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Karin Antonia Mössler

Associate Professor
  • E-mailkarin.moessler@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Lars Hilles Gate 19, 5015 Bergen
    Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7800
    5020 Bergen

Music therapy

  • Outcome research
  • Process-outcome research: mechanisms of change in music therapy
  • Historical research
  • Qualitative research

RESEARCH

2011-present Senior Researcher, Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre, Uni Research, Bergen, Norway

2008-2011 Post doc Researcher, Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre, University of Bergen, Norway

 

CLINICAL AND INSITUTIONAL WORK

Children and adolescents with special needs

2011-present Music therapist - Culture School, Bergen, Norway

2001-2003 Music Therapist - Institute for the Blind (BBI), Vienna, Austria

Mental health care (youth, adults, elderly)

2002-2008 Music therapist - Psychiatric Clinic Wagner-Jauregg Linz, Austria

2001-2005 Music Therapist - Social Psychiatric Center of the Caritas of the Archdioceses Vienna, Austria

Elderly people

2001-2003 Music Therapist - Geriatric Center “Ingrid Leodolter”, Vienna, Austria

 

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS

- Associate Editor, VOICES: A World Forum for Music Therapy

- Peer Reviewer for: Nordic Journal of Music Therapy

- Leading international music therapy meetings connected to the

establishment of music therapy in Eastern Europe (Eastern Europe

Working Group)

- Member of the Viennese Institute of Music Therapy - providing further

trainings in music therapy, nurturing international collaboration,

organisation of national and international conferences, working on music

therapeutic theory construction.

