The New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy

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Vol. 14, 2016

Editorial
Welcome to the 2016 issue of the New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy. The breadth and depth of topics presented in this issue highlight the diversity of music therapy professional practice, transdisciplinary collaboration, and creative approaches to...
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Let's Celebrate Music Therapy!
Music Therapy New Zealand, Auckland Regional GroupLibby Johns, MMusTher (Hons), BMus, NZ RMThPrivate practice. Music Therapy New Zealand Auckland/NorthlandRegional Co-liaisonShari Storie (née Ludlam), MMusTher (Hons), BSc, BMus, NZ RMThContract services...
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Invited Essay: A Brief History of Music Therapy Governance and Administration in New Zealand (1974 to 2016)
IntroductionThis paper celebrates the work of the New Zealand Society of Music Therapy (NZSMT), operating for the past 10 years as Music Therapy New Zealand (MThNZ). It is timely to record the society's progress, so that this collective knowledge can...
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A Music Therapy New Zealand Report on Music Therapy Provision in New Zealand
IntroductionWhile the number of music therapists in New Zealand has grown considerably over recent years, from 36 Registered Music Therapists (RMTh) in 2008 to 75 in 2016, music therapy is still a small profession and, as such, there is a long-standing...
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What Factors Shape a Music Therapist? an Investigation of Music Therapists' Professional Identity over Time in New Zealand
Introduction"Being a music therapist is an in-depth, lifelong process, not begun or completed with a degree."(Hesser, 1988, p.67)This paper outlines the findings of research investigating the factors that influence the professional identity of individual...
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A Music Therapist's Speech and Expressive Language Specific Tool Set
IntroductionAs a student music therapist, I sought to explore and discover what specific features of my clinical practice supported my young clients' development. I wanted to refine my skills and understanding and develop effective therapeutic interventions....
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Tune In: Creating Confident Communicators through Music Therapy and Speech-Language Therapy Collaboration
BackgroundIn November, 201 5 the families and clients of the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre (RMTC) were surveyed about their interest in a variety of programming options that the centre was considering offering. RMTC currently serves about 1 50 clients...
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"Catching the Tune or Channelling the Beat": A Pilot Study Investigating the Role of Rhythm in Therapeutic Singing for Aphasia
Introduction" Where words fail, music speaks. "As Hans Christian Anderson observed, music can often fill the function of language when human emotions are too strong or complex as to be expressed in speech. Can music and specifically song also substitute...
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A Review of the Research Literature for the Use of Music and Music Therapy in the Setting of Dementia and How This Informs an Approach to Service Delivery by Music Moves Me Trust
BackgroundThe World Health Organization (201 2) and Alzheimer's Disease International (2012) declared dementia a public health priority. As the world's population continues to age, due to improvements in healthcare, the number of people with dementia...
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Music Therapy Handbook
Wheeler, B. L. (Ed.). (2016) Music therapy handbook. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.I was excited to be approached about writing this review, as I thought it would be a good way to refresh my knowledge and understanding of music therapy.I had high...
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International Perspectives in Music Therapy Education and Training: Adapting to a Changing World
Goodman, K. D. (201 5). International perspectives in music therapy education and training: Adapting to a changing world. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.I have been working with young children since I graduated as a music therapist. Having come to...
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Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies: A Person-Centred Approach
Miller, C. (Ed.). (2014). Assessment and outcomes in the arts therapies: A person-centred approach. London, England: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.Assessment and outcomes in the arts therapies is a timely book given the increasing demand for arts therapists...
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Arts Therapists in Multidisciplinary Settings. Working Together for Better Outcomes
Miller, C. (2016). Arts therapists in multidisciplinary settings. Working together for better outcomes. London, England: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.I read this book with much interest, and my overall impressions are that it has been well put together....
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Joan's Songs: A Collection of Music Therapy Songs by Joan Webster
Webster, J. (201 5). Joan's songs: A collection of music therapy songs by Joan Webster. Christchurch, NZ: Music Therapy New Zealand.This anthology of 1 8 songs composed by now retired music therapist Joan Webster has been gifted to New Zealand music...
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Music Therapy Songs for Special Kids
Stelino, A. (2015). Music therapy songs for special kids. Available from: www.ahjaystelino.comThis selection of music therapy songs by Ahjay Stelino, the publishing name of Ajay Castelino (NZ RMTh, instrumental teacher, performing musician, and songwriter),...
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Vol. 13, 2015

