Dr, Professor Jörg Fachner

Professor of Music, Health and the Brain

Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research (CIMTR)

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department:Cambridge School of the Creative Industries

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Music therapy

Jörg Fachner is Professor of Music, Health and the Brain and a member of the Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research (CIMTR). He's a specialist for translational issues of interdisciplinary research topics between medical, humanities and music sciences.

See Jörg's profiles on Loop and ResearchGate

Email: jorg.fachner@anglia.ac.uk

Background

For over 20 years Jörg has been working as a professional in the field of music therapy research. He is trained as a social scientist, graduated as an educationalist in music therapy, and received his doctoral degree in medical science in 2001 by studying changes of neural correlates of consciousness (EEG) during music perception.

Spoken Languages

  • German

Research interests

Jörg was trained to use music therapy in special education, specialising in the treatment of adolescents and addiction. As a researcher at the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany he was involved in sensory, posture and movement research at the Department of Physiology. Later, as Senior Research Fellow at the same university, he established a research service and music therapy online journal at the Chair for Qualitative Research in Medicine. Funded by FP6 of the EU and AOF as a senior researcher at the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research at University of Jyvaskyla in Finland, he focused on music therapy interventions and brain responses on depression and stroke treatment.

Jörg's research interests, publications and scientific memberships focus on:

  • music (therapy), improvisation and social neuroscience
  • attunement timing and kairological principles of (music) therapy processes
  • music, imagery and brain processes in therapeutic settings
  • music and the reward system in the brain
  • popular music culture and performance.

He has performed and recorded music widely as a guitarist, singer and Saz (Baglama) player.

Areas of research supervision

  • Music, therapy and social neuroscience
  • Music, imagery and neural correlates of consciousness
  • Music therapy, depression / addiction treatment
  • Social pharmacology of music
  • Neurorehabilitation and-degeneration, music and assistive technologies

PhDs to completion

  • Alex Street (2012-6) Home-based neurologic music therapy for upper limb rehabilitation in chronic stroke: a pilot study
  • Ming Hung Hsu (2013-7) Individual music therapy for managing neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia care homes

Current PhDs 1st SV

  • Astrid Heine (2018 Jan -) Dyadic interaction and meaningful moments during pesonalized music therapy in neuro rehabilitation
  • Mark Sheppard (2015 Sept -) Psychoacoustic Motifs: Identification, recurrence and use as watermarks
  • Biljana Cautinho (2017 Sept -) Music and Music Therapy Interventions for Elderly People: A Systematic Review
  • Jean-Francois Jacques (2013 Jan -) Co-creation of meaning in autobiographical performance in dramatherapy
  • Lisa Peacock (2016 Mar -) Drama Therapy as a Tool for Identity Transformation among Veterans in the U.S. and U.K.: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

Current PhDs 2nd SV

  • Krisztian Hofstadter (2015 Sept -) Developing Neuro-feedback Music (NFM) Software for Academic Stress Management and Well-being
  • Paolo Pizziolo (2015 Sept -) Investigating the role of music therapy in the reduction of behavioural and psychological symptoms for people with dementia
  • Paola Pecoraro Costa Esperson (2016 Sept -) Group Music therapy in Primary schools to develop tolerance and inclusion; laying the foundations for future peace
  • Alisa Apreleva Kolomeytseva (2017 Sept -) Measuring the effects of a music therapy protocol on bulbar functions in patients with early and mid-stage amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: mixed methods single case study series

Current MPhil

  • Richard Parker (2018 April -) What Just Happened? The Application of Machine Learning to Music Therapy Session Interpretation

Teaching

Jörg teaches on the Postgraduate Therapies Major Projects module.

Qualifications

  • Dr rerum medicinalium (Doctor of Medical Sciences), Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany
  • Diplom Pädagoge (Master in Education), Faculty for Education and Biology, University of Dortmund, Germany

Memberships, editorial boards

  • German Association for the Study of Popular Music (GfPM)
  • International Association for Cannabinoid Medicine (founding member)
  • Scientific Advisory Board of KenVak, Arts therapy research organisation, The Netherland
  • Conference organisation and programme of 5th Mozart & Science conference, IMC Krems
  • Reviewer: NIHR, Norwegian Research Council and AHRC
     

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Jörg has served as scientific advisor and board/committee member for several conferences (such as WFMT, ESCOM, ICME, ICMP, ECMT, NCMT), and reviewer for journals and publishers in the field of the music sciences (such as Music Perception, Musicae Scientae, Psychology of Music, Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, Frontiers of Human Neuroscience, Brain Sciences, Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Oxford University Press and Routledge).

Current associate editorship: Dialogues in music therapy and music neuroscience: collaborative understanding driving clinical advances.

Current associate editorship

http://journal.frontiersin.org/ResearchTopic/3049

Selected recent publications

2018

Street, A., Fachner, J., & Magge, W. (2018 - in revision). Upper limb rehabilitation in chronic stroke using neurologic music therapy: two contrasting case studies to inform on treatment delivery and patient suitability. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy.

Fachner, J. (2018, in press). Trance. In H.-H. Decker-Voigt, E. Weymann, M. Nöcker-Ribaupierre, & E. Pfeifer (Eds.), Lexikon Musiktherapie. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Odell-Miller, H., Fachner, J., & Erkkila, J. (2018). Music therapy clinical practice and research for people with depression: music, neuroscience and music therapy In A. Zubala & V. Karkou (Eds.), Arts therapies in the treatment of depression (pp154-171). London: Routledge.

Street, A. J., Magee, W. L., Bateman, A., Parker, M., Odell-Miller, H., & Fachner, J. C. (2018). Home-based neurologic music therapy for arm hemiparesis following stroke: results from a pilot, feasibility randomized controlled trial. Clinical Neurorehabilitation, 32, (1 January 2018) pp18–28. (Online first 23 June 2017), doi:10.1177/0269215517717060

2017

Fachner, J. (2017). Retraining of Drug Reward, Music Cues and State-dependent Recall in Music Therapy. Music and Medicine, 9(1), 8-14

Fachner, J. (2017 in press). Music and healing processes: Music therapy. In R. Ashley & R. Timmers (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Music Cognition: Routledge

Fachner, J. (2017 in revision). Veränderte Bewusstseinszustände. In R. Kopiez & A. Lehmann (Eds.), Handbuch Musikpsychologie. Göttingen: Hogrefe

Odell-Miller, H., Fachner, J., & Erkkila, J. (2017 submitted). Music therapy clinical practice and research for people with depression: music, neuroscience and music therapy In Karkou (Ed.), Arts therapies in the treatment of depression: Routledge

2016

Ghetti, C., Chen, X.-J., Fachner, J., & Gold, C. (2016). Music therapy for substance use disorders [Protocol]. Cochrane Databases of Systematic Reviews, 10. doi:10.1002/14651858.CDXXXXXX

Fachner, J. (2016). From assistance to co-therapy - On the role of the co-therapist in Nordoff/Robbins Music Therapy. In L. Strange, E. Richards, & H. Odell-Miller (Eds.), Assistants in Music therapy London: Jessica Kingsley

Fachner, J., & Wosch, T. (2016). Neurowissenschaftliche Aspekte der Musiktherapie bei affektiven Störungen und bei Demenz. Jahrbuch der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Musikpsychologie, 26, 1-17

O'Kelly, J., Fachner, J., & Tervaniemi, M. (2016). Dialogues in music therapy and music neuroscience: collaborative understanding driving clinical advances Vol. 10. Special topic edited for Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

O'Kelly, J., Fachner, J., & Tervaniemi, M. (2016, 22 Nov). Editorial: Dialogues in music therapy and music neuroscience: collaborative understanding driving clinical advances. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10-585. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2016.00585

Fachner, J., O'Kelly, J., Lee, E., & Faber, S. (2016). Music therapy praxeology and the brain – neuroscientific perspectives for studying music therapy effects and processes. Nordic Journal of Music therapy, 25(S1), 88