- Member of the consortium for public relations, Austrian Association for

Music Therapy

- Scientific Committee, Music Therapy Symposium at the 3rd World

Congress for Psychotherapy, Vienna, Austria, 2002

- Student Representative at the 5th European Music Therapy Congress,

Naples, Italy, 2001

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2020). Attunement in Music Therapy for Young Children with Autism: Revisiting Qualities of Relationship as Mechanisms of Change. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
  • Show author(s) (2017). The therapeutic relationship as predictor of change in music therapy with young children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2795-2809.
  • Show author(s) (2017). International multicentre randomised controlled trial of improvisational music therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder: TIME-A study. Health Technology Assessment. 40 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Effects of improvisational music therapy vs enhanced standard care on symptom severity among children with autism spectrum disorder: The TIME-A randomized clinical trial. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). 525-535.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Wie klingt verändern. Eine qualitative Studie über das Entwickeln eines Fokus in der Musiktherapie. Musiktherapeutische Umschau. 152-164.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Musical progress towards therapeutic change. A qualitative study on how to develop a focus in music therapy. Nordic journal of music therapy.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Reliability and validity of a scale to measure interest in music among clients in mental health care. Psychology of Music. 665-682.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Individual music therapy for mental health care clients with low therapy motivation: multicentre randomised controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. 319-331.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Converging reflections on music therapy with children and adolescents: A collaborative seminar on diverse areas of music therapy practice and research. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Music therapy techniques as predictors of change in mental health care. The Arts in Psychotherapy. 333-341.
  • Show author(s) (2011). The clinical application and relevance of resource-oriented principles in music therapy with psychiatric clients. British Journal of Music Therapy (BJMT). 72-91.
  • Show author(s) (2011). I am a psychotherapeutically oriented music therapisto: theory construction and its influence on professional identity formation under the example of the Viennese School of Music Therapy. Nordisk tidsskrift for musikkterapi. 155-184.
Lecture
  • Show author(s) (2020). Entwicklungen in der musiktherapeutischen Autismusforschung.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Community Music Therapy.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Ergebnisse musiktherapeutischer Wirkforschung mit Menschen mit psychischer Erkrankung.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Collaboration within the Shared Moments project.
  • Show author(s) (2017). What is the benefit of music therapy for people with schizophrenia? Updated Cochrane Review .
  • Show author(s) (2016). Shared Moments. Findings from the pilot study.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Kva veit vi om effekten av musikkterapi for personar med psykoselidingar.
  • Show author(s) (2014). TIME-A prosjektet. Musikkterapi i forskning og praksis med barn med autisme.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Eye contact with children with autism.
  • Show author(s) (2013). TIME-A: Investigating improvisational music therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2019). Was würde Editha dazu sagen? Entwicklungslinien der Wiener Musiktherapie.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Shared Moments. Fra sanseopplevelser til intensjoner.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2020). "What's this adorable noise!" Music therapy and participatory sense making with preschool children with autism.
  • Show author(s) (2020). "Svisj", vi kaster LEGO! Holdninger og forventninger til musikkterapi med barn med autisme - et relfeksivt interaksjonsverksted. (ikke gjennomført grunnet covid-19).
  • Show author(s) (2017). What´s this adorable noise? Relational qualities in music therapy with children with autism spectrum disorders. .
  • Show author(s) (2017). Kinesthetic recognition in video analysis: working with felt sense in music therapy research .
  • Show author(s) (2017). Betydningen av relasjonen i musikkterapeutisk autismebehandling.
  • Show author(s) (2016). What's this adorable noise? Relational qualities in music therapy with children with autism spectrum disorder.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Relasjonen på tronen. Kvaliteter i relasjonen i autismebehandling.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Mapping intersubjectivity.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Is improvisational music therapy an effective intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder? Findings from the multi-site randomised controlled TIME-A trial.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Shared Moments: The quality of the therapeutic relationship as outcome predictor in improvisational music therapy with children with autism – an embodied perspective.
  • Show author(s) (2013). What do we address - what can we measure? Evaluation of music therapy proesses in mental health care.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Shared moments. The quality of the relationship as outcome predictor in music therapy with children with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Shared Moments. The relationship as outcome predictor in music therapy with children with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Shared Moments. The quality of the relationship as outcome predictor in music therapy with children with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Shared Moments. Relationship as otucome predictor in music therapy with children with ASD.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Music therapy may promote relational skills in children with ASD – evidence from an updated Cochrane Review.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Motivasjon, Emosjon, Kommunikasjon. Effekter av musikkterapi med mennesker i psykisk helsevern.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Meta-analyses in music therapy.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Effekter av musikkterapi med mennesker i psykisk helsevern.
  • Show author(s) (2013). About being pragmatic. Experiences from international multicenter trials.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Shared moments. Assessing the quality of relationship in music therapy with children with autism.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Outcome research in music therapy.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Motivasjon, emosjon, kommunikasjon. Effekter av musikkterapi med mennesker i psykisk helsevern.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Motivasjon, emosjon, kommunikasjon. Effekter av musikkterapi med mennesker i psykisk helsevern.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Introduction into Improvisational Music Therapy.
Non-fiction book
  • Show author(s) (2014). Spezifische und unspezifische Wirkfaktoren in der Musiktherapie. Wiener Ringvorlesungen Musiktherapie. Grundlagen und Anwendungsfelder der Musiktherapie – ein Kurzlehrbuch. Praesens Verlag.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Die Wiener Musiktherapie - ein lauschendes Begegnen. mdw - Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) (2020). Was würde Editha dazu sagen? Entwicklungslinien der Wiener Musiktherapie. Tagungsband: 60 Jahre und (k)ein bisschen weise. Musiktherapie-Ausbildung an der mdw 1959–2019. 16-33.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Tullespråk er godt for babyer. Bergens Tidende.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) (2018). Musikkterapi og autisme - forsking og praksis i rørsla. Musikkterapi. 38-43.
Interview
  • Show author(s) (2014). Musikkterapi får autister til å fungere bedre.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Har bedre effekt enn standardbehandling.
  • Show author(s) (2013). En metafor for livet.
Abstract
  • Show author(s) (2016). The good, bad and ugly: joys and challenges of being involved in international research with children with autism. Nordisk tidsskrift for musikkterapi. 89.
Poster
  • Show author(s) (2020). Attunement in music therapy - addressing sensory and affective issues with children with ASC.
  • Show author(s) (2018). The therapeutic relationship as outcome predictor in music therapy with children with autism.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Beziehung als Wirkfaktor in der musiktherapeutischen Arbeit mit Kindern mit Autismus-Spektrum-Störung.
  • Show author(s) (2016). What's this adorable noise? Relational qualities in music therapy with children with autism spectrum disorder.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2022). Music therapy for autistic people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Music therapy for people with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 1-79.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Music therapy for people with autism spectrum disorder. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Music therapy for people with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like disorders (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • Show author(s) (2017). Zeiten der Bewegung – Antworten der Musiktherapeutin. Musiktherapeutische Umschau. 348-350.
Chapter
  • Show author(s) (2021). Wiener Schule der Musiktherapie. . In:
    • Show author(s) (2021). Lexikon Musiktherapie.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Spezifische und unspezifische Wirkfaktoren in der Musiktherapie. . In:
    • Show author(s) (2018). Kurzlehrbuch Musiktherapie. Teil I. Wiener Ringvorlesung Musiktherapie – Grundlagen und Anwendungsfelder. 2., aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage. Praesens Verlag.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

ARTICLES/BOOKS/BOOK CHAPTERS

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Gold, C., Rolvsjord, R., Mössler, K., Stige, B. (in press). Reliability and Validity of a Scale to measure Interest in Music among Clients in Mental Health Care.