Pediatric Music Therapy (2Nd Edition)
Lathom-Radocy, W. B. (2014). Pediatric Music Therapy (2nd Edition). Springfield: Charles C. Thomas Publisher.I have been working with young children since I graduated as a qualified music therapist. Working in an interdisciplinary team, I have been continuing...
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Songs from NZ Music Therapy: Greetings, Feelings, Movement, Playing, Farewells
Talmage, A. (Ed) (2013). Songs from NZ music therapy: Greetings, feelings, movement, playing, farewells. Auckland: Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre & Music Therapy New Zealand.This is a charming collection of song material for use in music therapy,...
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Editorial
Welcome to the 201 5 edition of the New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy. In this issue some important themes are presented through the articles and book reviews and we hope these will provide stimulus for debate and discussion and new ideas for research...
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Music Therapy with People Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorder - Current Practice in New Zealand
IntroductionAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by persistent deficits in two core domains of social communication or social interaction; and restricted and repetitive behaviours, interests or activities (APA,...
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Culturally-Based Impacts on a Psychotherapy Practice in Aotearoa
Ngä mihi nui e te Tangata Whenua O Aotearoa tena koutouKo Roy taku ingoaTe Mana O Kupe taku maungaTe Pari Rua taku moana Taupo Plimmerton taku kaiangaE Te Whare Wananga tena koeE Te Wairua tena koe Ngä Mate,Ngä Tupuna, tena koutouNgä Iwi e tau nei Tena...
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Creating Music Cultures in the Schools: A Perspective from Community Music Therapy
Rickson, D. & Skewes McFerran, K. (2014). Creating Music Cultures in the Schools: A Perspective from Community Music Therapy. Gilsum NH: Barcelona Publishers.When I volunteered to write this review, it was with some apprehension, as only a small...
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Vol. 12, 2014

Editorial
Volume 1 2 of the New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy has a focus on contemporary issues facing New Zealand and international music therapists and includes a rich variety of reflections on research and practice and an original composition of waiata....
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Aio Mauritau Aio
Waiata gifted to Te KokT, New Zealand School of Music on the occasion of the Linking Cultures Conference, NZSM, November 2013.A-i-o Mau-ri-tau A-i-oTiaki ti-nana, ma-na-wa, hine-ngaro, a-i-oHo-no-a to wai-ru-a ki te atuaTe ao-ra-ngi me te tai-oKei rei-ra...
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Developing a Music Therapy Assessment Tool Specific to Persons with Severe to Profound Multiple Disabilities
IntroductionThe music therapy literature documents a long history of music therapists working with persons experiencing disability, including those of severe to profound and multiple natures (Rickson & McFerran, 2007). Assessment is typically considered...
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Music Therapy in the Global Age: Three Keys to Successful Culturally Centred Practice
IntroductionI would like to thank Sarah Hoskyns, Daphne Rickson, and the committee of the New Zealand School of Music's music therapy conference for inviting me to speak at the 201 3 conference and granting me permission to visit such a beautiful and...
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Navigating Cross-Cultural Pathways on Rarotonga: An Exploratory Collaboration Bringing Together a Music Therapist a Speech-Language Therapist, the Cook Islands Ministry of Education and a Day Centre for Adults with Intellectual and Physical Disabilities
Introduction"Rather than dilute what we do in adopting other frames of reference, we gain from and add much to such collaborations. "(Sutton, 2008, p.9)In July 2012 Jenny, a speech-language therapist, and Marie, a music therapist, undertook voluntary...
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Raranga Wairua: Creative Cultural Collaboration in an Infant Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service
IntroductionThe focus of this paper is collaboration. It demonstrates how our Infant Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (ICAMHS)'s culture of collaborative working - both within the team and in the community - facilitates engagement with clients...
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Music-Making and the Organisation: Researching the Orchestra at Work
IntroductionFew organisations exhibit the importance of coordination at work as explicitly as the symphony orchestra. The precision and unanimity of purpose that is displayed in orchestral performance is usually attributed to the leadership and direction...
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Vol. 11, 2013

