Interactive Music Therapy in Child and Family Psychiatry: Clinical Practice, Research and Teaching

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Aug 15, 2006 - Medical - 224 pages

What is truly distinctive about this book is that Oldfield introduces her doctoral research, in which she created the Music Therapy Diagnostic Assessment (MTDA) in comparison to one of the most internationally recognized standardized diagnostic tool.'

- Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS).

'I believe that the book will be useful for music therapy students, and novice music therapist working in child and family psychiatry and related fields.'

- Nordic Journal of Music Therapy

'In her indomitable, accessible and straightforward style, Amelia Oldfield continues to champion the use of music therapy with families in her most recent publication. The book is in many ways a step-by-step music therapy manual, informing us of music therapy methods and innovations and provoking new thoughtfulness for work within the child mental health setting.'

- Journal of Family Therapy

'This book could be an invaluable resource for readers who are looking for evidence that music therapy can have a very positive effect on certain disorders and family dynamics. I could imagine it would bring great hope for those whose children find communication very difficult, or where families are struggling to relate emotionally. The book [also] has a lot of clinical research data, which would be extremely useful for students or clinicians needing to validate this kind of work.'

- ACCord Magazine

'This practical book outlines and explains the rationale for using music therapy in child and family psychiatry. Amelia Oldfield reflects on current research methodology and describes characteristics of her own approach to therapy sessions, including how to start and end the session, how to motivate children and establish a positive musical dialogue with them, and how to include parents in the session. She also uses video analysis techniques to assess and advance the role of the therapist.

Individual chapters focus on the results of the author's research investigations with specific groups such as mothers and young children, groups of adults with profound difficulties, children with autistic spectrum disorder or severe physical and mental difficulties, as well as children without clear diagnosis. Case studies and vignettes supplement these examples. The author also considers the whole process from the initial referral for therapy and using psychiatric music therapy for diagnostic assessment to how to end treatment.

This book is accessible to music therapists, psychiatrists, nurses and occupational therapists working with children and families, as well as music therapy trainers, their students and academics interested in music therapy.'

- British Society for Music Therapy

'Those who are specifically interested in music therapy as applied to children and families will find no better mentor than Oldfield.'

- Mental Health Care Practice

'Well, this book was a pleasant surprise! I found it a remarkably uplifting read. Amelia Oldfield describes in detail how she has managed to interact through music with children (and adults) with a wide range of significant difficulties, intellectual, emotional and physical. Her music therapy is intended to help with diagnosis but she also involved parents and carers in her sessions in a way which helps them to come to terms with and deal more comfortably with their charges.'

- Adoption.net

This practical book outlines and explains the rationale for using music therapy in child and family psychiatry. Amelia Oldfield reflects on current research methodology and describes characteristics of her own approach to therapy sessions, including how to start and end the session, how to motivate children and establish a positive musical dialogue with them, and how to include parents in the session. She also uses video analysis techniques to assess and advance the role of the therapist.

Individual chapters focus on the results of the author's research investigations with specific groups such as mothers and young children, groups of adults with profound difficulties, children with autistic spectrum disorder or severe physical and mental difficulties, as well as children without clear diagnosis. Case studies and vignettes supplement these examples. The author also considers the whole process from the initial referral for therapy and using psychiatric music therapy for diagnostic assessment to how to end treatment.

This book is accessible to music therapists, psychiatrists, nurses and occupational therapists working with children and families, as well as music therapy trainers, their students and academics interested in music therapy.

 

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Contents

Foreword by Joanne Holmes
9
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
11
Introduction
13
Chapter 1 Characteristics of My Music Therapy Approach in Child and Family Psychiatry
15
Chapter 2 Music Therapy Diagnostic Assessments in Child and Family Psychiatry
29
Assisting Clinical Diagnosis
47
Chapter 4 Individual Shortterm Music Therapy in Child and Family Psychiatry
70
Chapter 5 Music Therapy with Families at the Croft Unit
89
APPENDIX 2 SUMMARY DESCRIBING DAMIENS MUSIC THERAPY SESSION
200
APPENDIX 3 SUMMARY DESCRIBING NANCY CLAUDE AND PHOEBES MUSIC THERAPY SESSION
202
APPENDIX 4 DAMIENS MUSIC THERAPY REPORT
203
APPENDIX 5 NANCY CLAUDE AND PHOEBES MUSIC THERAPY REPORT
205
APPENDIX 6 CROFT GROUP HELLO SONG
206
APPENDIX 7 FULL MTDA SCORING SHEETS
207
APPENDIX 8 MTDA AND ADOS TESTERS QUESTIONNAIRE
210
APPENDIX 9 GUIDELINES FOR STRUCTURED INTERVIEWS WITH THE CHILDREN
213

Chapter 6 Music Therapy Research
110
Chapter 7 Research Investigation into Music Therapy Diagnostic Assessments
123
Chapter 8 Teaching Music Therapy
159
Chapter 9 Music Therapy Supervision
179
Conclusion
196
APPENDIX 1 BLANK SHEET USED FOR RECORDING ONGOING MUSIC THERAPY NOTES IN THE CROFT NURSING FOLDER
199
APPENDIX 10 GUIDELINES FOR WRITING ABOUT INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISION
215
APPENDIX 11 GUIDELINES FOR WRITING ABOUT GROUP SUPERVISION
216
REFERENCES
217
SUBJECT INDEX
221
AUTHOR INDEX
224
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About the author (2006)

Amelia Oldfield is a well-known and prestigious music therapist with over 25 years' experience in the field. She works at the Croft Unit for Child and Family Psychiatry and at the Child Development Centre, Addenbrookes. She also lectures at Anglia Polytechnic University, where she co-initiated the MA Music Therapy Training. Amelia has completed four research investigations and a PhD. She has also produced six music therapy training videos. She is married with four children and plays clarinet in local chamber music groups in Cambridge, UK.

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