Forensic Music Therapy
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Release Date:01 Nov 2012
ISBN:9781849052528
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Forensic Music Therapy

A Treatment for Men and Women in Secure Hospital Settings

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Forensic Music Therapy demonstrates diverse and innovative approaches, which include live, improvised and pre-composed music, from music therapy teams working in secure treatment settings. The book covers clinical development, research, supervision and discussion of institutional and multi-disciplinary team dynamics. It will inform professionals about different ways to manage challenging situations in order to deliver music therapy with adults and adolescents who have committed offences, men and women with personality disorders and mental health problems, as well as men who have killed. The book also describes the development of Cognitive Analytic Music Therapy: the first manualised form of music therapy to be used in the rehabilitation of offenders. Chapters include case studies and service developments informed by theories from an established range of psychological therapies including psychoanalysis, cognitive analytic therapy, musicology and forensic psychotherapy. The significant variations and considerations when working in low, medium and high secure treatment settings are also clarified.

This book will give music therapists, forensic and clinical psychotherapists and psychologists, cognitive analytic therapists, psychiatrists, and others working in the field a wider understanding of choices, as well as demonstrating the effectiveness of tailored music therapy programmes for this complex client group.

A beautifully orchestrated book which is a stimulating read for anyone working in forensic mental health.The book exemplifies a forensic approach in its consideration of the institutional setting, the importance of music therapy's clinical contribution and breaks new ground in its research section.

This wide ranging book brings music therapy to life from the perspective of patients, therapists, supervisors, managers and multidisciplinary team members. Its vibrant and informative clinical material really allows the reader to understand the unique contribution music therapy makes to the treatment challenges with which forensic patients present us.

– Dr. Gill McGauley, Consultant Psychiatrist and Reader in Forensic Psychotherapy, Broadmoor Hospital and St George's University of London

This book is a real achievement - the descriptions of the work are scarily powerful and the theoretical arguments are clear - it triumphs over many obstacles - I hope it gets the recognition it deserves.

– Anthony Ryle, Founder of Cognitive Analytic Therapy

The book presents rich material about the variety of aspects that a music therapist meets in secure hospital settings with patients with mental illness, presenting the very complexity of this work. I strongly recommend this book to music therapists working in the field because I believe reading the book will support music therapists in their work and especially support how to communicate the special contributions of music therapy in secured psychiatric hospital settings.

– Nordic Journal of Music therapy

Forensic Music Therapy is the first book of its kind, illuminating the clinical effectiveness of music therapy with this immensely challenging population. In addition to making a major contribution to music therapy and research, it will also be a valuable resource to related disciplines working in this area.

– Dr. Diane Austin, ACMT, LCAT, Director, The Music Psychotherapy Center and Associate Professor, Graduate Music Therapy, New York University

Music therapy has at times been neglected and ignored in our work with forensic patients in secure hospital settings. This, fortunately, is no longer so, thanks to the wisdom, creativity, courage and determination of our colleagues which is represented so clearly and movingly in the diverse work described in this volume. I strongly recommend immersion in these rich and vivid clinical vignettes which will help add another important dimension, not only to the clinical work but also in the ability to think in creative ways when feeling stuck in this important and difficult work. Whether or not you are musically oriented, reading this book carefully will both enlighten and enchant you.

– From the foreword by Dr. Estela V. Welldon, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Tavistock and Portman Foundation NHS Trust, Founder and Honorary President for Life of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy

Stella Compton Dickinson is Research Lead in Arts Therapies at Rampton High Security Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Forensic Services and a Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham. She has worked as an NHS clinician, manager and researcher for over fifteen years, presenting developments internationally. She is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, accredited supervisor and registered music therapist. She has published developments in music therapy in forensic settings and successfully implemented an ethically approved controlled research study in a high secure hospital to develop the clinical evidence base for context specific forensic music therapy. Helen Odell-Miller is Professor of Music Therapy at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and an honorary music therapist in the Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust. She  has worked as a clinician, researcher and manager specialising in adult mental health. She has published and lectured internationally and led research projects looking at clinical outcomes in dementia, and arts therapies in the adult mental health field. She is a board member of the International Centre for Research in the Arts Therapies, the Professional Advisory Board for Allied Health Professions and The Music Therapy Charity. John Adlam is Consultant Adult Forensic Psychotherapist in Reflective Practice and Team Development with S London and Maudsley Foundation NHS Trust and also Principal Adult Psychotherapist and Lead for Group Therapies with St George's Adult Eating Disorders Service. He trained in Psychoanalytical Group Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Centre and in Forensic Psychotherapeutic Studies at the Portman Clinic. He was formerly Vice-President of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy.
Foreword by Dr Estela Welldon, Founder and Honorary Elected President for Life, International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy. Introduction. Stella Compton Dickinson, Research Lead in Arts Therapies, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Forensic Services, Prof Helen Odell-Miller, Professor of Music Therapy, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and John Adlam, Consultant Adult Forensic Psychotherapist, S London and Maudsley Foundation NHS Trust. List of Contributors. Part I. The Institutional Setting. 1. Care and Control: Delivering Forensic Psychological Therapies in the High Secure Hospital Setting. Dr Phyllis Annesley, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, National High Secure Healthcare Service for Women, Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Dr Lindsay Jones, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner, NHS North Yorkshire and York. 2. Inside and Outside the Walls: Music Therapy Supervision in a Forensic Setting. Prof Helen Odell-Miller, Professor of Music Therapy, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. 3. Music Therapy with Long-stay In-patients: Communication Issues and Collaboration with the Clinical Team. Philip Hughes, Music Therapist, NHS, Hertfordshire and Irene Cormac, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. 4. Buffering and Containing Attacks Upon the Work in a Medium Secure Service. Sarah Hill, Head of Arts Therapies and Vocational Services Manager at North London Forensic Service, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust. Part II. Clinical – Music Therapy from Adolescent to Adult Offenders. 5. A Case of Work, Rest and Play: Music Therapy in Early Onset Psychosis. Stella Compton Dickinson, Research Lead in Arts Therapies, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Forensic Services. 6. Walking the Line: Music Therapy in the Context of the Recovery Approach in a High Secure Hospital. Alex Maguire, Senior Music Therapist, Broadmoor Hospital, Berkshire and Ian Merrick, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, Broadmoor Hospital, Berkshire. 7. Working with Conflict: A Summary of Developments in the Long-term Treatment of a Man Suffering with Paranoid Schizophrenia who Committed Manslaughter. Stella Compton Dickinson, Research Lead in Arts Therapies, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Forensic Services and Dr Manjit Gahir, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Lead Consultant, National High Secure Deaf Service, Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. 8. Music, Mourning and the Matrix: Death and Loss within a Forensic Music Therapy Group. Rebecca Roberts, Music Therapist, Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. 9. 'The Lost Boy': An Exploration of Dissociation using Cognitive Analytic Music Therapy. Stella Compton Dickinson, Research Lead in Arts Therapies, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Forensic Services. Part III. Research. 10. Risks, Ruptures and the Role of the Co-therapist in Group Cognitive Analytic Music Therapy (G-CAMT): A Pilot Group at a High Secure Hospital. Victoria Sleight, Music Therapist, Rampton Hospital, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Stella Compton Dickinson, Research Lead in Arts Therapies, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Forensic Services. 11. Integrating Models for Integrated Care Pathways: Introducing Group Cognitive Analytic Music Therapy (G-CAMT) to a Women's Enhanced Medium-secure Setting (WEMSS). Rebecca Lawday, Chartered Forensic Psychologist, Women's Services at Arnold Lodge, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Stella Compton Dickinson, Research Lead in Arts Therapies, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Forensic Services. 12. Containment or Contamination? Music Therapy, Personality Disorder and the Forensic Mental Health Team. Petra Hervey, Music Therapist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Trust and Helen Odell-Miller, Professor of Music Therapy, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Appendices. List of Figures. Index.
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