Music Therapy

  • Filename: music-therapy.
  • ISBN: 9781317815334
  • Release Date: 2014-04-24
  • Number of pages: 266
  • Author: Leslie Bunt
  • Publisher: Routledge



Music therapy is recognised as being applicable to a wide range of healthcare and social contexts. Since the first edition of Music Therapy: An art beyond words, it has extended into areas of general medicine, mainstream education and community practice. This new edition revises the historical and theoretical perspectives and recognises the growing evidence and research base in contemporary music therapy. Leslie Bunt and Brynjulf Stige document the historical evolution of music therapy and place the practice within seven current perspectives: medical, behavioural, psychoanalytical, humanistic, transpersonal, culture-centred and music-centred. No single perspective, individual or group approach is privileged, although the focus on the use of sounds and music within therapeutic relationships remains central. Four chapters relate to areas of contemporary practice across different stages of the lifespan: child health, adolescent health, adult health and older adult health. All include case narratives and detailed examples underpinned by selected theoretical and research perspectives. The final two chapters of the book reflect on the evolution of the profession as a community resource and the emergence of music therapy as an academic discipline in its own right. A concise introduction to the current practice of music therapy around the world, Music Therapy: An art beyond words is an invaluable resource for professionals in music therapy and music education, those working in the psychological therapies, social work and other caring professions, and students at all levels.

Music Therapy

  • Filename: music-therapy.
  • ISBN: 0415087031
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Number of pages: 213
  • Author: Leslie Bunt
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



Can music help people to overcome or cope with mental health problems? Music therapy is a relatively new discipline; although the power of music to alleviate illness and distress has been recognised for centuries, it is only in the twentieth century that systematic research into the reasons for its efficacy has really begun. Leslie Bunt has written this book to explain the purposes and techniques of music therapy as it is practised today to a wide range of mental health professionals, and for all those interested in the use of creative arts in therapy. power of music to alleviate illness and distress has been recognised for centuries, it is only in the twentieth century that systematic research into the reasons for its efficacy has really begun. Leslie Bunt has written this book to explain the purposes and techniques of music therapy as it is practised today to a wide audience of mental health professionals, and for all those interested in the use of creative arts in therapy.

Music Therapy

  • Filename: music-therapy.
  • ISBN: 9780415087032
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Number of pages: 213
  • Author: Leslie Bunt
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



Can music help people to overcome or cope with mental health problems? Music therapy is a relatively new discipline; although the power of music to alleviate illness and distress has been recognised for centuries, it is only in the twentieth century that systematic research into the reasons for its efficacy has really begun. Leslie Bunt has written this book to explain the purposes and techniques of music therapy as it is practised today to a wide range of mental health professionals, and for all those interested in the use of creative arts in therapy. power of music to alleviate illness and distress has been recognised for centuries, it is only in the twentieth century that systematic research into the reasons for its efficacy has really begun. Leslie Bunt has written this book to explain the purposes and techniques of music therapy as it is practised today to a wide audience of mental health professionals, and for all those interested in the use of creative arts in therapy.

Music Therapy

  • Filename: music-therapy.
  • ISBN: 9781317815334
  • Release Date: 2014-04-24
  • Number of pages: 266
  • Author: Leslie Bunt
  • Publisher: Routledge



Music therapy is recognised as being applicable to a wide range of healthcare and social contexts. Since the first edition of Music Therapy: An art beyond words, it has extended into areas of general medicine, mainstream education and community practice. This new edition revises the historical and theoretical perspectives and recognises the growing evidence and research base in contemporary music therapy. Leslie Bunt and Brynjulf Stige document the historical evolution of music therapy and place the practice within seven current perspectives: medical, behavioural, psychoanalytical, humanistic, transpersonal, culture-centred and music-centred. No single perspective, individual or group approach is privileged, although the focus on the use of sounds and music within therapeutic relationships remains central. Four chapters relate to areas of contemporary practice across different stages of the lifespan: child health, adolescent health, adult health and older adult health. All include case narratives and detailed examples underpinned by selected theoretical and research perspectives. The final two chapters of the book reflect on the evolution of the profession as a community resource and the emergence of music therapy as an academic discipline in its own right. A concise introduction to the current practice of music therapy around the world, Music Therapy: An art beyond words is an invaluable resource for professionals in music therapy and music education, those working in the psychological therapies, social work and other caring professions, and students at all levels.

