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The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy
Edwards, Jane (Edt)
Oxford University Press / Softcover / 2017-11-01 / 0198817142
Music Therapy
price: $64.50
1008 pages
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Music therapy is growing internationally to be one of the leading evidence-based psychosocial allied health professions, meeting needs right across the lifespan. Music therapy is a relational therapy in which the therapist and client collaborate to discover how music can be used to strengthen positive relating skills, attending to the client's immediate and longer term needs through assessment, treatment planning, implementation, and evaluation of a music therapy programme. Music therapy is based upon the capacity of music provided by a trained and qualified practitioner to support, integrate, and heal trauma, pain, psychological distress, and to develop and extend the existing capacities of the client.

In the Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy, international leaders in the field from 10 countries have contributed their expertise to showcase contemporary music therapy. They share knowledgable perspectives from multiple models of music therapy that have developed throughout the world, including Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, The Field of Play, Community Music Therapy, and Resource Oriented Music Therapy. There is extensive information provided as to how music therapists practice and with whom, as well as the techniques used in music therapy individually and in groups, the research basis for the work, and professional and training issues in the field.

The book is clearly laid out in five sections; contexts and populations, models and approaches, methods and techniques, research methods, and training and professional issues. Course materials can be structured around the book, or the book can be used as a starting point for students' learning about a model or population. Music therapy students will enjoy the clear descriptions of practice, the clinical vignettes, and the helpful pointers and tips for developing placement work.

Unequalled in depth and breadth, this landmark publication is an essential resource for those starting out in Music Therapy, as well as for experienced practitioners.


Section One: Music therapy contexts and populations across the lifespan
1. Music therapy in the medical care of infants, Helen Shoemark and Trish Dearn
2. Music therapy for hospitalised children, Jane Edwards and Jeanette Kennelly
3. Music therapy for children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer, Philippa Reid
4. Music therapy with adolescents in medical settings, John Mondanaro and Joanne Loewy
5. Music therapy with adult cancer patients and their families, Clare O'Callaghan and Natasha Michael
6. Family approaches in music therapy practice with young children, Amelia Oldfield
7. Music therapy and parent-infant programmes, Jane Edwards and Vicky Abad
8. Music therapy in the context of the special school, Tommy Hayes
9. Music therapy and Rett syndrome, Cochavit Elefant
10. Adult Trauma Work in Music Therapy, Heidi Ahonen
11. Music therapy for women who have experienced domestic violence, Sandra L. Curtis
12. Music therapy in mental health care for adults, Triona McCaffrey
13. Music Therapy with People who have Eating Disorders, Helen Loth
14. Music Therapy for people with a diagnosis of personality disorder: Considerations of thinking and feeling, Helen Odell-Miller
15. The world is alive! Music therapy with adults with learning disabilities, Tessa Watson
16. Music Therapy for Children and Adults who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Kate E. Gfeller
17. Music Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury, Simon Gilbertson
18. Music Therapy for People who have Alzheimer's Disease, A.A Clair
19. Music therapy in Grief and Mourning, Clare O' Callaghan and Natasha Michael
Section Two: Approaches and models of music therapy
20. Approaches and models of music therapy, Jane Edwards
21. Feminist Perspectives in Music Therapy, Susan Hadley and Nicole Hahna
22. Psychodynamic Music Therapy, Susanne Metzner
23. The Field of Play: A Focus on Energy and the Ecology of Being and Playing, Carolyn Kenny
24. Poised in the Creative Now: Principles of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, Nina Guerrero, David Marcus, and Alan Turry
25. Aesthetic Music Therapy, Colin Andrew Lee
26. Culture-Centred Music Therapy, Brynjulf Stige
27. Resource-Oriented Perspectives in Music Therapy, Randi Rolsvjord
28. Developmental Music Therapy, Jane Edwards and Jason Noone
29. Community Music Therapy, Gary Ansdell and Bynjulf Stige
30. Vocal psychotherapy, Diane Austin
Section Three: Music Therapy Methods
31. Methods and techniques, Jane Edwards
32. Song writing techniques in music therapy practice, Trygve Aasgaard and Stine C. Blichfeldt AEro
33. Group music therapy reconsidered: Of Musics, Contexts, and Discourses, Mercedes Pavilicevic
34. Receptive Music Therapy, Denise Grocke
Section Four: Music Therapy Research
35. Music therapy research: Context, methodology, and current and future developments, Jane Edwards
36. Music therapy research: An overview, Barbara Wheeler
37. Charting the terrain of grounded theory research in music therapy: where we've been and where we have the potential to go, Barbara Daveson
38. Phenomenological Research in Music Therapy, Claire Ghetti
39. Randomized Controlled Trials in Music Therapy, Sheri Robb and Dr Deb Burns
40. Mixed Methods Research in Music Therapy, Jaakko Erkkila
41. Researching Music therapy in Medical Settings, Cynthia M. Colwell
Section Five: Music therapy training and professional issues
42. Training, education, and professional issues in music therapy, Jane Edwards
43. Music therapy training requirements, Suzanne Hanser
44. Fostering Experiential Learning with a Focus on Training Groups, Elaine Streeter
45. Developing new posts in music therapy, Alison Ledger
46. Collaborating: A Role for Music Therapy within Interprofessional Teams and Beyond, Karen Twyford
47. Recognition of Music Therapy in Europe, Monika Nocker-Ribaupierre
48. Self-care in Music Therapy: The art of balancing, Gro Trondalen

