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Clinical Training Guide for the Student Music Therapist, Second Edition
Polen, Donna, Carol Shultis & Barbara Wheeler
Barcelona Publishers / Softcover / 2017-06-01 / 1945411163
Music Therapy
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277 pages
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This is a second, expanded and updated edition of Clinical Training Guide for the Student Music Therapist, originally published in 2005. Designed for use by music therapy students at all levels of training, the information is organized to support the scaffolding of knowledge and skills as students advance through typical levels of involvement: observing sessions; participating and assisting; planning and co-leading; and ultimately leading sessions independently.

Building on the success of the first edition, some highlights of 2nd Edition, include:

totally updated references and citations
previous chapter-end section, “For Further Reading,” now incorporated into the body of each chapter, insuring the materials are immediately relatable to the content under review
assignments which were previously divided into three distinct levels are now provided in more comprehensive sequences, with added suggestions for journaling and discussion with fellow students, faculty, and clinical supervisors
an entire new chapter on essential aspects of becoming a music therapist
expanded information on all areas of education, clinical training, and music
Full of clinical examples that focus on the process of music therapy for the client, this book explores the uses of music therapy specifically with children with special needs, adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, adults with psychiatric disorders, older adults with age-related needs, and people in medical settings. More general considerations are explored for group and individual session work. Modes of clinical work are explored as chapters delve into the use of improvising, re-creating, composing, and receptive experiences.

The final chapter urges students to consider self-reflection and self-assessment as a career-long commitment. This guide comes from the pens of three experienced music therapists, each with over 30 years in the field and with experience in supervising music therapy students from the perspectives of both faculty and clinicians.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Table of Contents

Introduction: How to Use This Book

Chapter 1 Doing Music Therapy: An Exploration
Chapter 2 Increasing Levels of Involvement
Chapter 3 Essential Aspects of Becoming A Music Therapist: Education, Clinical Training, and Related Areas
Chapter 4 The Process of Planning for Music Therapy
Chapter 5 Client Assessment
Chapter 6 Goals and Objectives
Chapter 7 Planning and Implementing Music Therapy Strategies
Chapter 8 Improvising Experiences
Chapter 9 Re-Creative Experiences
Chapter 10 Compositional Experiences
Chapter 11 Receptive Experiences
Chapter 12 Further Considerations in Planning
Chapter 13 Facilitating Client Responses
Chapter 14 The Role of Music
Chapter 15 Working with Groups
Chapter 16 Working with Individuals
Chapter 17 Documentation Strategies
Chapter 18 Self-Assessment for the Music Therapist
Author Index
Subject Index

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