Music Therapy with Children and their Families (Paperback)Claire Flower (author), Rachel Bull (author of contributions), Emma Davies (author of contributions), Helen Loth (author of contributions), Tiffany Hughes (author of contributions), Amelia Oldfield (author), Nicky O'Neill (author of contributions), Joy Hasler (author of contributions), Vince Hesketh (author of contributions), Jassenka Horvat (author of contributions)
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In the past, music therapy work with children typically took place in special schools without the family being present. More recently, music therapy has become a widespread practice, and this book reflects the variety of settings within which music therapists are now working with children together with their families.
The contributors are music therapists with experience of working with children and their families in a range of different environments, such as schools, hospices, psychiatric units, child development centres and in the community. They describe their approaches to family work with client groups including children with autism, learning disabled toddlers, adopted children and looked after teenagers. Their experiences demonstrate that involving the family in a child's music therapy can be beneficial for everyone, and that it is possible to address relationship issues within the family as part of the treatment.
This book will provide useful insight into the growing area of music therapy with children and their families, and will be valuable for music therapy professionals and students, as well as other medical and teaching professionals who work with families.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 344 g
Dimensions: 233 x 158 x 11 mm
The 10 chapters each have their own focus, structure and personal style which bring the individual clinician's work fully alive. This type of text is inspirational for other music therapy clinicians and students interested in the growing area...The book is an important contribution to music therapy literature and to the creation of a well established field of working with families. -- Nordic Journal of Music Therapy
The book stands as an endorsement, resource and challenge to music therapists to value and develop their work with children and families. Other readers will also benefit from witnessing how music can work its way into such a range of different settings and bring challenge. This is what music therapy is all about. -- Music Education Research