Academic journal article The New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy

Editorial

Academic journal article The New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy

Editorial

Article excerpt

The theme of this issue of the New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy continues to explore the concepts of collaboration and research in music therapy. In particular, contributors consider qualitative practice-based research in the area of special education where there is a focus on working collaboratively with professionals, educators, parents and peers to understand their experiences and perceptions relating to the services music therapists provide, and ways these relationships may be improved.

The first paper, by Claire Molyneux, Na-Hyun Koo, Eileen Piggot-lrvine, Alison Talmage, Rebecca Travaglia and Marie Willis describes a collaborative research project undertaken at the Raukatauri Centre. Participatory action research was used to investigate and improve the centre's process of goalsetting and review in music therapy for children and adolescents with special needs. A collaborative practice-based approach was employed involving the use of questionnaire and focus groups with the parents and professionals involved with the centre. Overall, the impact of the research was the refinement of the centre's goal-setting and review process and the validation of the work that is undertaken at the centre. Additionally, the team's research capability was increased, specific aspects of the team's daily practice were improved, and a set of best practice guidelines for use in goal setting was developed. …

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