This comprehensive international collection of writings on music therapy for premature and newborn infants was first published in 2003, and appears here in a second updated edition. The book chapters are based on a wide interdisciplinary range covering writings on medicine, infant and bonding research, developmental psychology, psychoanalysis, as well as music therapy in its different approaches.
As in the first edition, Part One deals with basic theories: the treatment concept NIDCAP (focusing on infant development and the significance of the development of the sensorial systems), research on auditory development, the psychoanalytic view of auditory influences from the onset of prenatal life with special focus on the mother‘s voice, and the potentials of music therapy for regulation and sycnchronization within relationships.
Part Two presents an overview of individual music therapy approaches to research and clinical practice, including qualitative and quantitative paradigms and both functional and psychotherapeutic approaches to practice – all based on research and extensive clinical practice – using a wide range of musical strategies. Including an overview of the new development and significance of parental work. The aim of the book is to show the benefits of music and music therapy as supportive intervention for hospitalized infants and also for their parents, by addressing the immediate and long-term developmental needs of the infant with regards to the evidence of bonding, relationships, and communication. The last chapters provide practical advice for implementing music therapy in NICUs as evaluated during the last 20 years.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword – Mechthild Papoušek
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Part One: The Basics
Chapter 1 – Heidelise Als: Trusting Behavioural Communication Individualized, Relationship-Based, Developmental Care Nursery—A Way of Meeting the Neurodevelopmental Expectations of the Preterm Infant
Chapter 2 – Kenneth J. Gerhardt and Robert M. Abrams: Fetal Hearing: Implications for the Neonate
Chapter 3 – Suzanne Maiello: On the Meaning of Prenatal Auditory Perception and Memory for the Development of the Mind: A Psychoanalytic Perspective
Chapter 4 – Gisela M. Lenz and Dorothee von Moreau: Coming Together: Resonance and Synchronization as a Regulating Factor in Relationships
Part Two: Research and Clinical Practice
Chapter 5 – Barbara M. Menke, Douglas Keith, and Fred J. Schwartz: Music Therapy for the Premature Baby— Research Review
Chapter 6 – Monika Nöcker-Ribaupierre: The Mother’s Voice— A Bridge Between Two Worlds
Chapter 7 – Marie-Luise Zimmer: Premature Babies have Premature Mothers: Practical Experiences with Premature Infants and their Mothers using Auditive Stimulation with the Mother’s Voice
Chapter 8 – Elisabeth Dardart: Life in Neonatal Care—Or, the Situation of the Premature Baby
Chapter 9 – Mark Ettenberger: Family-Centered Music Therapy in the Neonatal Intensive care Unit: Key Concepts, Research, and Examples of Clinical Practice
Chapter 10 – Helen Shoemark and Belinda Tucquet: Family-Centered Music Therapy for Infants with Complex Medical and Surgical Needs
Chapter 11 – Joanne V . Loewy: A Clinical Model of Music Therapy in the NICU
Chapter 12 – Deanna Hanson-Abromeit: Neonatal Music Therapy Program Development