Fachner, J., Erkkila, J., & Brabant, O. (2016). On musical identities, social pharmacology and intervention timing in music therapy. In D. Hargreaves, R. MacDonald, & D. Miell (Eds.), Musical Identities (pp. 682-700). Oxford: Oxford University Press

Fachner, J. (2016). Music therapy and biomarkers of depression treatment. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on "Best practised models and research in music therapy: global perspectives", Center for Music Therapy Education and Research, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute Campus, SBV University, Pondicherry India

Ridder, H. M., & Fachner, J. (2016). Objectivist case study research. Single-subject and small-n research In B. Wheeler (Ed.), Music Therapy Research: Barcelona Publishers

Fachner, J. (2016). Measuring music and musical responses. In B. Wheeler (Ed.), Music Therapy Research (3 ed.): Barcelona Publishers

Fachner, J. (2016). The Future of Music Therapy Research in Neuroscience. In C. Dileo (Ed.), Envisioning the future of music therapy (pp. 133-139). Philadelphia: Temple University

2015

Punkanen, M., Erkkilä, J., Ala-Ruona, E., Tervaniemi, M., Fachner, J., & Vanhala, M. (2015). Improvisaatiopohjainen yksilömusiikkiterapia masennuksen hoidossa: kontrolloitu, satunnaistettu tutkimus. Psykoterapia, 34(4), 289-298

Street., A. J., Magee., W. L., Odell-Miller, H., Bateman, A., & Fachner, J. (2015). Home-based Neurologic Music Therapy for Upper Limb Rehabilitation with Chronic Hemiparetic Stroke Patients - a Feasibility Study Protocol. Frontiers of Human Neuroscience, 9(480). doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00480

Ellison, D., Moisseinen, N., Fachner, J., & Brattico, E. (2015). Affective versus cognitive responses to musical chords: An ERP and behavioral study. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 25(4), 423-434. doi:10.1037/pmu0000127

Hsu, M. H., Flowerdew, R., Parker, M., Fachner, J., & Odell-Miller, H. (2015). The impact of music therapy on managing neuropsychiatric symptoms for people with dementia and their carers: a randomised controlled feasibility study. BMC Geriatrics. 15(84). doi: 10.1186/s12877-015-0082-4

2014

Schäfer, T., & Fachner, J. (2014). Listening to music reduces eye movements. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 1-9. doi: 10.3758/s13414-014-0777-1

Fachner, J. (2014). Communicating change - meaningful moments, situated cognition and music therapy - a reply to North (2014). Psychology of Music, 42(6), 791-799. doi: 10.1177/0305735614547665

Fachner, J., Grocke, D., Hunt, A., Forsblom, A., Ala-Ruona, E., & Bonde, L. O. (2014). Music therapy, altered states, and imagery. In J. Fachner, P. Kern & G. Tucek (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14. World Congress of Music Therapy Special issue of Music Therapy Today (Vol. 10, pp. 246-247). Krems: Chair of Publications of the World Federation of Music Therapy

Hsu, M. H., Pendry, R., Odell-Miller, H., Fachner, J., & Parker, M. (2014). What a glorious feeling, I'm happy again: music therapy and dementia symptoms. In J. Fachner, P. Kern & G. Tucek (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14. World Congress of Music Therapy. Special issue of Music Therapy Today (eBook ed., Vol. 10, pp. 122-123). Krems: Chair of Publications of the World Federation of Music Therapy

Fachner, J. (2014). Music therapy and brain research: where are we heading? In J. Fachner, P. Kern & G. Tucek (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14. World Congress of Music Therapy. Special issue of Music Therapy Today (eBook ed., Vol. 10, pp. 88-89). Krems: Chair of Publications of the World Federation of Music Therapy. Retrieved from

