Music in Therapeutic Practice

Using Rhythm to Bridge Communication Barriers

Author: Trisha Ready

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Psychology

Page: 128

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Music in Therapeutic Practice: Using Rhythm to Bridge Communication Barriers builds upon an emerging awareness in psychotherapy that music can create therapeutic rapport with patients. Music has been described as our first language, beginning with our mother’s heartbeat. Early rhythms echo and elaborate as themes threading through the narratives of our emotional lives. Given the ways we can access and share music today, we find ourselves increasingly maneuvering through musical landscapes and constructing our identities around music. Ready illustrates how music provides alternative access to patients undergoing severe mental health issues by interweaving the psychoanalytic theories of Wilfred Bion, Daniel Stern, and others with those of ethnomusicologists, psychobiologists, and neurobiologists who believe our early urges toward music are attempts to socially bond. Theory comes to life through vivid case studies and excerpts from individual sessions and psychodynamic therapy groups. Ready also demonstrates how music can be a particularly effective communication tool with cross-cultural and young adult patients. Building music into treatment can transform the therapeutic process, making music a powerful ally to both patients and clinicians.

Lives Interrupted

Psychiatric Narratives of Struggle and Resilience

Author: Michael O’Loughlin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Psychology

Page: 378

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Based on interviews with individuals who struggle with severe psychic distress, contributors to this edited collection critique conventional pharmaceutical and medicalized treatment and argue for the need to create facilitative spaces in which psychosocial and familial supports are offered as adjuncts to therapy.


Author: National Association for Music Therapy



Category: Music therapy


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The Advocate





Page: 104

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

Who's who in the South and Southwest




Category: Southern States

Page: 838

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Includes names from the States of Alabama, Arkansas, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Video Sourcebook

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4000

View: 330

From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.