Film & Performance Studies
A Music Therapist's Journey into the Realms of Autism
This remarkable book describes the progression of three nonverbal autistic music therapy clients from a state of inward frustration and an inability to communicate it towards a liberating ability to express, through Facilitated Communication, the thoughts and feelings stimulated by hearing and playing music.
Working with Adolescents Using Action Techniques
Drawing on years of experience working with adolescents, Cossa provides a tried-and-tested model for working with adolescents in groups. Utilizing techniques found in psychodrama, sociodrama, drama therapy and sociometry, Cossa offers step-by-step guidelines on running a group development program and summarizes in easy-to-understand language.
The authors show that where neuro-degenerative disease restricts movement, communication and thought processes and impairs the sense of self, music therapy is an effective intervention in neurological rehabilitation, successfully restoring the performance of identity within which clients can recognise themselves.
Methods, Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators and Students
This comprehensive and groundbreaking book describes the effective use of songwriting in music therapy with a variety of client populations, from children with cancer and adolescents in secondary school to people with traumatic brain injury and mental health issues. This practical book will prove indispensable to students, therapists and educators.
Want the word on Buffy Sainte-Marie? Looking for the best powwow recordings? Wondering what else Jim Pepper cut besides "Witchi Tai To"? This book will answer those questions and more as it opens up the world of Native American music.
In addition to the widely heard sounds of Carlos Nakai's flute, Native music embraces a wide ...
Music Therapy and Personal Development
The author considers neuroscience and psychobiology to identify analogies with the potential of musical expression to bring about therapeutic change, as observed during his work with children with autistic spectrum and pervasive developmental disorders.
This book shows, for the first time, how research and clinical work can creatively complement one another, proving beneficial to both disciplines. Each chapter is written by a leading researcher and practitioner in the field, and the book covers a wide spectrum of approaches within different settings.
Music therapists from around the world working in conventional and unconventional settings have offered their contributions to this exciting new book, presenting discussion and practical examples of the ways music therapy can reflect and encourage social change. The writers offer fresh perceptions on their identity and role as music therapists.
Revisiting an Aesthetic of Health Care
Complementary therapies are a vital part of any integrated approach to health which includes specialist and layman knowledge. He provides a critique of methods used to assess treatment, and advocates a more pluralistic approach to medical research and practice, looking at physical, psychological, spiritual and social dimensions of a person's life.
Methods and Techniques for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators, and Students
Improvisation plays a key role in the toolbox of the music therapist. Wigram's practical, comprehensive guide will prove indispensable to students, teachers, therapists and musicians as a book of musical techniques and therapeutic methods. Notated examples allow readers to try out techniques as they read, with audio examples on the accompanying CD.
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