Music, Music Therapy and Trauma: International Perspectives

Music, Music Therapy and Trauma: International Perspectives

Music, Music Therapy and Trauma: International Perspectives

Music, Music Therapy and Trauma: International Perspectives

Synopsis

A study of the effects of psychological trauma and how music therapy can be used with those who have suffered it, this book covers the neurology of trauma and music and social and cultural perspectives on trauma.

Excerpt

Julie P. Sutton

The contents of this book originated in a Millennium Award that enabled the editor to make contact with music therapy colleagues throughout the world who were working with those traumatised. the Award year culminated in a conference that was held in Belfast during November 2000. This event drew together a number of international experts who had an interest in or were working with people affected by traumatic events. During the day it became apparent that there were many links between the ideas presented and that this material warranted publication. This book is the result.

The reader will find that there are many different voices in the book, but from the beginning there is a Northern Irish slant. This is because Northern Ireland was the home setting for the Millennium Award. the growing interest locally in the effects of trauma as a result of ongoing conflict reflects worldwide changes in perception and attitude to the subject. a broad range of individual and cultural experiences of different aspects of trauma is also present in the book, with chapters describing trauma relating to developmental aspects, single events and war. It will be shown that the effects of trauma are long lasting and pervasive both in the individual and in society. It is therefore particularly apt that there is a post-conflict context for the book, for at the time of writing there is continued although hesitant progress in the Northern Ireland peace . . .

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