Fachner, J., Kern, P., & Tucek, G. (2014). Editorial for the Proceedings of the 14. World Congress of Music Therapy Cultural Diversity in Music Therapy, Practice, Research, and Education In J. Fachner, P. Kern & G. Tucek (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14. World Congress of Music Therapy. Special issue of Music Therapy Today (Vol. 10, pp. 8-9). Krems: Chair of Publications of the World Federation of Music Therapy

O'Kelly, J., Magee, W., Street, A., Fachner, J., Drake, A., , Särkämö, T., . . . Taylor, D. B. (2014). Music Therapy Advances in Neuro-disability: Innovations in Research and Practice. Summary report on a two day International Conference. Voices - a world forum for music therapy, 12

Fachner, J., Kern, P., & Tucek, G. (2014). Proceedings of the 14th World Congress of Music Therapy. Special Issue of Music Therapy Today, 10(1)

2013

O'Kelly, J., James, L., Palaniappan, R., Taborin, J., Fachner, J., & Magee, W. L. (2013). Neurophysiological and behavioral responses to music therapy in vegetative and minimally conscious states. Front. Hum. Neurosci., 7(884). doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00884

Schäfer, T., Fachner, J., & Smukalla, M. (2013). Changes in the representation of space and time while listening to music. Front Psychol, 4(508). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00508

Fachner, J., & Stegemann, T. (2013). Electroencephalography (EEG) and music therapy: On the same wavelength? Music & Medicine, 5(4), 217-222. doi: 10.1177/1943862113495062

Fachner, J., & Erkkilä , J. (2013). The Finnish research model of a music therapy practice treating depression. Musiktherapeutische Umschau, 34(1), 35–45

Gold, C., Fachner, J., & Erkkilä, J. (2013). Validity and reliability of electroencephalographic frontal alpha asymmetry and frontal midline theta as biomarkers for depression. Scand J Psychol, 54(2), 118-126. doi: 10.1111/sjop.12022

Fachner, J., Gold, C., & Erkkilä, J. (2013). Music therapy modulates fronto-temporal activity in the rest-EEG in depressed clients. Brain Topography, 26(2), 338-354. doi: 10.1007/s10548-012-0254-x

Recent presentations and conferences

2018

Fachner, J., Maidhof, C., Grocke, D., Nygaard-Petersen, I., Trondalen, G., & Bonde, L. O. (2018, September 19-23). Interacting brains between a client and therapist in a GIM study - The interplay between imagery, emotions, and the music. Paper presented at the 13th European conference - European Association of Music and Imagery - EAMI 2018 - Imagery – Realising New Stories through GIM, Termonfeckin, Ireland.

Fachner, J. (2018, June 7-9). EEG biomarkers of treatment response to music therapy of depressed clients. Invited paper on a symposium on ‘Effects and working factors of arts therapies’ presented at the ‘World Congress of Psychotherapy - Psychotherapy, stronger through diversity’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Fachner, J. (2018, June 6). Spontaneous imagery and healing processes in dyadic GIM settings– on the role of frontal processing and emotion. Invited paper presented at the Mental Health and the Arts, London, Robin Brooks Centre, St Bartholomew's Hospital.

Fachner, J. (2018, May 25). Retraining of Drug Reward, Music Cues and State-dependent Recall in Music Therapy. Invited paper presented at the Final conference of MUS.I.C.D.A.RE, University of Nimes.

Fachner, J., & Maidhof, C. (2018, May 16-19). Sharing altered states and the emanation of imagery in GIM music therapy settings. Invited paper presented at the KOSMOS Workshop ‘Mind Wandering and Visual Mental Imagery in Music’ Humboldt-University Berlin.

Fachner, J. (2018, April 24). Getting back to favourite moments - memory and music therapy in dementia care. Invited paper presented at the Dementia, Architecture, Music and Tech - Management of Dementia beyond pharmacogenetics, Cambridge University, Hughes Hall.