Gold, C., Mössler, K., Grocke, D., Heldal, T. O., Tjemsland, L., Aare, T., Aaro, L. E., Rittmannsberger, H., Stige, B. & Rolsvjord, R. (2011). Individual music therapy for mental health care clients with low therapy motivation: The RCT-MTPSY randomised controlled trial. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Mössler, K., Assmus, J., Heldal, T.O., Fuchs, K., Gold, C. (2011). Music therapeutic techniques as predictors of change in mental health care. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Mössler, K., Chen X.J., Heldal, T.O., Gold, C. (2011). Music therapy for people with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD004025. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004025.pub3.

Mössler, K., Fuchs, K., Heldal, T. O., Karterud, I. M., Kenner, J., Næsheim, S., & Gold, C. (2011). The clinical application and relevance of resource-oriented principles in music therapy with psychiatric clients. British Journal of Music Therapy 25(1), 72-91.

Mössler, K. (2010). “I am a psychotherapeutically oriented music therapist.” Theory construction and its influence on professional identity formation under the example of the Viennese School of Music Therapy. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy. First published on: 18 May 2010 (iFirst). DOI:10.1080/08098131003768115. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08098131003768115)

Mössler, K. (2008). Update on Music Therapy in Austria: Celebrating an officially recognised profession. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy. Retrieved October 29, 108, from http://www.voices.no/country/monthaustria_october2008.php

Mössler, K. (2004). Beziehungsaufbau mit minimally responsive Patienten: Musiktherapie in der Frührehabilitation mit Kindern [Building up a relationship with minimally responsive patients. Music therapy in early rehabilitation with children]. Musiktherapeutische Umschau 25(2), 115-125.

 

Articles in non-peer reviewed journals

Mössler, K., & Gold, C. (2009). Effektforschung. Zur Wirkung der Musiktherapie bei Depressionen [Outcome research. Effects of music therapy in depression]. Musik und Gesundsein 17, 15-17.

Mössler, K. (2009). Musiktherapie 50 plus – ein halbes Jahrhundert Musiktherapie in Österreich [Music therapy turns 50 – half a century of music therapy in Austria]. Sonic Pages Vienna 1(VIII), 22-25.

Mössler, K. (2002). The building up of a relationship with minimally responsive patients: music therapy in early rehabilitation with children. In Lagler M., Mössler K., & Oberegelsbacher D. (Eds.). Collected Handouts. Symposium Music Therapy at the 3rd World Congress for Psychotherapy in Vienna, July 14th-18th 2002 (pp. 1-4), Vienna: Wiener Institut für Musiktherapie.

Mössler, K. (2002). Musiktherapie in der Frührehabilitation mit Kindern. [Music Therapy in Early Rehabilitation with Children]. ÖBM Mitteilungsblatt 1, 8-16.

 

Books and book chapters

Mössler, K. (2011). Mixed methods Forschung am Beispiel musiktherapeutischer Forschungsarbeiten [Mixed methods research on the example of research studies in music therapy]. In J. Illner, & M. Smetana (Eds.), Wiener Beiträge zur Musiktherapie (Vol. 9) (p 153-160), Vienna: Edition Praesens.

Mössler, K. (2011). Historische Reflexionen musiktherapeutischer Techniken der Wiener Schule der Musiktherapie [Historical reflections of music therapeutic techniques of the Viennese School of Music Therapy]. In J. Illner, & M. Smetana (Eds.), Wiener Beiträge zur Musiktherapie (Vol. 9) (p 79-91), Vienna: Edition Praesens.

Mössler, K. (2008). Wiener Schule der Musiktherapie. Von den Pionieren zur Dritten Generation (1957 bis heute) [Viennese School of Music Therapy. From the pioneers to the third generation (1957 til nowadays)]. Vienna: Edition Praesens.

Mössler, K. (2005). Beziehungsaufbau mit minimally responsive Patienten. Musiktherapie in der Frührehabilitation mit Kindern [Building up a relationship with minimally responsive patients. Music therapy in early rehabilitation with children]. In M. Smetana, S. Heinze, & K. Mössler (Eds.), Stille-Sterben-Erwachen. Musiktherapie im Grenzbereich menschlicher Existenz (pp. 211-302), Vienna: Edition Praesens.

