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Music Therapy with Families


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Foreword. Actual Families, Possible Practices. Brynjulf Stige, University of Bergen, Norway. Preface. Stine Lindahl Jacobsen, Aalborg University, Denmark and Grace Thompson, University of Melbourne, Australia. 1. Three Little Wonders - Music Therapy with Families in Neonatal Care. Friederike Haslbeck, Clinic of Neonatology, University Hospital Zurich & University Hospital Bern, Switzerland. 2. Working with Families in the Acute Paediatric Medical Setting. Annette Baron, Monash Children's, Victoria, Australia. 3. Music Therapy with Families in a Psychiatric Children's Unit. Amelia Oldfield, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom. 4. Families with Preschool Aged Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Grace Thompson. 5. Music-Oriented Counselling Model for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Tali Gottfried, M.A.A.T, David-Yellin College, Israel. 6. Families and Music Early Learning Programs: Boppin' Babies. Vicky Abad, Boppin' Babies and University of Queensland, Australia and Margaret Barrett, University of Queensland, Australia. 7. Building Stronger Families through Music: Sing and Grow Group Programs for Families At-Risk. Kate Teggelove, PaKT4Change Ltd, Australia. 8. Music Therapy and Theraplay: Creating, Repairing and Strengthening the Attachment Bond in Foster and Adoptive Families. Kirsi Tuomi, Palvelukeskus Luovat Tuulet, Finland. 9. Child Protection: Music Therapy with Families and Emotionally Neglected Children. Stine Lindahl Jacobsen. 10. Families and Children at Risk. Varvara Paiali, Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA. 11. To Recreate Hope and Dignity: Music Therapy with Refugee Children with Pervasive Refusal Syndrome. Soeren Oscarsson Outpatient Clinic for Child Psychiatry in Vastmanland County Council, Sweden. 12. Partners in Care: A Psychosocial Approach to Music Therapy and Dementia. Hanne Mette Ridder, Aalborg University, Denmark. 13. Families with Dying Family Members - A Holistic Music Therapy Approach in Palliative Care. Signe Marie Lindstrom, Music Therapist at KamillianerGaardens Hospice in Aalborg, Denmark. 14. Working with Families: Emerging Characteristics. Stine Lindahl Jacobsen and Grace Thompson. About the Contributors. List of Tables. List of Figures.

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International contributors explore music therapy approaches to working with families in a wide range of clinical areas

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Amelia Oldfield is a well-known and prestigious music therapist with over 25 years' experience in the field. She works at the Croft Unit for Child and Family Psychiatry and at the Child Development Centre, Addenbrookes. She also lectures at Anglia Polytechnic University, where she co-initiated the MA Music Therapy Training. Amelia has completed four research investigations and a PhD. She has also produced six music therapy training videos. She is married with four children and plays clarinet in local chamber music groups in Cambridge, UK.


Music Therapy with Families is a timely and altogether important book. The reader will gain a profound knowledge of different music therapy approaches with families within a variety of contexts. The authors offer vital examples including live music making and music listening as a resource and potential for joy, growth, and a healthy life. Music Therapy with Families is an inspiring and highly recommended volume. -- Professor Gro Trondalen, Norwegian Academy of Music
This book is a timely addition to a rapidly developing and complex field of practice. Jacobsen and Thompson present a diversity of voices and approaches, skilfully weaving them into a cohesive whole. Whether dipping a first toe into the waters of working with families, or already fully immersed, there is a wealth of accessible material here which will be invaluable in stimulating the reader's understanding of music therapy thinking and practice around the world. -- Claire Flower, music therapist and co-editor of 'Music Therapy with Children and their Families'
The editors of this volume are two internationally respected music therapy educators and clinicians who have long advocated for music therapy in strengthening communication within family units. They have assembled an impressive list of international authors who outline their work with vulnerable children, young people and adults, from neonatal care to persons with dementia and in palliative care. The chapters ably describe music therapy practices that are resource-oriented, empowering and participatory, and backed by evidence. It is an essential book for students and practitioners alike. -- Emeritus Professor Denise Grocke, PhD, AO., The University of Melbourne, Australia

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