Music Therapy: Intimate Notes

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999 - Medical - 145 pages
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The stories and reflections in this book describe powerful encounters between nine music therapists and their clients. These clients include four-year-old Giorgios, who is terminally ill; Wendy, a passionate, battered child who has been rejected by her mother; Olive, suffering from senile dementia; Martha, whose successful life is in crisis; and Steve, who is living with HIV/AIDS. Through music therapy the clients - and therapists - discover their creativity, and, in the process, come to terms with suffering. The stories reveal the passion and integrity of nine music therapists who themselves undergo profound changes as a result of their work. Music Therapy - Intimate Notes is a practical and inspiring introduction to music therapy, showing its range of possibilities in various settings. The book provides a lively and informal theoretical foundation, and connects music to our intimate lives.

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About the author (1999)

Mercedes Pavlicevic is currently post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Music, University of Pretoria, South Africa, and Academic Supervisor at the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre in London. She is also co-director of the Music Therapy Training Programme at the University of Pretoria, and the author of Music Therapy in Context: Music, Meaning and Relationship, published by Jessica Kingsley. After nineteen years of practising, musing, writing and reflecting, she remains passionate about music therapy.

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