Tucek, G., Simon, P., Mainhoff, C., Wenzel, C., Dür, M., Heine, A., . . . Fachner, J. (2018, April 4-5). Josef Ressel Zentrum für die Grundlegung einer personalisierten Musiktherapie. Paper presented at the 12. FFH Forschungsforum, FH Salzburg.

Fachner, J. (2018, March 16). GIM and the Neurological Interplay between Guide and Traveler. Invited paper presented at the ‘Advancing and Evolving the Methods used in Music Therapy: An International Symposium’, Boyer College of Music and Dance, University of Philadelphia, PA.

Fachner, J., O Kelly, J., Street, A., & Maidhof, C. (2018, February 16-18). Music therapy and neuroscientific aspects of change in psychiatry and neuro-rehabilitation. Symposium presented at the BAMT CONFERENCE 2018 - Music, Diversity and Wholeness, Barbican, London.

Fachner, J. (2018, February 9-10). Erfolge und Desidirata der musiktherapeutischen Forschung in der Depressions- und Abhängigkeitsbehandlung. Invited paper presented at the 30. Werkstatt für Musiktherapieforschung, Universität Augsburg, Germany.

2017

Fachner, J. (2017, November 30). Musik, Bewusstsein und Veränderung des musikalischen Zeit-Raumes. Invited paper presented at the ‚Ringvorlesung Healing Soundscape: Klang – Raum – Atmosphäre, Musikhochschule Hamburg, University of Hamburg, Germany.

Fachner, J. (2017, November 25). The Neuroscience of music and improvisation. Invited paper presented at the Cambridge International Jazz Festival: Transforming Lives, ARU. https://www.cambridgejazzfestival.info/transforming-lives-speakers.

Fachner, J. (2017, November 20). Biomarkers, memory and the music therapy process in the dementias. Invited paper presented at the Creative Dementia Network - EXPERT SEMINAR Music and Dementia, The Wellcome Trust, London.

Fachner, J. (2017, November 10 - 11). Moments of Interest (MOI) and Regions of Interest (ROI) biomarking the music therapy process. Invited paper presented at the ‘Mozart & Science 2017 Music for Medicine and Therapy. 5th. Congress about Multidisciplinarity, Neuroscience and Dementia care in Music Therapy’, IMC Krems.

Fachner, J. (2017, September 30). Music therapy for Recovery from Addiction? Invited paper presented at the MUS.I.C D.A.RE ‘Music in Creative Detoxification and Recovery’ University of Brighton.

Fachner, J., Maidhof, C., Ala-Ruona, E., Forsblom, A., & Bonde, L. (2017, June 15-18). GIM (Guided Imagery in Music): Moments of interest and neurometric findings. Poster presented at the ‘NeuroSciences and Music V - Music, Sound and Health’, Boston, Harvard Medical School.

Fachner, J. (2017, June 1-3). Imagery, relaxation and brain processing in receptive music therapy settings. Invited paper presented at the KOSMOS Dialogue 'Music, Emotion, and Visual Imagery', Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Fachner, J. (2017, May 15 - 16). Musiktherapie und Emotion in der Suchttherapie – ein Überblick und kritische Reflektion. Invited paper presented at the »SUCHT SUCHT RESPEKT« - Die Würde des Menschen steht im Mittelpunkt., TU Berlin - Dahlem.

Fachner, J. (2017, March 10). Imagery and brain processing in receptive music therapy settings. Invited paper presented at the ‘Music therapy: Salutogenic approaches to health’ Conference, Pondicherry, India.

2016

Fachner, J. (2016, November 17). Process and effectiveness: biomarkers in music therapy research. Invited lecture presented at the Music Technology Lecture Series, University Pompeo Fabra, Barcelona.

Fachner, J. (2016, July 7). Music therapy praxeology, shared moments and biomarkers in depression. Paper presented at the 10th European Music therapy conference - A symphony of Dialogues, Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Wien.

Fachner, J., O'Kelly, J., Lee, E., & Faber, S. (2016, 5-9 July). Music therapy praxeology and the brain – neuroscientific perspectives for studying music therapy effects and processes. Symposium organised for the 10th European Music therapy conference - A symphony of Dialogues, Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Wien.