 

Thesis

Mössler, K. (2007). Wiener Schule der Musiktherapie. Auf den Spuren einer Identität [Viennese School of Music Therapy. On the traces of an identity]. Doctoral thesis.

 

PRESENTATIONS

Papers presented at international and national conferences

Mössler, K., Burić Sarapa, K., Fekete, A., Radulović, R., & Loti Knoll, Š. (2011, May). Neighbourhood Conference. Possibilities of neighbourly help between Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, and Slovenia. Paper presented at the EMTC Conference Day, Vienna, Austria.

Gold, C., Mössler, K., & Heldal, T.O. (2011, May). Debatt: Er kvantitativ forskning relevant for musikkterapi? [Debate: Is quantitative research relevant for music therapy?]. Paper presented at the 3rd Norwegian Music Therapy Conference, Bergen, Norway

Mössler, K. (2011, May). What about music therapeutic techniques? The use and impact of techniques in music therapy with patients in mental health care showing a lacking therapy motivation. Paper presented at the 3rd Norwegian Music Therapy Conference, Bergen, Norway

Mössler, K. (2011, January). ”I would like to do something with music”. Effects of resource-oriented music therapy on negative symptoms in psychiatric patients with a low therapy motivation. Paper presented at the conference “Forskning nytter”, Oslo, Norway.

Mössler, K. (2010, November). Outcome predictors in music therapy. Investigation of music therapeutic techniques within a population of psychiatric clients with a low therapy motivation. Paper presented at Holbergdagene “Musikkens Virkning”, Bergen, Norway.

Mössler, K., & Gold, C. (2010, Juni). Music therapy research in mental health care. New evidence about effects and mechanisms of change in music therapy with psychiatric patients. Paper presented at the 15th EPA Symposium for the Section Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry, Bergen, Norway.

Mössler, K. (2010, May). Mechanisms of change in music therapy. Paper presented at the 8th European Music Therapy Congress, Cadiz, Spain.

Fitzthum, E., & Mössler, K. (2010, May). From the Fin de siècle until nowadays. Music therapeutic theory construction in Vienna. Paper presented at the 8th European Music Therapy Congress, Cadiz, Spain.

Mössler, K. (2010, April). Mixed method research. Am Beispiel ausgewählter Musiktherapiestudien. [On the example of selected music therapy studies]. Paper presented at Module III of the Viennese Institute of Music Therapy, Vienna, Austria.

Mössler, K. (2009, October). Historische Reflexionen musiktherapeutischer Techniken der Wiener Schule der Musiktherapie. [Historical reflexions on music therapeutic techniques of the Viennese School of Music Therapy]. Paper presented at the Module II of the Viennese Institute of Music Therapy, Vienna, Austria.

Gold, C., Mössler, K., Fuchs, K., Heldal, T. O., Karterud, I. M., & Næsheim, S. (2009, May). Was ist eigentlich Ressourcenorientierung in der Musiktherapie? Erfahrungen aus einer internationalen Multicenterstudie im Bereich der Psychiatrie [What, actually, is resource orientation in music therapy? Experiences from an international multicentre study in the field of psychiatry]. Paper presented at the Conference Day of the European Music Therapy Confederation, Vienna, Austria.

Mössler, K. (2009, March). Randomisiert, kontrolliert,... schon kapiert? Wissenswertes über randomisierte Studien am Beispiel einer musiktherapeutischen Wirkstudie. [Things to know about randomised controlled trials using the example of an effect study in music therapy]. Paper presented at the ÖBM Jour fixe, Vienna, Austria.

Mössler, K. (2008, October). Music Therapy Practice and Research in Acute Psychiatric Reality. "Resource-oriented music therapy for patients with low therapy motivation. A randomised controlled trial.” Paper presented at the 23rd Danube Symposion of Psychiatry, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Mössler, K. (2008, October). Music Therapy Practice and Research. Workshop presented at the 23rd Danube Symposion of Psychiatry, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Mössler, K. (2003, May). Beziehungsaufbau mit minimally responsive Patienten. Musiktherapie in der Frührehabilitation mit Kindern. [The Building up of a Relationship with Minimally Responsive Patients. Music Therapy in Early Rehabilitation with Children]. Paper presented at the Jour fixe of the Austrian Society of Music Therapists. Vienna, Austria.