The Music in Music Therapy

  • Filename: the-music-in-music-therapy.
  • ISBN: 9780857007124
  • Release Date: 2014-05-21
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Jos De Backer
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers



Bringing together a wide range of European thought on music therapy practice, this book provides a deeper insight into the aspects of the therapeutic process which are enabled by music. With a theoretical, psychodynamic approach and high quality clinical case material from across Europe, the editors stress the role of music within music therapy and show how essential the musician is within the identity of a music therapist. The first of its kind, this comprehensive text is an invaluable resource for experienced music therapists worldwide, alongside students and trainees.

Improvisation

  • Filename: improvisation.
  • ISBN: 1846420806
  • Release Date: 2004-03-02
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Tony Wigram
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers



Improvisation plays a key role in the toolbox of the music therapist. Tony Wigram's practical and comprehensive guide and CD will prove indispensable to students, teachers, therapists and musicians as a book of musical techniques and therapeutic methods. Beginning with an overview of developing, teaching and analysing the skills of improvisation, Wigram describes techniques ranging from warming up to mirroring, rhythmic grounding, containing and holding. With specific sections on piano improvisation, chordal and 2-, 3- and 4- note improvisation are covered, in addition to advanced skills such as frameworking and transitions. Wigram also includes techniques for thematic improvisation, group improvisation and outlines methods for analysing and reporting improvisational processes. Notated examples allow readers to try out techniques and progress as they read, with audio examples on the accompanying CD adding another dimension to the structure and guidance provided for all levels of music student and therapist.

Receptive Methods in Music Therapy

  • Filename: receptive-methods-in-music-therapy.
  • ISBN: 9781843104131
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 271
  • Author: Denise Erdonmez Grocke
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers



This practical book describes the specific use of receptive (listening) methods and techniques in music therapy clinical practice and research, including relaxation with music for children and adults, the use of visualisation and imagery, music and collage, song-lyric discussion, vibroacoustic applications, music and movement techniques, and other forms of aesthetic listening to music. The authors explain these receptive methods of intervention using a format that enables practitioners to apply them in practice and make informed choices about music suitable for each of the different techniques. Protocols are described step-by-step, with reference to the necessary environment, conditions, skills and appropriate musical material. Receptive Methods in Music Therapy will prove indispensable to music therapy students, practitioners, educators and researchers.

Illness and the Limits of Expression

  • Filename: illness-and-the-limits-of-expression.
  • ISBN: 0472116193
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 158
  • Author: Kathlyn Conway
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press



A sophisticated literary, psychoanalytic, and philosophical treatise on illness and narrative form, Illness and the Limits of Expression investigates the failings of standard survivor literature by asking how language can be used to express the catastrophic experience of disease. While battling three bouts of cancer herself, Kathlyn Conway became familiar with the "success" narratives of disability and sickness---stories of the woman who still looked beautiful after three successive treatments or the man who ran five miles a day during chemotherapy---all of which emphasized victory born of hope and positive thinking. Believing that such upbeat accounts insufficiently portrayed the intense emotional strain, physical deterioration, and mental terror brought about by illness, Conway began to investigate the far less popular nontriumphalist genres of illness literature---by authors such as Virginia Woolf, Joan Didion, and Susan Sontag. Instead of shying away from the uglier sides of illness, these writers explore how disease and devastation separate us from ourselves and why much can be learned about identity and language by noting this division. Through her readings of both sets of narratives, Conway shows how difficult it is to express the reality of serious illness or injury, but she also argues that by wrestling with this challenge, writers can offer a better picture of the complex relationship between body and mind. Kathlyn Conway is a practicing psychotherapist and the author of Ordinary Life: A Memoir of Illness. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children. "This is a wonderful book, whose message is extremely important but all too rarely heard: most published accounts of illness gloss over its difficulties and horror. People struggling with serious illness and disability deserve more. With clear writing and sound scholarship,Illness and the Limits of Expressiontakes on this challenge and should be read by both scholarly and general audiences." ---Emily Abel, University of California, Los Angeles