About the Editor:

Jane Edwards, Programme Leader Mental Health, Deakin University, Australia

Jane Edwards is a qualified music therapist with extensive experience in medical, mental health, and child and family practice. Originally from Australia she has held academic and healthcare positions and affiliations in Ireland, the UK (Scotland and England), the USA, and Germany, as a presenter, academic, researcher, and consultant. She founded the Music & Health Research Group at the University of Limerick. She is Editor-in-Chief of The Arts in Psychotherapy, and inaugural President of the International Association for Music & Medicine. Her previous edited book with OUP, Music Therapy and Parent Infant Bonding (2011), was received enthusiastically by practitioners in music therapy and related fields across the world.


Professor Trygve Aasgaard, Faculty of Health Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway
Vicky Abad, Convenor and lecturer of the Master in Music Therapy Course at the University of Queensland, Brisbane. Founding Director of the National Music Therapy Early Intervention Program Sing & Grow
Stine C. Blichfeldt Ærø, Music therapist Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway
Professor Heidi Ahonen, Professor of Music Therapy, Wilfrid Laurier University; Director of The Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research
Dr Gary Ansdell, Director of Education Nordoff Robbins, UK
Dr Diane Austin, Director of the Music Psychotherapy Center in New York
Mrs. Philippa Reid (formerly Pip Barry) Formerly, The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
Dr Thomas Bergmann, Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany
Stine C. Blichfeldt Ærø, Music therapist Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway
Dr Deb Burns, Associate Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Dr Alicia Clair, Professor Emeritus, School of Music at the University of Kansas
Mr John S. Clark, Camphill Community, Ireland
Dr Cynthia Colwell, Professor at Kansas University
Professor Sandi Curtis, Professor of Music Therapy at Concordia University, Montreal
Dr Barbara A. Daveson, King's College London, Cicely Saunders Institute, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, UK
Trish Dearn, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne
Professor Jane Edwards , University of Limerick, Ireland
Dr Cochavit Elefant, Head of the Graduate School of Creative Art Therapies University of Haifa, Israel
Professor Jaakko Erkkila, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Professor Michele Forinash, Professor, Director of the Expressive Therapies Ph.D. Program, Division of Expressive Therapies at Lesley University
Professor Kate Gfeller, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Dr Claire Ghetti, Clinical Director for Creative Arts and Child Life at Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, New York
Associate Professor Simon Gilbertson, Music Therapy, Head of Studies - Integrated Master in Music Therapy, The Grieg Academy - Department of Music, University of Bergen, Norway
Professor Denise Grocke, Emeritus Professor Denise Grocke, University of Melbourne
Nina Guerrero, New York University - Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy, USA
Professor Susan, Hadley Music Therapy Program, Slippery Rock University, USA
Dr Nicole Hahna, Slippery Rock University, USA
Professor Suzanne Hanser, Chair, Music Therapy Department, Berklee College of Music
Mr Tommy Hayes, University of Limerick, Ireland
Dr Andrea Intveen, Musiktherapiezentrum, Universitaet der Kuenste, Germany
Dr Jeanette Kennelly, School of Music, University of Queensland, Australia
Professor Carolyn Kenny, Antioch University, USA
Dr Alison Ledger, Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds, UK; Music & Health Research Group, University of Limerick, Ireland
Professor Colin Lee, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada
Anne Leins,
Dr Joanne Loewy, The Louis Armstrong Centre for Music & Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, USA
Helen Loth, Course Leader and Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University
David Marcus, Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at New York University, USA
Triona McCaffrey, Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland
Prof Dr Susanne Metzner, Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Natasha Michael, Department of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Australia
John Mondanaro, Clinical Director, The Louis and Lucille Armstrong Music Therapy Program, Beth Israel Medical Center, USA
Dr Clare O'Callaghan, Caritas Christi Hospice, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne; Department of Medicine, St Vincent's Hospital, and The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne; Cabrini Health; and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia
Professor Helen Odell-Miller, Deputy Head of the Department of Music and Performing Arts
Professor of Music Therapy at Anglia Ruskin University
Dr Monika Nöcker-Ribaupierre
Jason Francis Noone, Acting Lecturer, MA Music Therapy, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland
Dr Amelia Oldfield, Senior Professor of Music Anglia Ruskin University
Dr Mercedes Pavlicevic, Director of Research, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy
Eleanor Richards, Senior Lecturer in Music Therapy at Anglia Ruskin University
Dr Sheri Robb, Associate Professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing
Associate Professor Randi Rolsvjord, The Grieg Academy, University of Bergen, Norway
Dr Helen Shoemark, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Professor Brynjulf Stige, Professor of Music Therapy at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen, and Head of Research at GAMUT, Uni Research Health, Bergen, Norway
Dr Elaine Streeter, Department of Music, University of York, UK
Dr Gro Trondalen, Associate Professor in Music Therapy at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway
Dr Alan Turry, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, Managing Director of the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy
Karen Twyford, Freelance Music Therapist
Tessa Watson, Department of Psychology, University of Roehampton
Professor Barbara Wheeler, Professor Emerita, Montclair State University, USA

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