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Receptive Methods in Music Therapy: Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators and Students

by Denise Grocke and Tony Wigram Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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This practical book describes the specific use of receptive (listening) methods and techniques in music therapy clinical practice and research, including relaxation with music for children and adults, the use of visualisation and imagery, music and collage, song-lyric discussion, vibroacoustic applications, music and movement techniques, and other forms of aesthetic listening to music. The authors explain these receptive methods of intervention using a format that enables practitioners to apply them in practice and make informed choices about music suitable for each of the different techniques. Protocols are described step-by-step, with reference to the necessary environment, conditions, skills and appropriate musical material.

Receptive Methods in Music Therapy will prove indispensable to music therapy students, practitioners, educators and researchers.

Foreword by Cheryl Dileo. / Introduction. 1. Engaging with clients verbally and musically. / 2. Selecting music for receptive methods. / 3. Receptive methods and relaxation for children and adolescents. / 4. Receptive Methods and Relaxation for adults / 5. Visualisations and imagery with music. / 6.Song lyric discussion, reminiscence and life review / 7. Perceptual listening in Intellectual disability and Music appreciation in Adults. /8. Collage. / 9. Vibroacoustic therapy in Receptive Music Therapy. / 10 Movement to Music Appendix. Discography of music. / References. / Subject index./ Author index.

This book offers a thought provoking insight into the powerful and therapeutic effect of music, not just for music therapists but for all those interested in music and the application of art therapies.
Denise Grocke is Associate Professor and Head of Music Therapy at the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She directs the undergraduate and graduate programmes in music therapy and the Graduate Diploma in Guided Imagery and Music (Bonny Method), and is Director of the National Music Therapy Research Unit. She is co-editor of two books, and author of several chapters and articles on music therapy and Guided Imagery and Music. She is a former President of the World Federation of Music Therapy and a current member of the Advisory Board of the doctoral program in music therapy at the University of Aalborg, Denmark.

Tony Wigram holds the Chair and is Head of PhD studies in Music Therapy at the Institute for Music and Music Therapy at the University of Aalborg, Denmark. In addition to his teaching, he is Head Music Therapist at Harper House Children’s Service (Hertfordshire, England) and Research Advisor to the Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust. He is a Research Associate at the University of Melbourne, Visiting Professor at Anglia Polytechnic University, and Adjunct Professor on music therapy courses in Belgium, Italy and Spain. He has published extensively in his specialised areas of diagnosis and assessment, vibroacoustic therapy, Rett syndrome, applied improvisation skills and music therapy education.