A collection of 21 case studies exemplifying psychodynamic music therapy, informed variously by the theories of Freud, Jung, Klein, Winnicott, Stern, Kohut, Mahler, Bion, and others. Experienced music therapists from nine countries describe their work with children, adolescents, and adults. Diverse methods are featured, including: improvisation, songs, music imaging, and music listening. The length of treatment ranges from a few sessions spread over a couple of months to weekly sessions spanning 6 years. One distinguishing feature of the book is the illumination of how transference, countertransference, resistance, and defenses are manifested in the musical relationship between therapist and client. Engagingly written, these case studies capture the depth and far-reaching possibilities of music therapy, thus demonstrating the importance of training in advanced techniques in music therapy.
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