Fachner, J. (2016). Response to Ridder, Odell-Miller and Schmid - Why Music? Why and When a music therapist is needed? Invited Opponent at the International Symposium on Music Therapy: ‘Music therapy–a profession for the future!’ Aalborg University.

Fachner, J. (2016, April 26). Music therapy, depression and frontal brain activity. Invited lecture presented at the Music and Science Seminar Series, Center for Music and Science - University of Cambridge.

Fachner, J. (2016, February 16). Music therapy and biomarkers of depression treatment. Invited Keynote presented at the 3rd International conference on “Best practised models and research in music therapy: global perspectives”. Center for Music Therapy Education and Research Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Pondicherry Campus SBV University, Puducherry India.

Fachner, J. (2016, February 15). Music, addiction and reward processing - Implication for therapy and education. Invited lecture to the Medical Faculty of the Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Pondicherry Campus SBV University, Puducherry India.

2015

Fachner, J., Ala-Ruona, E., & Ole Bonde, L. (2015 24-28 August). Guided Imagery in Music - a neurometric EEG/LORETA case study. Paper presented at the Ninth Triennial ESCOM Conference, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK.

Fachner, J. (2015, 12-13 June). Biomarkers of the music therapy process and effectiveness in psychiatric and neurorehabilitation. Invited keynote presented at the Music Therapy Advances in Neuro-disability II: dialogues in neuroscience, research and clinical practice, Royal Hospital for Neurodisability.

Fachner, J. (2015, 22nd May). Music therapy in the treatment of addiction (Musikterapi i behandling av drogmissbruk). Invited lecture presented at the Open Seminar in Music Psychology Series, Department of Psychology - University of Uppsala, Sweden.

Fachner, J. (2015, 4-5 May). Addiction and reframing of reward processing in music therapy. Invited paper presented at the NORDISK INSPIRASJONS- OG ERFARINGSKONFERANSE: Musikkterapi – forebygging og behandling av rus og psykiske lidelser, University of Bergen. Invited Keynote.

Fachner, J. (2015, 24th April). Neuroscience and Music Therapy Research. Invited lecture presented at the Workshop: Introducing Mobile Brain-Computer Interfaces to Music Research in Musicology, University of Cologne, Germany.

Fachner, J. (2015, 14-17 April). EEGIM - Neural correlates of consciousness during guided imagery in music. Invited paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Music and Consciousness, University of Oxford.

Fachner, J. (2015, 10th April). The future of music therapy research in neuroscience. Invited talk presented at the Seventh Arts and Quality of Life Research Center Conference - Envisioning the Future of Music Therapy, Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Fachner, J. (2015, 19th February). International perspectives on the art and science of Music Therapy. Invited Keynote presented at the Music and Neuroscience, Dubai, World Trade Centre.

2014

Fachner, J. (2014, 14th November). Aktuelle Studien und Erkenntnisse in der Hirnforschung und ihre Bedeutung für die Musiktherapie. Invited Keynote presented at the Symposium Musiktherapie in der neurologischen Rehabilitation - State of the Art, Helios Klinik Hagen Ambrock - Fachklinik für neurologische und neurochirugische Rehabilitation.

Fachner, J. (2014, 24th - 26th October). Getting back to favorite moments: musical episodic memory and recall. Paper presented at the BIBAC 2014 - Building interdisciplinary bridges across cultures - Tapping Musical Identities: Honing Wellness (music and brain, music therapy, well-being)’, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Fachner, J. (2014, July 7-12). Music therapy and brain research: where are we heading? Paper presented at the 14th WFMT World Congress of Music Therapy, Vienna/Krems, Austria.

Fachner, J., Ole Bonde, L., & Ala-Ruona, E. (2014, July 7-12). Neuro-scientific aspects of imagery, music-induced emotion and ASC. Paper presented at the 14th WFMT World Congress of Music Therapy, Vienna/Krems, Austria.