Leading the CeleBRation Choir: The Choral Singing Therapy Protocol and the Role of the Music Therapist in a Social Singing Group for Adults with Neurological Conditions
ABSTRACT:The CeleBRation Choir, a social singing group for people with neurological conditions and their significant others, is an initiative of the University of Auckland's Centre for Brain Research. A new model of therapy, Choral Singing Therapy, is...
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Hospice Family Caring Behaviours during Music Therapy
ABSTRACTPalliative care uses a team approach to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing life-threatening illness, addressing physical, psychosocial and spiritual suffering (Sepulveda, Marlin, Yoshida, & Ullrich, 2002). Music...
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Introducing Time Defined Specialist Music Therapy Services within the Ministry of Education Special Education, NZ: Outcomes from a Pilot Project Study
ABSTRACTThis paper describes the introduction and evaluation of the Specialist Music Therapy Services (SMTS) pilot to Kapiti/Horowhenua Ministry of Education, Special Education (MOESE) School Focus Team in 2011. The pilot involved itinerant music therapy...
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Clinical Improvisation Techniques in Music Therapy - A Guide for Students, Clinicians and Educators
Carroll, D. & Lefebvre, C. (2013). Clinical improvisation techniques in music therapy - A guide for students, clinicians and educators. Springfield: Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd.Both Debbie Carroll and Claire Lefebvre are music therapy professors...
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Experiencing Race as a Music Therapist: Personal Narratives
Hadley, S. (2013). Experiencing race as a music therapist: Persona!Narratives. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers.REVIEWER:Claire Molyneux, MA (Music Therapy), BA (Hons), PGCertHealSc (Adv Psychotherapy Practice), NZ RMThHead of Clinical Services, Raukatauri...
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Music Therapy in Principle and Practice
Book Review Michel, D. E. & Pinson, J. (2012). Music Therapy in Principie and Practice. Springfield: Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd.Music Therapy in Principie and Practice, by Donald E. Michel and Joseph Pinson was an easy text to read. On the first...
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Editorial
This year's issue of the New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy includes four papers that consider diverse ways in which music can intrinsically empower, connect and heal people. The papers that follow highlight both traditional and contemporary methods...
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Vol. 10, 2012

Getting to Know You: Peer and Staff Perceptions of Involvement in Inclusive Music Therapy Groups with Students with Special Educational Needs in Mainstream School Settings
ABSTRACTInclusive music therapy groups enable typically developing peers and staff in mainstream schools the opportunity to experience the benefits of shared music making with children with identified special educational needs. The approach detailed...
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Bio-Guided Music Therapy
Miller, E. B. (2011). Bio-guided music therapy. London:Jessica Kingsley PublishersAvailable through Footprint books Australiawww.footprint.com.auDr Miller's book is designed as a practitioners' guide to the clinical integration of music and biofeedback....
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Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theory and Clinical Application
Lim HA (201 2). Developmental speech-language training through music for children with autism spectrum disorders: Theory and clinical application. London jessica Kingsley Publishers.Dr Hayoung Lim is an experienced music therapist working at Sam Houston...
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Music Therapy and Parent Bonding
Edwards, J. (Ed.). (201 1). Music therapy and parent bonding. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Edited byjane Edwards, this new book is the first to focus specifically on the ways that music therapists provide support for the development of the special...
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Editorial
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...
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Doing It Together: Collaborative Research on Goal-Setting and Review in a Music Therapy Centre
ABSTRACT:The Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, established in 2004, is New Zealand's first dedicated music therapy centre and provides music therapy for children and adolescents with special needs both at the Centre and through its Outreach programmes....
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