Music Therapy With Children and Their Families

Music Therapy With Children and Their Families

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Jessica Kingsley Pub
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.

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In this volume, music therapists from the UK contribute 10 essays on working with children and their families in clinics, child development centers, inpatient psychiatric units, private practice, and schools and relating to a variety of issues such as learning disabilities, autism, trauma, adoption, and attachment, as well as hospice patients. Emphasis in the case studies is placed on involving the family in the child's therapy. Oldfield (Anglia Ruskin U., UK) and Flower are both music therapists in the UK. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Pub., 2008
ISBN: 9781843105817
Branch Call Number: 780.7 MUSIC
Characteristics: 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Flower, Claire
Oldfield, Amelia


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