Mössler, K. (2003, February). Beziehungsaufbau mit minimally responsive Patienten. Musiktherapie in der Frührehabilitation mit Kindern. [The Building up of a Relationship with Minimally Responsive Patients. Music Therapy in Early Rehabilitation with Children]. Paper presented at the 15th Ulmer Workshop on Music Therapy Basic Research, Ulm, Germany.

Mössler, K. (2002, July). Beziehungsaufbau mit minimally responsive Patienten. Musiktherapie in der Frührehabilitation mit Kindern. [The Building up of a Relationship with Minimally Responsive Patients. Music Therapy in Early Rehabilitation with Children]. Paper presented at the Music Therapy Symposium at the 3rd World Congress for Psychotherapy, Vienna, Austria.

 

Papers and seminars presented at Universities, Hospitals, etc.

Mössler, K. (Desember, 2011). Specific and unspecific factors in music therapy. University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.

Gold, C., Rolvsjord, R., & Mössler, K. (January, 2011). Presentasjon av resultat av prosjektet "Resource-oriented music therapy for psychiatric patients with low therapy motivation: randomised controlled trial". Paper presented at Nordfjord Psykiatrisenter, Nordfjordeid, Norway.

Mössler, K., & Heldal, T.O (2011, January). Arbeidsformer i musikkterapi [Working modes in music therapy]. Paper presented at Nordfjord Psykiatrisenter, Nordfjordeid, Norway.

Mössler, K. (2010, October). Was, wie, warum? Vom Studiendesign zur Musiktherapie – von der Musiktherapie zu den Daten. [What, how, and why? From study design to music therapy – from music therapy to the data]. Paper presented at the 2nd Music Therapy Afternoon, Psychiatric Clinic Wagner-Jauregg, Linz, Austria.

Mössler, K. (2010, August). Do music therapeutic techniques predict changes in outcomes. Preliminary findings of an exploratory study with psychiatric clients. Paper presented at the Uni Helse Samlingen 2010, Solstrand, Norway.

Mössler, K. (2010, February). Why do some patients benefit more from music therapy than others? A mixed-methods study in Linz, Austria. Paper presented at the Fagleg-Pedagogisk Dag 2010, Bergen, Norway.

Gold, C., Rolvsjord, R., & Mössler, K. (2010, February). The RCT-MTPSY study: A multicentre RCT on the effects of music therapy in psychiatry. Paper presented at the University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway.

Mössler, K., & Grocke, D. (2010, February). International Perspectives on the RCT-MTPSY study. Paper presented at the Universtiy Hospital, Stavanger, Norway.

Mössler, K., Fuchs, K., Heldal, T. O., Karterud, I. M., Næsheim, S., & Gold, C. (2009, May). Forschung in der Musiktherapie. Evidence Based Medicine im klinischen Alltag. [Research in Music Therapy. Evidence based medicine within clinical settings]. Paper presented at the Wagner-Jauregg Clinic, Linz, Austria.

Mössler, K. (2009, February). Music Therapeutic Experiences in Mental Health Care. Clinical Practice and Research. Music Therapy Seminar, DPS Volda, Norway.

Mössler, K. (2008, October). 50 Jahre Musiktherapie. Wiener Schule der Musiktherapie – Von den Pionieren zur Dritten Generation (1957 bis heute) [50 Years of Music Therapy. Viennese School of Music Therapy – From the Pioneers to the Third Generation (1957 til nowadays)]. Book presentation at the University of Music and Performing Arts. Vienna.

Mössler, K. (2008, September). Music Therapy Practice and Research in Acute Psychiatric Setting. Musikkterapi i psykiatri - et seminar om hva klinisk praksis og effektforskning har å si til hverandre? Paper presented at the Grieg Academy, Institute for Music.

 

 

 

Systematic Reviews

Cochrane Reviews in the field of music therapy in mental health care

RCT-MTPSY

Resource-oriented music therapy for psychiatric patients with a low therapy motivation.

Related projects of Karin Mössler: Multiple studies in the field of process-outcome research

  • Clinical application and relevance of resource-oriented principles
  • Music therapeutic techniques as outcome predictors in music therapy
  • Therapy goals and related outcome measures in music therapy

Viennese Institute of Music Therapy

Advanced training course in psychotherapeutically oriented music therapy (www.wim-musiktherapie.at)

 

Music therapy in mental health care

Music therapy in neurological rehabilitation

Theory construction in music therapy

History of music therapy

Psychotherapeutically oriented music therapy

Mixed method research

Process-outcome research