Fachner, J., Grocke, D., Hunt, A., Forsblom, A., Ala-Ruona, E., & Bonde, L. O. (2014, July 7-12). Music Therapy, Altered States and Imagery. Symposium organised at the 14th WFMT World Congress of Music Therapy, Vienna/Krems, Austria.

Fachner, J. (2014, 13th June). Forschung, Praxis und Studium der Musiktherapie an der Anglia Ruskin Universität in Cambridge, UK. Paper presented at the ‘Wiener Ringvorlesung Musiktherapie’, University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria.

Fachner, J. (2014, 29th May -1st June). Treatment response to improvisational music therapy in the EEG of depressed clients. Poster presented at the Neurosciences and Music V, University of Dijon, France.

O’Kelly, J., Magee , W. L., James, L., Palaniappan, R., Taborin, J., & Fachner, J. (2014, 29th May -1st June). Developing the evidence for music therapy in the assessment and rehabilitation of disorders of consciousness. Poster presented at the Neurosciences and Music V - Cognitive Stimulation and Rehabilitation, University of Dijon, France.

Fachner, J. (2014, 1st March). Music therapy, depression and the brain. Invited lecture presented at the Workers Education Association Open Study Day on Music and health Anglia Ruskin University.

Fachner, J. (2014, 7-8 February). Zur Forschung und Praxis einer musiktherapeutischen Behandlung von Depressionen – Ein Beispiel aus Finnland. Invited paper presented at the 26. Werkstatt für musiktherapeutische Forschung Augsburg „Musiktherapie und Depression“, University of Augsburg, Leopold Mozart Zentrum, Augsburg, Germany.

2013

Fachner, J. (2013, 10th December). Music, drugs and emotion - “... make me go to the rehab…”? Invited lecture presented at the Seminar Series at Department of Psychology, Middlessex University, London.

Fachner, J. (2013, 14th November). Music therapy and fronto-temporal EEG measures – resting state changes as an indicator of a music therapy intervention in depression treatment. Invited lecture at the Music, mind and the Brain, Goldsmith University London.

Fachner, J., Odell-Miller, H., & Erkkilä, J. (2013, 7th October). The Finnish RCT Model of Music Therapy in the Treatment of Depression. Poster presented at the Health and Well-Being Academy, Chelmsford.

Fachner, J. (2013, 20th September). Communicating change – musical moments, therapy and the brain. Invited paper presented at the Nordoff Robbins Plus Conference: Music and Communication: Music Therapy and Music Psychology, Nordoff / Robbins Centre London.

O'Kelly, J., Magee, W., James, L., Palaniappan, R., Taborin, J., & Fachner, J. (2013). The development of evidence based Music Therapy for Disorders of Consciousness: comparing healthy neurophysiological responses to individuals in vegetative and minimally conscious states. Paper presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, 8-11 August at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, Toronto.

Fachner , J., Hanson-Abromeit, D., Magee, W. L., O'Kelly, J., & Moore, K. S. (2013). The Theory, Practice, and Measurement of Music Therapy: Developing Evidence from Diverse Practice. Paper presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, Toronto.

Fachner, J. (2013, 11-16th June). Improvisation and verbal reflection on emotions – music therapy modulates fronto-temporal resting EEG of depressed clients. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion, Department of Music, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Fachner, J. (2013, 11-16th June). Reframing emotional intensity – music in drug-induced altered states of consciousness. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion, Department of Music, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Schäfer, T., & Fachner, J. (2013, 11-16th June). Changes in the representation of space and time while listening to music. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion, Department of Music, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Fachner, J. (2013, 11-15th June). Beyond emotion? Music and altering states of consciousness. Symposium organized at the 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion, Department of Music, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Fachner, J. (2013, 7-8th June). Improvisation and verbal reflection – music therapy and its effects on depression and anxiety. Invited paper presented at the Music Therapy Advances in Neuro-disability: Innovations in Research and Practice, Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability, London, UK.

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