Art & Music Therapy
The Practical Application of Voice Movement Therapy
Using Voice and Movement in Therapy is a practical and imaginative guide to the way in which physical movement and the expressive use of the voice can facilitate therapy. Paul Newham examines how massage, manipulation and dance, combined with vocal expression, can alleviate certain emotional, psychosomatic and psychological symptoms.
Reflecting on and developing the applications of music therapy, this collection will help establish effective therapy methods in which the creative use of music is employed by skilled and clinically experienced music therapists in a client-oriented interactive process.
Playing and Health
Developing the basic principles of her model of playtherapy, Sue Jennings has written a stimulating book that will provide inspiration for those new to the discipline, whilst providing a fresh and exciting approach for established practitioners. In her book, Jennings argues that creative play is essential for children's health.
The stories and reflections in this book describe powerful encounters between nine music therapists and clients. The stories reveal the passion and integrity of nine music therapists who undergo profound changes as a result of their work. The book provides a lively and informal theoretical foundation, connecting music to our intimate lives.
This book provides valuable insight into the work of professional music therapists in their clinical practice. The contributors discuss work with a diverse range of clients, including those suffering from Alzheimer's, anorexia nervosa, schizophrenia, psychosis, personality disorder, anxiety and psychosomatic disorder.
Distinguished art therapists have contributed to this wide-ranging collection, which deals sensitively with work with patients who are suffering from terminal illness such as AIDS or cancer, or recovering from traumatic operations. The chapters offer advice on approaches to use with a variety of clients, depending on the objectives.
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