Analytical Music Therapy
224 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:15 Apr 2002
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Analytical Music Therapy

Edited by Johannes Eschen
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This book brings together the professional experiences of eminent analytical music therapists from Europe and the USA. The book examines the origins and theory of AMT (including a contribution on the subject from Mary Priestley), before exploring its uses in various contexts. Chapters cover AMT in counselling and rehabilitation, with adults and children and with nonverbal clients. A concluding section discusses aspects of the training of music therapy students.Written by experienced and highly regarded analytic music therapists, and edited by Johannes Th. Eschen, one of the first ever AMT students, this book will be of interest to practitioners in many branches of music therapy and related disciplines.
Johannes Th. Eschen is Professor of Music Therapy and founding Director of the Institut fr Musiktherapie der Hochschule fur Musik und Theater, Hamburg. He has worked as a music therapist at the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, the Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Herdecke and in private practice. He was one of the founding members of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Musiktherapie, of which he has been Chairman 1977-85, President 1985-6 and Honorary Chairman since 1990. In 1998 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater, Hamburg.
Preface. PART 1: 1. Analytical Music Therapy - origin and development, Mary Priestley and Johannes Th. Eschen. 2. Analytical Music Therapy - introduction, Johannes Th. Eschen. 3.Theoretical bases of Analytical Music Therapy, Susan Hadley. PART 2: 4. Some considerations on the treatment techniques of psychoanalytically-established music therapy, Mechtild Jahn-Langenberg. 5. Analytical Music Therapy with adults in mental health and in counselling work, Inge Nygaard Pedersen. 6. The sound of silence - the use of Analytical Music Therapy techniques with a nonverbal client, Juliane Kowski. 7. The psychodynamic function of music in Analytical Music Therapy with children, Wolfgang Mahns. 8. The role of music in Analytical Music Therapy - music as a carrier of stories, Colleen Purdon. 9. Improvisation as a musical healing tool and life approach, Benedikte B. Scheiby. PART 3: 10. Supervision of music therapy students in a music therapy graduate training programme, Barbara Hesser. 11. Self-experience for music therapy students, Inge Nygaard Pedersen. 12. Psychodynamic movement, Inge Nygaard Pedersen. List of Contributors. Index.
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