Collaboration and assistance in music therapy practice : roles, relationships, challenges

Publication Type:



London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers,, United Kingdom, p.336 pages : (2017)



Call Number:

WM 450.5.M8


Music therapy, Research.


Includes bibliographical references and indexes.Assistants as interactions partners / John Strange -- Music therapists' experiences of working with staff in sessions / Hannah Munro -- Student perspectives on working with assistants on placement during vocational music therapy training / Catherine Warner -- Involving family members who are primary careers in music therapy sessions with children with special needs / Pornpan Kaenampornpan -- Exploring the significance of the role of asistants in music therapy groups in adult and older people's mental health settings / Helen Odell-Miller -- 'Let them bring their own song' / Ruth Melhuish -- Caregiver's dual role in music therapy to manage neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia / Ming Hung Hsu -- Psychodynamic group music therapy facilities careers to become auxiliary music therapists / Anthi Agrotou -- Supporting the unplanned journey / Tessa Watson -- From assistance to co-therapy / Jorg Fachner -- Music and attuned movement therapy / John Strange , Mary-Clare Fearn and Rebecca O'Connor -- 'Music and movement' -- John Strange and Lyn Weekes -- Improvised music to support client-assistant interaction / John Strange -- Who knows me best? / Sarah Hadley -- An inclusion group from primary school pupils with and without profound learning disability / Motoko Hayata and John Strange -- Building musical bridges in paediataric hospital departments / Tone Leinebo and Trygve Aasgard -- Someone else in the room : welcome or unwelcome? / Eleanor Richards -- Valuing human resources / John Strange, Helen Odell-Miller, and Eleanor Richards.Relating the innovative ways in which assistants and collaborators can become an integral part of a course of music therapy, this book explores how the involvement of a diverse range of individuals, such as family members, learning support assistants, caregivers and medical staff, can contribute to successful sessions. Illustrated by clinical examples, the book will help music therapists and students to make the most of opportunities to collaborate with individuals other than the client who may be present during therapy sessions. The book also takes into account the challenges that can arise in music therapy collaboration, and explores the relationships that can develop between music therapists, clients and collaborators.--Publisher description.