Collaboration and Assistance in Music Therapy Practice: Roles, Relationships, Challenges (Paperback)John Strange (editor), Helen Odell-Miller (editor), Eleanor Richards (editor), Catherine Warner (author of contributions), Tessa Watson (author of contributions), Jorg Fachner (author of contributions), Mary-Clare Fearn (author of contributions), Rebecca O'Connor (author of contributions), Anthi Agrotou (author of contributions), Trygve Aasgaard (author of contributions)
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Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 492 g
Dimensions: 228 x 160 x 20 mm
Much has been written about the theory and practice of music therapy, yet an area of practice not addressed often is the role of carers, staff, assistants, students, volunteers and family members as collaborators and "skill sharers" in music therapy sessions. This book, edited by three very experienced therapists and researchers, fills a large gap in our knowledge of how music therapy works, and is a very welcome addition to the music therapy literature. -- Emeritus Professor Denise Grocke, AO, PhD, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne
This thoughtful and elegantly researched volume demonstrates the rich benefits to be gained by all from collaborative and integrated cross-disciplinary work. International in authorship, with far reaching content, it will surely emerge as a go-to reference of music therapy practice for many years to come. -- Rachel Darnley-Smith, Senior Lecturer in Music Therapy, Roehampton University, UK
This is a fascinating book and the first to explore the context of the use of collaborators and assistants in developing relationships with clients, enabling them to gain as much as possible from their music therapy sessions. John Strange sees collaborators and assistants participating fully as group members, something that has a significant impact on their music therapy. This book is especially interesting for music therapists who work with clients who are not able to participate in a physically or psychologically active way.
Experienced authors write from a clinical and theoretical perspective, intended to help both practitioners and trainees. All the contributions are written in a very clear and authentic way. I believe it is good that the material in this book is available for use in different therapeutic situations.