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The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy

Diane Austins book “The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psychotherapy. Songs of the Self.” reviewed by Julie Sutton & Paul Williams. […]

Clinical Data-mining: Integrating Practice and Research

Epstein, Irwin. (2010). Clinical data-mining: Integrating practice and research. London. Oxford University Press. Pages: 228. Cost: US$24.96

Reviewed by Clare O’Callaghan Phd RMT, Music Therapist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre & Caritas Christi Hospice, St Vincent’s Health/Department of Medicine & Faculty of the VCA and Music, The University of Melbourne, Australia

In multidisciplinary health care, […]

Communicative Musicality – A Cornerstone for Music Therapy

Malloch, Stephen & Trevarthen, Colwyn (Eds.) (2009). Communicative Musicality. Exploring the Basis of Human Companionship. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Reviewed by Ulla Holck, PhD, Associated Professor, Head of the Music Therapy Programme, Aalborg University. Her Ph.D. thesis from 2002, ‘ComMusical’ Interplay in Music Therapy, relies heavily on infant research.

In 1979, Colwyn Trevarthen did […]

Music Therapy with Children and their Families

Oldfield, Amelia & Flower, Claire (Ed.)(2008). Music Therapy with Children and their Families. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 206 pages.

This book describes how different music therapists in the UK work with children and their families in various clinical settings and with various […]

Microanalysis in Music Therapy. Methods, Techniques and Applications for Clinicians, Researches, Educators and Students

Wosch, Thomas & Wigram, Tony (2007). Microanalysis in Music Therapy. Methods, Techniques and Applications for Clinicians, Researches, Educators and Students.. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Pages: 328. Price: 22.99£.

The book […]

Music: Promoting health and creating community in healthcare contexts

Edwards, Jane (2007). Music: Promoting health and creating community in healthcare contexts. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

People who use music to improve health and community will find inspiration and guidance in the text: Music: Promoting health and creating community in […]

Music Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Light on a Dark Night

Gilbertson, Simon & Aldridge, David (2008). Music Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Light on a Dark Night. London & Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Traumatic brain injury is a sudden and often debilitating event with far reaching consequences for the individual and their loved ones. Its […]

Caring for the Caregiver: The Use of Music and Music Therapy in Grief and Trauma

Loewy, Joanne V. & Frisch Hara, Andrea (Eds.) (2007). Caring for the Caregiver: The Use of Music and Music Therapy in Grief and Trauma. Silver Spring MD: The American Music Therapy Association Inc. Reviewed by Reviewed by Trygve Aasgaard PhD, Oslo University College and the Norwegian Academy of Music

Our awareness of the arts’ power […]

Music Therapy, and Early Childhood: A Developmental Approach

Schwartz, Elizabeth (2008). Music Therapy, and Early Childhood: A Developmental Approach. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers.

This book is divided into three sections. Part 1: Music, Young Children and Development; part 2: From theory to Practice and part 3: […]

The Individualized Music Therapy Assessment Profile, IMTAP

Baxter, Holly Tuesday, Berghofer, Julie Allis, MacEwan, Lesa, Nelson, Judy , Peters, Kasi & Roberts, Penny (2007). The Individualized Music Therapy Assessment Profile, IMTAP. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Assessment scales that are comprehensive and systematically developed and tested are needed in music therapy to […]