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Receptive Methods in Music Therapy : Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators and Student
Grocke, Denise and Tony Wigram with a foreword by Cheryl Dileo
Jessica Kingsley / Softcover / 2007-01-01 / 184310413X
Music Therapy
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288 pages
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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.


Foreword by Cheryl Dileo. Introduction. 1. Engaging with clients verbally and musically. 2. Selecting music for receptive methods. 3. Receptive methods and relaxation for children and adolescents. 4. Receptive Methods and Relaxation for adults 5. Visualisations and imagery with music 6. Song lyric discussion, reminiscence and life review 7. Perceptual listening in Intellectual disability and Music appreciation in Adults. 8. Collage. 9. Vibroacoustic therapy in Receptive Music Therapy. 10 Movement to Music Appendix. Discography of music. References. Subject index. Author index.

About the Authors:

Denise Grocke is Associate Professor and Head of Music Therapy at the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She directs the undergraduate and graduate programmes in music therapy and the Graduate Diploma in Guided Imagery and Music (Bonny Method), and is Director of the National Music Therapy Research Unit. She is co-editor of two books, and author of many chapters and articles on music therapy and Guided Imagery and Music. She is a former President of the World Federation of Music Therapy and a current member of the Advisory Board of the doctoral program in music therapy at the University of Aalborg, Denmark.

Tony Wigram is Professor of Music Therapy and Head of PhD Studies in Music Therapy in the Department for Communication and Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Aalborg, Denmark. He is Head Music Therapist at the Harper House Children's Service, Hertfordshire, UK, Research Advisor to Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust, Prinicipal Research Fellow in the Faculty of Music, Melbourne University, and Reader in Music Therapy at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

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