Music for Life: Aspects of Creative Music Therapy with Adult Clients (Paperback)

Music for Life: Aspects of Creative Music Therapy with Adult Clients Cover Image
Usually Arrives in 2-10 Days
If not on our shelves, this book is currently unavailable at Reach and Teach


Creative Music Therapy has its origins in working with children with special needs. In the last twenty years, however, the approach has been used extensively in music therapy with adult clients with learning difficulties, chronic illness, and mental health and psychosocial problems.

Music for Life is the first survey in book form of this work with adult clients. It presents:

* case studies of work carried out by the author and other therapists in the UK and Germany

* accounts of work with clients with learning difficulties, neuro-motor damage, Alzheimer's Disease, AIDS and psychosomatic problems

* details of working with a coma patient and in a music therapy group

* theoretical chapters, drawing on themes emerging from the case studies - on creating, expressing and meeting in music.

Central to the book is the idea that music therapy derives its uniqueness from music's base as a non-verbal art form. Accompanying MP3 files contain excerpts from case studies described in the book and are available for download on Jessica Kingsley Publishers' website.

About the Author

Gary Ansdell read music at Cambridge and trained as a music therapist at the Nordoff - Robbins Music Therapy Centre in London and at the Institut f8r Musiktherapie, Herdecke, Germany. He has worked widely with children and adults in the UK and Germany. He is currently Research Fellow in Music Therapy, City University, London, and Clinical Tutor, Nordoff - Robbins Music Therapy Centre, London.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781853022999
ISBN-10: 1853022993
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date: March 1st, 1995
Pages: 240
Language: English