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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415157087
ISBN-10: 0415157080
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 29mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Brunner-Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Leslie Bunt

Leslie Bunt is Visiting Professor of Music Therapy at the University of the West of England where he directs the MusicSpace Trust. He directs the postgraduate Diploma in Music Therapy at the University of Bristol and is the author of Music Therapy: An Art Beyond Words (1994). Sarah Hoskyns is Head of the Music Therapy Department at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She is a former editor of the British Journal of Music Therapy, and an Approved Supervisor Advisory Council member of the Association of Professional Music Therapists.

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