ABSTRACT

Music therapists work with children and adults of all ages with wide-ranging health-care needs. This handbook traces the history of recent developments in music therapy and the range of current applications and outlines practical requirements for the work and some basic prerequisites for and philosophies of training.
The Handbook of Music Therapy covers material encompassing clinical, practical and theoretical perspectives, and is divided into four main sections, including:
* the recent evolution of music therapy as a paramedical discipline complementing the more traditional areas of child and adult health care
* a clinical section including contributions from music therapy specialists in the fields of autism, adult learning disability, forensic psychiatry, neurology and dementia
* a section on resources necessary to practise as a music therapist including musical illustrations and practical examples
* a focus on issues pertinent to the life of the professional music therapist including job creation, supervision, further training and research.
The Handbook of Music Therapy is illustrated with many case studies and clinical examples throughout, placed within a variety of different theoretical and philosophical perspectives. It will be invaluable to music therapists, other arts therapists and to clinicians such as speech and language therapists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists and social workers.

chapter |5 pages

Introduction

part |2 pages

PART I Background and context

chapter 1|18 pages

Setting the scene

ByLESLIE BUNT, SARAH HOSKYNS

chapter 2|26 pages

Practicalities and basic principles of music therapy

ByLESLIE BUNT, SARAH HOSKYNS

chapter 3|14 pages

First meetings with four music therapists

ByLESLIE BUNT, SARAH HOSKYNS

part |2 pages

PART II Clinical chapters

chapter |2 pages

Introduction

ByLESLIE BUNT, SARAH HOSKYNS

chapter 4|13 pages

Suzanna’s story: Music therapy with a pre-school child

ByLESLIE BUNT

chapter 5|13 pages

‘Hullo object! I destroyed you!’

BySANDRA BROWN

chapter 6|18 pages

Music therapy with adults with learning disabilities

ByTESSA WATSON

chapter 7|17 pages

Music therapy and neurology

ByCATHY DURHAM

chapter 8|17 pages

Music therapy in forensic psychiatry: a case study with musical commentary

ByANN SLOBODA, RICHARD BOLTON

chapter 9|8 pages

Musical narratives in music therapy treatment for dementia

ByHELEN ODELL-MILLER

chapter |4 pages

Postscript to Part II

ByLESLIE BUNT, SARAH HOSKYNS

part |2 pages

PART III Training

chapter |4 pages

Introduction

ByLESLIE BUNT, SARAH HOSKYNS

chapter 11|27 pages

Beginning the clinical journey

ByLESLIE BUNT, SARAH HOSKYNS

chapter 12|19 pages

Developing the musical journey

ByJULIAN RAPHAEL, LESLIE BUNT, SARAH HOSKYNS

chapter |4 pages

Postscript to Part III

ByLESLIE BUNT, SARAH HOSKYNS

part |2 pages

PART IV Professional life

chapter |4 pages

Introduction

ByLESLIE BUNT, SARAH HOSKYNS

chapter 13|25 pages

The professional music therapist

ByLESLIE BUNT, SARAH HOSKYNS

chapter 15|18 pages

Transformation, Ovid and Guided Imagery and Music (GIM)

ByLESLIE BUNT

chapter |13 pages

Endnotes

ByLESLIE BUNT, SARAH HOSKYNS