). Effect of music therapy with emotional-approach coping on pre-procedural anxiety in cardiac catheterization: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Music Therapy, 50(2), 93-122.

Ghetti, C. M. (2012). Music therapy as procedural support for invasive medical procedures: Toward the development of music therapy theory. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 21(1), 3-35.

Ghetti, C. M. (2011). Active music engagement with emotional approach coping to improve well-being in liver and kidney transplant recipients. Journal of Music Therapy, 48(4), 463-485.

Ghetti, C. M. (2011). Clinical practice of dual-certified music therapists/child life specialists: A phenomenological study. Journal of Music Therapy, 48(3), 317-345.

Ghetti, C. M. (2004). Incorporating music therapy into the harm reduction approach to managing substance use problems. Music Therapy Perspectives, 22(2), 84-90.

Ghetti, C. M. (2002). Comparison of the effectiveness of three music therapy conditions to modulate behavior states in students with profound disabilities: A pilot study. Music Therapy Perspectives, 20(1), 20-30.

Darrow, A.-A., Johnson, C. M., Ghetti, C. M., & Achey, C. A. (2001). An analysis of music therapy student practicum behaviors and their relationship to clinical effectiveness: An exploratory investigation. Journal of Music Therapy, 38(4), 307-320.

List of chapters in edited books

Stige, B., Solli, H. P., & Ghetti, C. M. (2021). Musikkterapi. In K. Lossius (Ed.), Håndbok i rusbehandling [Handbook of substance use treatment] (3rd edition)(pp.476-497). Gyldendal Norsk Forlag. [published in Norwegian]

Leinebø Steinhardt, T., & Ghetti, C. (2020). Resonance between theory and practice: Development of a theory-supported documentation tool for music therapy as procedural support within a biopsychosocial frame. In L.O. Bonde & K. Johansson (Eds.), Music in paediatric hospitals – Nordic perspectives (pp.109-139). Series from Centre for Research in Music and Health (CREMAH), vol.11. Oslo: NMH Publications.

Ghetti, C. M. (2020). Głos rodzica jako zasób: Rozważania nad użyciem śpiewu rodziców z dziećmi urodzonymi przedwcześnie w muzykoterapii w ramach badania LongSTEP [Parental voice as nurturing resource: Exploring parent-led infant-directed singing in the music therapy study LongSTEP]. In Ł. Bieleninik & L. Konieczna-Nowak (Eds.), Muzykoterapia dzieci przedwcześnie urodzonych i ich rodzin. Teoria i praktyka [Music therapy for premature children and their families. Theory and practice](pp.189-203). Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar [Warsaw: Scholar Publishing House]. [published in Polish]

Ghetti, C. M. (2016). The future of medical music therapy for children and adolescents. C. Dileo (Ed.), Envisioning the future of music therapy (pp.79-89). Temple University Press.

Ghetti, C. M. (2016). Correlation and regression in nonexperimental and experimental research. In B. Wheeler (Ed.), Music Therapy Research (3rd ed.). Barcelona Publishers.

Ghetti, C. M., & Keith, D. (2016). Qualitative content analysis. In B. Wheeler (Ed.), Music Therapy Research (3rd ed.). Barcelona Publishers.

Ghetti, C. M. (2016). Phenomenological research in music therapy. In J. Edwards (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy (pp.767-800). Oxford University Press.

Ghetti, C. M. (2015). The girl who awoke with no voice: The Use of music-facilitated dramatic play for a child requiring unforeseen tracheotomy. In C. Dileo (Ed.), Advanced Practice in Medical Music Therapy: Case Reports (pp.62-74). Cherry Hill, NJ: Jeffrey Books.

Ghetti, C. M. & Whitehead-Pleaux, A. (2015). Sounds of strength: Music therapy for hospitalized children at risk for traumatization. In C. Malchiodi (Ed.), Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children (2nd ed.) (pp.324-341). NY: The Guilford Press.

Ghetti, C. M. (2013). Pediatric Intensive Care. In J. Bradt (Ed.), Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice in Pediatric Care (pp. 152-204). Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers.

Ghetti, C. & Hannan, A. (2008). Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). In D. Hanson-Abromeit & C. Colwell (Eds.), Effective clinical practice in music therapy: Medical music therapy for pediatrics (pp. 71-106). Silver Spring, MD: American Music Therapy Association.

Ghetti, C. & Walker, J. (2008). Hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplant. In D. Hanson-Abromeit & C. Colwell (Eds.), Effective clinical practice in music therapy: Medical music therapy for pediatrics (pp. 147-193). Silver Spring, MD: American Music Therapy Association.

Ghetti, C. M., Hama, M., & Woolrich, J. (2008). Music therapy in wellness. In A.-A. Darrow (Ed.), Introduction to approaches in music therapy (2nd ed., pp.131- 151). Silver Spring: MD, American Music Therapy Association.

Music therapy for premature infants and their parents/caregivers:

"LongSTEP: Longitudinal Study of music Therapy's Effectiveness for Premature infants and their caregivers." This international, multi-site randomized controlled trial aims to evaluate the long-term impact of music therapy on parent-infant bonding, infant development, and parental mental well-being. The trial is currently being conducted in five countries, and in partnership with eight different neonatal intensive care units. LongSTEP is funded by the Research Council of Norway under the program BEHANDLING (grant no. 273534, grant period 2018 - 2022). LongSTEP is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT03564184).

LongSTEP is an international project hosted by GAMUT – The Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre, a twin center collaboration between NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS and University of Bergen. LongSTEP links NICUs in Bergen and Oslo with those in four other countries with similar social support cultures (Poland, Israel, Columbia & Argentina).

Music therapy is offered during NICU hospitalization, and for the first six months following discharge. The model enables parents to assume a central role in the care of their infant, with the music therapist providing support and coaching to enable parents to use their innate resources to promote developmentally-appropriate musical co-regulation of the parent/infant dyad, improve quality of interaction and enable healthy bonding during this vulnerable time. The long-term aim is to assure healthy infant/parent relation and improve infant developmental outcomes and promote parental psychological well-being over the first year of the infant’s life.

The LongSTEP trial was informed by a systematic review and meta-analysis completed by our team (Bieleninik, Ghetti, & Gold. Music therapy for preterm infants and their parents: A meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 2016; 138(3)), along with outcomes from small-scale feasibility studies of the LongSTEP intervention conducted in Norway and Poland in 2018.

LongSTEP project website:

https://www.norceresearch.no/en/projects/longitudinal-study-of-music-therapys-effectiveness-for-premature-infants-and-their-caregivers-longstep-international-randomized-trial

Meta-analysis available through American Academy of Pediatrics:

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/08/23/peds.2016-0971

LongSTEP trial protocol published open access with BMJ Open:

https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/8/e025062

Results from feasibility testing with Norwegian cohort published open access with Journal of Music Therapy:

https://academic.oup.com/jmt/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jmt/thaa023/6101131

Music therapy for adults with substance use problems: 

The preliminary stage of this long-term project involves the completion of a Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (Cochrane protocol: "Music therapy for people with substance use disorders" Ghetti, Chen, Brenner, Hakvoort, Lien, Fachner, & Gold, 2020; Cochrane review currently in progress) followed by the development of an agenda for future research in the field.

PhD (music therapy/music ed, University of Kansas)

Music therapist - board certified (CBMT, USA)

Licensed creative arts therapist (State of New York, USA)

Certified child life specialist (CCLS, USA)