A Comprehensive Guide to Music Therapy

  • Filename: a-comprehensive-guide-to-music-therapy.
  • ISBN: 1843100835
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Tony Wigram
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers



Music therapists have a rich diversity of approaches and methods, often developed with specific relevance to meet the needs of a certain client population. This book reflects the components of such diversity, and is a comprehensive guide to accessing the ideas, theory, research results and clinical outcomes that are the foundations of this field.

Music Therapy in Context

  • Filename: music-therapy-in-context.
  • ISBN: 1853024341
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 196
  • Author: Mercedes Pavlicevic
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers



By drawing extensively from current literature on music and developmental psychology, music therapy, psychotherapy and music theory, this book encourages music therapists not to compromise the musical process at the heart of their practice, but to use these with authority - the authority that this book seeks to provide.

Art Therapy with Children on the Autistic Spectrum

  • Filename: art-therapy-with-children-on-the-autistic-spectrum.
  • ISBN: 9781853028250
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 111
  • Author: Kathy Evans
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers



Art Therapy with Children on the Autistic Spectrum presents a new model of practice, which primarily focuses on communication difficulties. The authors describe how negative behaviours and subsequent tension may be alleviated when the autistic child is involved in interactive art making with the therapist.

Community Music Therapy

  • Filename: community-music-therapy.
  • ISBN: 1843101246
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Mercedes Pavlicevic
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers



'Community Music Therapy' presents a new way of considering music therapy in more culturally, socially and politically sensitive ways. It suggests new practices and new thinking for music therapy in the 21st century, and offers a critique of some older methods.

Healing with the Arts

  • Filename: healing-with-the-arts.
  • ISBN: 9781451696837
  • Release Date: 2013-11-05
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Michael Samuels
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Heal yourself and your community with this proven 12-week program that uses the arts to awaken your innate healing abilities. From musicians in hospitals to quilts on the National Mall—art is already healing people all over the world. It is helping veterans recover, improving the quality of life for cancer patients, and bringing communities together to improve their neighborhoods. Now it’s your turn. Through art projects, including visual arts, dance, writing, and music, along with spiritual practices and guided imagery, Healing with the Arts gives you the tools to address what you need to heal in your life—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. An acclaimed twelve-week program lauded by hospitals and caretakers from around the world, Healing with the Arts gives you the ability to heal your family and your friends, as well as communities where you’ve always wanted to make a difference. Internationally known leaders in the arts in medicine movement, Michael Samuels, MD, and Mary Rockwood Lane, RN, PhD, show you how to use creativity and self-expression to pave the artist’s path to healing.

Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism

  • Filename: art-as-an-early-intervention-tool-for-children-with-autism.
  • ISBN: 1846429560
  • Release Date: 2009-06-15
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Nicole Martin
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers



The early years are the most critical period of learning for a child with autism. Therapeutic art-making can be a useful tool to tap into their imaginations and help them to express their thoughts and feelings. Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism includes practical advice on helping a child move beyond scribbling, organizing the child's environment for maximum comfort and relaxation, and providing physical and sensory support. This book is packed with tips and suggestions for how to provide art therapy for children with autism — covering topics such as the basic materials required, safety issues, how to set up a workspace, and ideas for managing difficult behavior. The author writes from a professional and personal perspective — Nicole Martin is a qualified art therapist specializing in working with children with autism, and she also has a brother with autism. Perfect for busy parents and as a practical reference for professionals such as psychologists, teachers, occupational therapists, sensory integration therapists and anyone working with a child on the autism spectrum.

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