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In 15 contributions, music therapists from Brooklyn to Belgium reflect on how music one plays or listens to has the ability to penetrate the anguish of grief, pain, and even the cognitive distortions of schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. Therapists from diverse theoretical orientations and therapeutic settings, from psychoanalytic to music-facilitated labor and childbirth, discuss the specifics of music therapy through case examples. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853027338
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 808,537
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Pt. 1 Paediatrics
1 A song of life: Improvised songs with children with cancer and serious blood disorders 13
2 Indications for the inclusion of music therapy in the care of infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia 32
3 Premature birth and music therapy 47
Pt. 2 Developmental Disability
4 Contact in music: The analysis of musical behaviour in children with communication disorder and pervasive developmental disability for differential diagnosis 69
5 Music and autism: Vocal improvisation as containment of stereotypies 93
6 Islanders: Making connections in music therapy 119
7 Client-centred music therapy for emotionally disturbed teenagers having moderate learning disability 134
8 The use of creative improvisation and psychodynamic insights in music therapy with an abused child 155
9 Orff Music Therapy with multi-handicapped children 166
10 The music, the meaning, and the therapist's dilemma 183
Pt. 3 Neurology
11 'Singing my life, playing my self': Music therapy in the treatment of chronic neurological illness 201
12 Music therapy in neurosurgical rehabilitation 224
Pt. 4 Aspects of Training and Clinical Supervision
13 Integrative supervision for music therapists 249
14 Psychoanalytically oriented music therapy supervision 272
15 Music therapy training: A process to develop the musical and therapeutic identity of the music therapist 282
The Contributors 298
Index 305
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