Only connect : poems and stories from New Zealand music therapy

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Nelson, New Zealand : Mountain Girl Publishing, p.xxv, 165 pages (2017)



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Music therapy New Zealand Case studies; Music therapy; New Zealand poetry 21st century


<p>An encounter in the music therapy room exists beyond, within and without words and yet our efforts to communicate what takes place are often reduced to words.</p><p></p><p><em>Only Connect: Poems and Stories from New Zealand Music Therapy</em> is a book about love, values and journeys. It is the result of a collaboration between New Zealand music therapists that aims to experientially engage the reader to share our encounters in the therapy room through ‘poetry-centred accounts’. Grounded in clinical practice, each piece of writing starts from the lived experience in the therapy room and attempts to convey something of the ineffable and intangible aspects of music therapy.</p><p></p><p>With a foreword by Dr Sarah Hoskyns, Director of the Master of Music Therapy at Te Kōkī, New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington, this book will appeal to people looking for a more personal account of music therapy practice, including those who may access music therapy themselves, parents, carers, specialists working in related fields, and students. [publishers blurb]</p>