The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy

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Jane Edwards
Oxford University Press, Jun 2, 2016 - Psychology - 872 pages
Music therapy is growing internationally to be one of the leading evidence-based psychosocial allied health professions, meeting needs right across the lifespan. Music therapy is a relational therapy in which the therapist and client collaborate to discover how music can be used to strengthen positive relating skills, attending to the client's immediate and longer term needs through assessment, treatment planning, implementation, and evaluation of a music therapy programme. Music therapy is based upon the capacity of music provided by a trained and qualified practitioner to support, integrate, and heal trauma, pain, psychological distress, and to develop and extend the existing capacities of the client. In the Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy, international leaders in the field from 10 countries have contributed their expertise to showcase contemporary music therapy. They share knowledgable perspectives from multiple models of music therapy that have developed throughout the world, including Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, The Field of Play, Community Music Therapy, and Resource Oriented Music Therapy. There is extensive information provided as to how music therapists practice and with whom, as well as the techniques used in music therapy individually and in groups, the research basis for the work, and professional and training issues in the field. The book is clearly laid out in five sections; contexts and populations, models and approaches, methods and techniques, research methods, and training and professional issues. Course materials can be structured around the book, or the book can be used as a starting point for students' learning about a model or population. Music therapy students will enjoy the clear descriptions of practice, the clinical vignettes, and the helpful pointers and tips for developing placement work. Unequalled in depth and breadth, this landmark publication is an essential resource for those starting out in Music Therapy, as well as for experienced practitioners.

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List of Contributors
An Evidencebased Allied Health Service
Music Therapy in the Medical Care of Infants
Music Therapy for Hospitalized Children
Music Therapy for Children and Adolescents Diagnosed with
Music Therapy with Adolescents in Medical Settings
Family Approaches in Music Therapy Practice with Young
Music Therapy in the Context of the Special School
Rudolf Steiner and the development of Anthroposophical Music
Aesthetic Music Therapy
CultureCentered Music Therapy
ResourceOriented Perspectives in Music Therapy
Developmental Music Therapy
Community Music Therapy
Discovering Yourself through the Voice
Methods and Techniques

Music Therapy for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Music Therapy and Rett Syndrome
Music Therapy for Children and Adults who are Deaf or Hard
Music Therapy in Mental Health Care for Adults
Adult Trauma Work in Music Therapy
Music Therapy for Women Who Have Experienced Domestic
Music Therapy with People Who Have Eating Disorders
Music Therapy for People with a Diagnosis of Personality
The World is Alive Music Therapy with Adults with Learning
Music Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury
Music Therapy for People Who Have Alzheimers Disease
Music Therapy in Grief and Mourning
Approaches and Models of Music Therapy
Feminist Perspectives in Music Therapy
A Focus on Energy and the Ecology of Being
Principles of NordoffRobbins Music
Songwriting Techniques in Music Therapy Practice
Of Musics Contexts
Receptive Music Therapy
Context Methodology and Current
An Overview
Charting the Terrain of Grounded Theory Research in Music
Phenomenological Research in Music Therapy
Randomized Controlled Trials in Music Therapy
Mixed Methods Research in Music Therapy
Researching Music Therapy in Medical Settings
Training Education and Professional Issues in Music Therapy
Developing New Posts in Music Therapy
Recognition of Music Therapy in Europe
Author Index
Subject Index

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