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Clinical Applications of Music Therapy in Psychiatry
Wigram, Tony & Jos De Backer (Eds) | Foreword by Jozef Peuskens
Jessica Kingsley Publishers / Softcover / 1999-04-01 / 1853027332
Music Therapy / Psychiatry
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300 pages
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'The contributions of this book are very important for us as health carers to increase our knowledge of this form of therapy, so that we can understand its power and limits. It is a book about music therapy where clinical applications are successfully documented in a very professional and clear way. The quality of the contributions proves that music therapy has a legitimate and due place in the spectrum of psychotherapeutic interventions in psychiatric clinical practice.'
– From the Foreword by Jozef Peuskens

Clinical Applications of Music Therapy in Psychiatry provides valuable insight into the work of professional music therapists in their clinical practice. The contributors, who are all internationally-renowned music therapists, discuss work with a diverse range of clients, including those suffering from Alzheimer's, anorexia nervosa, schizophrenia, psychosis, personality disorder, anxiety and psychosomatic disorder. Their chapters develop psychotherapeutic theory alongside music therapy practice, and are intended to be read by the psychiatric professions as well as music therapists, reflecting the medical establishment's growing receptivity to music therapy.

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Table of Contents

Preface, Jan Van Camp. Preface, Jos Peuskens. 1. Specific aspects of the music therapy relationship with psychiatric patients, Jos De Backer and Jan Van Camp. 2. Music therapy as holding and re-organizing work with schizophrenic and psychotic patients, Inge Nygaard Pedersen, Aalborg University, Denmark. 3. Music therapy with psychiatric in-patients: A case study with a young schizophrenic man, Bent Jensen, Psychiatric Hospital of Aarhus, Denmark. 4. The meaning of music – from the client's perspective, Brynjulf Stige, University of Oslo. 5. Definition and use of the musical transference relationship, Elaine Streeter, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge. 6. Psychoanalytically informed music therapy in psychiatry, Susanne Metzner, Hochschule fur Musik und Theater, Hamburg. 7. Investigating the value of music therapy in psychiatry: Developing research tools arising from clinical perspectives, Helen Odell-Miller, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge. 8. Vocal improvisation in analytically-oriented music therapy with adults, Diane Austin, New York University. 9. Relaxing through pain and anxiety at the extremities of life: Applications of music therapy in childbirth and older adulthood, Suzanne Hanser, Berkeley College of Music, Boston MA. 10. Working through loss and mourning in music therapy, Chava Sekeles, David Yellin College, Jerusalem. 11. The music which underpins pivotal moments in Guided Imagery and Music, Denise Erdonmez-Grocke, Austria. 12. Analysis of musical improvisations to understand and work with elements of resistance in a client with anorexia nervosa, Britta Vinkler Frederiksen, Aalborg Psychiatric Hospital, Denmark. 13. Music therapy and the meaning of affect regulations for psychomatic patients, Mechtild Langenberg, Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin. 14. The sound of music in the dimming, anguished world of Alzheimer's disease, May Gaertner, Montpellier. 15. Reflections on music in music therapy, Jan Van Camp. Index.

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