How can music therapy contribute to current health care practice with children and adults? Music therapists work with children and adults of all ages with wide-ranging healthcare needs. The Handbook of Music Therapy traces the history of recent developments in music therapy and the range of current applications and outlines practical requirements for the work and some basic pre-requisites for and philosophies of training. It covers material encompassing clinical, practical and theoretical perspectives.
Illustrated with many case studies and clinical examples throughout, The Handbook of Music Therapyis placed within a variety of different theoretical and philosophical perspectives and will be invaluable to music and other arts.
Introduction: Music Therapy on a Threshold. Part I: Background and Context. Introduction. Setting the Scene. Practicalities and Basic Principles of Music Therapy. First Meetings with Four Music Therapists. Part II: Clinical Chapters. Suzanna's Story: Music Therapy with a Pre-school Child. Hullo Object! I Destroyed You! Music Therapy with Children with Complex Communication Problems. Music Therapy with Adults with Learning Disabilities. Music Therapy and Neurology. Music Therapy in Forensic Psychiatry - A Case Study with Musical Commentary. Musical Narratives in Music Therapy Treatment for Dementia. Part III: Training. Introduction. Evolving a Capacity for Wondering: The Development of Observation and Listening Sills. Beginning the Clinical Journey. Developing the Musical Journey. The Professional Music Therapist. Some Reflections on Music Therapy Research: An Example of Collaborative Inquiry. Transformation, Ovid and Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). End Notes.
Leslie Bunt is Visiting Professor of Music Therapy at the University of the West of England where he directs the MusicSpace Trust. He directs the postgraduate Diploma in Music Therapy at the University of Bristol and is the author of Music Therapy: An Art Beyond Words (1994).
Sarah Hoskyns is Head of the Music Therapy Department at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She is a former editor of the British Journal of Music Therapy, and an Approved Supervisor Advisory Council member of the Association of Professional Music Therapists.
Richard Bolton - Freelance Musician and Teacher, Ealing, London. Sandra Brown - Senior Clinical Tutor, Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre, London. Catherine Durham - Research Fellow in Music Therapy, MusicSpace Trust, University of the West of England, Bristol. Julian Raphael - Senior Lecturer in Music, Canterbury Christ Church University College. Ann Sloboda - Head of Arts Therapies at Three Bridges Regional Secure Unit, Middlesex. Tessa Watson - Lecturer in Music Therapy, Southlands College, Roehampton, London. Helen Odell Miller - Director, Music Therapy MA, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge.