Canadian Journal of Music Therapy

Canadian Journal of Music Therapy is a medical journal focusing on Canadian Music Therapy

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Vol. 20, No. 1, 2014

Music Therapy and Spiritual Care for Persons with Dementia: A Mixed-Methods Study/Musicothérapie et Soins Spirituels Auprès De Personnes Atteintes De Démence: éTude À Méthodologie Mixte
AbstractThe combination of music therapy and spiritual care for persons with dementia is largely unstudied. The primary purpose of this study was to analyze the outcomes of a co-led combined spiritual care and music therapy (SCMT] group offered to persons...
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The Role of the Music Therapist in Promoting Parent-Infant Attachment/Favoriser L'attachement Parent-Enfant : Rôle Du Musicothérapeute
AbstractThis paper provides a brief overview of recent literature relating to infant musicality and its basis for effective parent-infant work in music therapy. Two strong trends are revealed: the international breadth of the developing work by music...
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The Grand Orchestra: A Humanistic Conceptualization of Group Music Therapy in Dementia Care/Le Grand Orchestre : Conceptualisation Humaniste De Musicothérapie De Groupe En Soins Auprès Personnes Atteintes De Démence
AbstractAs part of a project in which a model of musical self-actualization was developed (Jessop, 2003], the researcher used poetry, metaphor, and imagery to represent participants in a dementia care music therapy group, highlighting their humanity,...
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Making Song, Making Sanity: Recovery from Bipolar Disorder/Composer Des Chansons, Reconstruire Sa Santé Mentale : Rétablissement D'un Trouble Bipolaire
AbstractI offer an autoethnographic inquiry into the process of finding one's way out of the maze of mental illness; it is an examination of how in the course of creating music to express my suffering from bipolar disorder, I found a poetic and musical...
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Buddy's Glee Club Two: Choral Singing Benefits for Older Adults/Buddy's Glee Club Two : Les Bénéfices Du Chant Choral Auprès Des Personnes âGées
AbstractBuddy's Glee Club Two: Singing and Wellness examines physical, social, and emotional dimensions of wellness for older adults participating in a singing program facilitated by two music therapists-a choir leader and an accompanist. The participants...
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Experiencing Race as a Music Therapist Personal Narratives
Experiencing Race as a Music Therapist: Personal Narratives by Susan Hadley (Ed.). Barcelona Publishers, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-937440-39-8Susan Hadley's newest book, Experiencing Race as a Music Therapist: Personal Narratives, is a triumph and a must-read....
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The Study of Music Therapy: Current Issues and Concepts
The Study of Music Therapy: Current Issues and Concepts by Kenneth S. Aigen. Routledge, 2014. ISBN 978-0-415-62640-8 (hbk); 978-0-41562641-5 (pbk); 978-1-31588-270-3 (ebk).Kenneth Aigen has made several notable contributions to the music therapy literature...
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Vol. 19, No. 1, 2013

The Supervisory Relationship in Music Therapy Internship/La Relation De Supervision Dans L'internat En Musicothé Rapie
AbstractClinical supervision is based on an important and intimate relationship between intern and supervisor. This dyadic relationship is closely interconnected with a third party-the client-and can have a lasting impact on the developing professional....
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Effects of Individual Music Playing and Music Listening on Acute-Stress Recovery/Les Effets Du Jeu et De L'é Coute Musicale Sur le Ré Tablissement D'un Individu À la Suite D'un Stress Aigu
AbstractWith stress in modern life becoming such an epidemic, the goal of identifying behavioural interventions that reduce the intensity of acute-stress responses has never been more important Using a randomized experimental design, we examined whether...
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Perspectives of Paraeducators on Collaboration in Music Therapy Sessions/Point De Vue D'aides-Enseignants Sur la Collaboration Au Sein Des Sé Ances De Musicothé Rapie
AbstractTwenty paraeducators who worked in a suburban special education center with two music therapists participated in focus-group interviews that explored their perspectives on the music therapy sessions in which they assisted. The paraeducators defined...
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Music Therapy Practice with High-Risk Youth: A Clinician Survey/Pratique De la Musicothé Rapie Avec Les Jeunes À Risque: Un Sondage Clinique
AbstractThis study explores the practices of Canadian and American music therapists who work with high-risk youth, providing a preliminary picture of music therapy services for this population. High-risk youth are defined in this study as those likely...
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Music Therapy in Action (2Nd Edition)
Music Therapy in Action (2nd Edition) by Mary Priestley. Barcelona Publishers, 2012. ISBN: 978937440152This pioneering book, a provocative and sprawling trek through potential connections between psychoanalytic theory and the burgeoning field of music...
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Invitation to Community Music Therapy
Invitation to Community Music Therapy by Brynjulf Stige, and Leif Edvard Aar0. Routledge, 2012. ISBN 978-0-415-89760-0 (hbk); ISBN 978-0-415-80554-0 (pbk); ISBN 978-0-203-80354-7 (ebk).Invitation to Community Music Therapy, by Brynjulf Stige and Leif...
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Songs in Group Psychotherapy for Chemical Dependence
Songs in Group Psychotherapy for Chemical Dependence by Alan D. Reitman. Barcelona Publishers, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-937440-07-7As a music therapist it can be exhilarating to be active in researching and creating new programs, but sometimes this can lead...
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Towards Ethical Research: A Guide for Music Therapy and Music and Health Practitioners, Researchers and Students
Towards Ethical Research: A Guide for Music Therapy and Music and Health Practitioners, Researchers and Students by Camilla Farrant, Mercedes Pavlicevic, and Giorgos Tsiris. Nordoff Robbins, 2011. ISBN 978-0-9570739-0-6As exciting as it can be to formulate...
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Vol. 18, No. 1, 2012

Music Therapy with Premature Infants: Insights and Recommendations from the Current Literature and a German Pilot Project/ la Musicothérapie Avec Les Enfants Prématurés: Observations et Recommandations Basées Sur la Littérature Actuelle et Un Projet Pilote Allemand
AbstractThis article focuses on premature infants and music therapy on the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The incidence of premature births in Germany, Canada, and the United States and the latest music therapy research on this topic are discussed....
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A Quantitative Study of Choral Singing and Psychological Well-Being/ ÉTude Quantitative Sur le Chant Choral et le Bien-êTre
AbstractSinging has been associated with benefits to psychological well-being. Hedonism and eudaimonism are two perspectives from which psychological well-being may be defined and measured. In this study we asked members of two choirs (N = 59) to complete...
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PRIMUM NIL NOCERE (ABOVE ALL, DO NO HARM): A Direction for the Development of Music Therapy1/ PRIMUM NIL NOCERE (D'ABORD, NE NUIRE EN RIEN): Une Voie Pour le Développement De la Musicothérapie
AbstractQuestions of licensure have moved into the foreground of music therapists' professional concerns. The more we are able to reflect upon and identify the stumbling blocks, that is, the variables that limit full professional recognition, the greater...
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Where Music Helps: Community Music Therapy in Action and Reflection
Where Music Helps: Community Music Therapy in Action and Reflection by Brynjulf Stige, Gary Ansdell, Cochavit Elefant, and Mercedes Pavlicevic. Ashgate, 2010. ISBN 978-0-75466850-3There is no denying that there is a strong urge among music therapists...
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Manage Your Stress and Pain through Music
Manage Your Stress and Pain Through Music by Suzanne B. Hanser, and Susan E. Mandel. Berklee Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-87639-101-3Manage Your Stress and Pain Through Music belongs equally in the self-help literature and in the music therapy literature....
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Music Therapy Education and Training: From Theory to Practice
Music Therapy Education and Training: From Theory to Practice by Karen Goodman. Charles C. Thomas, 2011. ISBN10:0398086109 ISBN-13: 978-0398086107Karen Goodman has written a comprehensive and informative book about music therapy education and training...
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Soothing Relaxation Journeys
Soothing Relaxation Journeys by Amy Clements-Cortes (Narrator), and Sincere Tung (Music). Toronto, Canada: Clements-Cones, 2011.I am pleased to review Soothing Relaxation Journeys, a new CD by Amy Clements-Cortes and Sincere Tung (2011). Although I must...
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Vol. 17, No. 1, 2011

Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues in Music Therapy Training and Education: The Love That Dares Not Sing Its Name /Problèmes Des Lesbiennes, Gays et Bisexuels Dans la Formation et L'éducation En Musicothérapie : L'amour Qui N'est Pas Mentionné Dans Les Chansons
AbstractA global survey was conducted of music therapy programs and associations to assess the provision of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) issues in music therapy training and opportunities for continuing professional education. Although both sectors...
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What's in the Lyrics? A Discussion Paper Describing the Complexities of Systematically Analyzing Lyrics Composed in Music Therapy /Que Contiennent Les Paroles De Chanson? Une Discussion Décrivant la Complexité De L'analyse Systématique De Paroles De Chansons éCrites En Musicothérapie
AbstractSongwriting is an increasingly prominent topic in music therapy literature. A number of large-scale investigations have examined strategies used by music therapists to compose songs with, and for, clients. Lyric analyses have also been published;...
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An Evaluation of the Effect of Group Music Therapy on Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Levels in Nursing Home Residents /ÉValuation Des Effets De la Musicothérapie De Groupe Sur Les Niveaux De Stress, D'anxiété et De Dépression Auprès De Résidents D'un Centre D'hébergement
AbstractA randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the effect of music therapy on stress, anxiety, and depression levels of a group of the elderly who resided in a nursing home. The intervention group received 10 weeks of daily music-based...
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Singing the Passage: Evaluating Volunteer Bedside Singing in a Palliative Care Unit /Chanter le Passage : éValuation De Musique Offerte Par Des Chanteurs Bénévoles Au Chevet Des Patients Sur Une Unité De Soins Palliatifs
AbstractThis article describes the preliminary evaluation of a volunteer bedside singing service provided to patients and families at the Victoria Hospice inpatient palliative care unit. This mixed-method study was composed of three questionnaires designed...
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Navigating Art Therapy: A Therapist's Companion
Wood, C. (Ed.). (2011). Navigating art therapy: A therapist's companion. New York, NY: Routledge, ISBN: 978-0-415-22319-5.You might be asking yourself why there is a review of an art therapy book in a music therapy journal. The question might more appropriately...
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Improvising in Styles: A Workbook for Music Therapists, Educators and Musicians
Lee, C., & Houde, M. (2011). Improvising in styles: A workbook for music therapists, educators and musicians. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers. ISBN 978-1-891278-58-7.A new type of book in 2011In creating the book, 'Improvising in styles: A workbook...
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Vol. 16, No. 1, 2010

The Drum Circle Project: A Qualitative Study with At-Risk Youth in a School setting/Projet De Cercle De Tambours : éTude Qualitative Auprès De Jeunes À Risque En Milieu Scolaire
AbstractThis paper describes a qualitative study that explores possible therapeutic benefits from the implementation of a music therapy drumming circle with at-risk youth in an alternative high school. The study was conducted over a 12-week period with...
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In-Sight Video: Reaching within, Going beyond/Projet Vidéo : De L'intérieur À L'au-Delà
AbstractWhile both the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music and the field of music therapy have been around for a number of years, it is uncommon to see the integration of these areas with the art of film-making. This article describes the evolutionary...
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Interprofessional Education in Mental Health: Implications for Music therapy/Formation Interprofessionnelle En Santé Mentale : Conséquences Pour la Musicothérapie
AbstractFor the past two decades, a focus of improved mental health service delivery has been the inclusion of interprofessional collaboration initiatives. As administrators and policy-makers increasingly adopt evidenceand outcome-based funding structures,...
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An Interview with Denise Grocke/Entretien Avec Denise Grocke
Denise Grocke obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Melbourne, and subsequently completed a second Bachelor of Music degree, specializing in music therapy from Michigan State University. She returned to Australia in 1971 and established...
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The Role of Music Therapy in Facilitating Relationship Completion in End-of-Life care/L'impact De la Musicothérapie Sur le Travail De Séparation En Fin De Vie
AbstractRelationships may be a source of significant psychological pain at the end-of-life. Dying persons often experience anticipatory grief over the loss of relationships with spouses, children, parents, friends and pets, and the loss of future life...
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Community Mental Health Music Therapy: A Consumer-Initiated Song-Based paradigm/La Musicothérapie En Santé Mentale Communautaire: Un Paradigme Basé Sur Des Chansons Où le Client Est Participatif
AbstractIn 1997 a music therapy program was first piloted in a community mental health clubhouse and 6 months later expanded to five community mental health group homes, all administrated by an accredited agency in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia,...
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Episodes of Relationship Completion through Song: Case Studies of Music Therapy Research in Palliative Care
Episodes of relationship completion through song: Case studies of music therapy research in palliative care Author: Amy Clements-Cortés VDM Verlag, 2009 ISBN 978-3-639-14542-7Episodes ofrelationship completion through song: Case studies of music therapy...
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Assessment in the Creative Arts Therapies: Designing and Adapting Assessment Tools for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Assessment in the creative arts therapies: Designing and adapting assessment tools for adults with developmental disabilities Stephen Snow and Miranda D'Amico (Editors) Charles C. Thomas (2009) ISBN 978-0-398-07887-4This book is a unique contribution...
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Supervision of Music Therapy: A Theoretical and Practical Handbook
Supervision of music therapy: A theoretical and practical handbook Odell-Miller, Helen & Richards, Eleanor (Eds.) Routledge: New York (2005) ISBN: 978-0-415-41126-4Prior to the publication of Michele Forinash's (2001] edited book on music therapy...
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The Theory and Practice of Vocal Psycho-Therapy: Songs of the Self
The theory and practice of vocal psycho-therapy: Songs of the self Author: Diane Austin DA1 ACMT, LCAT Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2008) ISBN: 978 184310 878 8Over the years, respected music therapist Dr. Diane Austin has contributed many writings to...
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Vol. 15, No. 1, 2009

The Potential Health Benefits of Community Based Singing Groups for Adults with cancer/Les Bénéfices Potentiels De Groupes Communautaires De Chant Sur la Santé D'adultes Atteints De Cancer
AbstractThis article demonstrates the potential efficacy of community based singing groups to improve the health and quality of life of adults diagnosed with cancer. An overview on music therapy practices utilized in adult cancer care is presented. Publications...
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Music Therapy with Children and Their Families
Music therapy with children and their families Editors: Amelia Oldfield & Claire Flower Athenaeum Press, Gateshead, UK, 2008 ISBN 978-1-84310-581-7Oldfield and Flower's book describes the music therapy work of several music therapists with various...
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Prélude
Many anthropologists believe that music evolved to fulfil the role of social cohesion (Blau, 1988). Time and time again we see this central phenomenon unfold in group music making. People gathered together to share in the same songs and experiences are...
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Recovery Themes in Songs Written by Adults Living with Serious Mental illnesses/Thèmes De Rétablissement Dans Des Chansons éCrites Par Des Adultes Ayant Une Maladie Mentale Sévère
AbstractThis arts-based study used hermeneutic phenomenology to answer the question "What do songs written by adult music therapy participants diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI) reveal about their lived experience of mental illness?" Three participants...
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Melody in Music Therapy: A Therapeutic Narrative Analysis
Melody in music therapy: A therapeutic narrative analysis Gudrun Aldridge and David Aldridge Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008 ISBN 978-1-85302-755-0Melody is at the core of many music experiences, and can often be the most memorable aspect of a piece....
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An Interview with David Akombo Entretien Avec David Akombo
Dr. Akombo is interviewed by editor Kevin Kirkland on the practices combining music and health in Kenya, on the concept of ethnomusic therapy, and on the various social roles of music in African cultures.Le Dr. Akombo est interviewé par l'éditeur Kevin...
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Every Note Counts: The Story of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy
Every note counts: The story of NordofFRobbins music therapy Author: Fraser Simpson James and James Publishers, 2007 ISBN: 978-1-903942-79-6The book is a documentary of the inception and development of NordofF-Robbins Music Therapy: its therapeutic approach,...
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Music Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Light on a Dark Night
Music therapy and traumatic brain injury: A light on a dark night Authors: Simon Gilbertson and David Aldridge Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-84310-665-4Music Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury examines how music therapy can...
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Melody in Music Therapy: A Therapeutic Narrative Analysis
Melody in music therapy: A therapeutic narrative analysis Gudrun Aldridge & David Aldridge Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-85302-755-0In the history of documented music, melody on its own has evaded any concrete theory or set of rules...
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Vol. 14, No. 1, 2008

Micheline L'Espérance
Micheline L'Espérance, BMus, MTA, DESS en Vieillissement, Santé et SociétéNative d'une famille traditionnelle, Micheline L'Espérance a très tôt exprimé son intérêt pour la musique. C'est à l'âge de cinq ans qu'elle a affirmé à sa mère qu'elle en ferait...
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Prélude
C'est l'histoire. . . d'une immersion française. Le congrès de musico thérapie qui s'est déroulé dans la ville de Québec cette année proposait, tout comme le précédent, une diversité de sujets et de conférenciers absolument fascinants. Quel magnifique...
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Interdisciplinary Research through Community Music Therapy and Performance ethnography/Recherche Interdisciplinaire : Musicothérapie Communautaire et Ethnographie De la Performance
AbstractThe article describes an innovative form of interdisciplinary research integrating social science and creative arts therapies methodologies. This is especially of interest because of its inclusion of music therapy processes that can be conceptualized...
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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
Musicophilia: Tales of music and the brain Alfred A. Knopf Canada (2007) Author: Oliver Sacks ISBN: 9781400040810Tony, an orthopedic surgeon with minimal interest in music, suddenly becomes obsessed with classical piano music, learns to play and eventually...
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Music Therapy Groupwork with Special Needs Children: The Evolving Process
Music therapy groupwork with special needs children: The evolving process Author: Karen D. Goodman, MS, LCAT, RMT Charles C Thomas Publisher, Ltd,, Springfield, IL, ISBN 978-0-398-07739-6 (hard); 978-0-398-07740-2 (paper)With the eruption of music therapy...
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Group Analytic Music Therapy
Group analytic music therapy Author: Heidi Ahonen-Eerikäinen, PhD, MTA ISBN 13:978-1-891278-50-1Barcelona Publishers (2007)Web site: www,barcelonapublishers.comThis book offers a unique contribution to the field of music therapy. It is all about music...
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Feminist Perspectives in Music Therapy
Feminist perspectives in music therapy Dr. Susan Hadley, Editor Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers, 2005 ISBN 978-10891278-38-XI imagine that readers will have one of three responses upon reading the title of Susan Hadley s 2005 book, Feminist Perspectives...
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Clinical Training Guide for the Student Music Therapist
Clinical training guide for the student music therapist Barbara L. Wheeler, Carol L. Shultis & Donna W. Polen Barcelona Publishers (2005). ISBN: 1-891278-27-4Clinical Training Guide for the Student Music Therapist is a textbook designed as a clinical...
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Vol. 13, No. 2, 2007

"The Creative Envelope": A Theoretical Model of the Creative Process in Music Therapy through Psychodynamic and Humanistic Perspectives/« L'enveloppe Créative » : Un Modèle Théorique Du Processus Créateur En Musicothérapie Sous Une Perspective Psychodynamique et Humaniste
AbstractCreativity can be defined as the act of producing something that is both novel and that has a function. Creativity encompasses both its therapeutic use (as an intervention by the therapist) and the active process of creating (by the client),...
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Messages through the Music: Musical Dialogue as a Means of Communicative Contact/Messages Par la Musique : Dialogue Musical Comme Moyen De Communication
AbstractMusical dialogue plays a significant role in communicating effectively with children with autism, Through an examination of episodic dialogue within the treatment session, this study offers readers a variety of methods used to elicit communicative...
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Creating a "Circle of Song" within Canada's Poorest Postal Code/Créer Un Cercle De Chansons Au Sein Du Code Postal le Plus Pauvre Du Canada
AbstractThe "Circle of Song" program arose out of the need for a service that would allow health-deprived individuals to examine their high-risk lifestyle in a culturally appropriate and non-intrusive manner. The majority of program participants were...
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Therapeutic Songwriting and Complex Trauma/écriture Thérapeutique De Chanson et Traumatisme Complexe
AbstractMany music therapists use songwriting in their work. However, we seldom find formal discussion of the methods employed or the benefits derived. Based on work conducted with a client in a day program for people living with HIV/ AIDS, the author...
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Music & Life in the Field of Play: An Anthology
Music & Life in the Field of Play: An Anthology Carolyn Kenny, PhD, MTA Barcelona Publishers, 2006. ISBN 978-1-891278-39-8This book came into being after Barcelona publishing approached Carolyn Kenny about putting together an anthology of her music...
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The Effects of Listening to Recorded Percussion Music on Well-Being: A Pilot Study/Les Effets De L'écoute De Musique De Percussion Enregistrée Sur le Bien-êTre : Une éTude Pilote
AbstractThere has been a shift in the healthcare field over the past decades encouraging individuals to focus on wellness and prevention of illness. This has created a large market for recorded music with a wide range of purposes, which includes facilitating...
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Juxtaposition: ADHD and Music at School/Juxtaposition: TDA/H et Musique À L'école
I try to control it but I can't reallyIt makes you hyper and it sort of loses your concentrationHe's impulsiveAnnoyingUnapproachableWe had to sit in desks all dayIt was really hard...just talking and silenceHe needs to have a little more maturityBut...
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Melodic-Poetic Representation: Research Sings/La Représentation Mélodico-Poétique : Quand la Recherche Chante
AbstractSong is a representational form for music therapy research. I support this contention by extending Glesne's concept of poetic transcription to melodicpoetic transcription. I introduce Glesne's original concept and further draw on Sarah Lawrence-Lightfoot,...
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Music Therapy Research: Contributions from Canada/Recherche En Musicothérapie : L'apport Canadien
AbstractThis arride is an overview of music therapy research done by Canadians. After defining research and discussing the types of questions that lead to quantitative descriptive and experimental designs and qualitative designs, the beliefs of positiviste...
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Vol. 13, No. 1, 2007

A Reflective Look at Thirty Years of Music Therapy Training at Capilano College/Un Regard Réfléchi Sur 30 Années De Formation En Musicothérapie À Capilano College
In September of 1976, the first Canadian Music Therapy training program began at Capilano College, in North Vancouver, British Columbia.[NM:] Music therapy didn't exist in B.C. before 1970. Due to the serendipity of two completely independent hitch-hiking...
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Remembering Twenty Years of Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University/Se Rappeler Vingt Ans De Musicothérapie À l'Université Wilfrid Laurier
I REMEMBER20 years of Music Therapy at LaurierThe Maureen Forester Recital Hall is crowdedLaughterTearsMemoriesMusicMany people to cheer RosemaryMany people to remember Caryl AnnMany people to remember the pastI don't remember the pastI came to Laurier...
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Music Therapy with a Woman Who Was Hurt by a Cowboy/La Musicothérapie Avec Une Femme Blessée Par Un Cowboy : éTude De Cas
AbstractThis case study describes the use of songwriting in music therapy with a woman in her thirties living with multiple sclerosis in a care home and involved in a relationship with a verbally and physically abusive partner. Over the course of ten...
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Songwriting: Methods, Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators and Students
Songwriting: Methods, Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators and Students Felidty Baker & Tony Wigram (2005). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, wwwjkp.com ISBN 9781843103561Songwriting can play a central role...
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Psychiatric Music Therapy in the Community: The Legacy of Florence Tyson
Psychiatric Music Therapy in the Community: The Legacy of Florence Tyson Michael G. McGuire, Ed., (2004). Barcelona Publishers, www.barcelonapublishers.com ISBN: 1-891278-15-0Reviewer: Nadine Elizabeth Cadesky, MMT, PhD Student (Temple University).McGuire's...
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Music, Music Therapy and Trauma: International Perspectives
Music, Music Therapy and Trauma: International Perspectives Julie Sutton, Editor (2002). Jessica Kingsley Publishers, wwwjkp.com ISBN: 1-8843100-27-4.Reviewer: Lillian Eyre, MM, MTA (McGill University Hospital Centre).Although today, music therapists...
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Receptive Methods in Music Therapy: Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators, and Students
Receptive Methods in Music Therapy: Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators, and Students Denise Grocke & Tony Wigram (2007). Jessica Kingsley Publishers. www.jkp.com ISBN 9781843104131Reviewer: Jeff Hooper, MA,...
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Vol. 12, No. 1, 2006

Occupational Stressors among Music Therapists Working in Palliative Care/« Stresseurs » Professionels Chez Des Musicothérapeutes Oeuvrant En Soins Palliatifs
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the role of music therapists working in inpatient palliative care, and the occupational stress they face during the course of their work. Four music therapists were interviewed in an effort to: identify...
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The Beat Goes On: A Decade of the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund
Take a group of bold music therapists...Stir in a batch of incredible volunteers and friends of music...Pour in a helping of the Canadian music industry...and you have a $4 million fund ready to celebrate.From the mid 1950s, music therapy in Canada had...
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The Effect of Musical Mode on Emotional state/L'effet Du Mode Musical Sur L'état éMotionnel
AbstractThe goal of this research was to determine if musical mode elicits an emotional response, and if so what type of emotional response. Participants listened to four original instrumental compositions (major, minor, mixed modes and instrumental...
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The Playwheel: A Model for Therapeutic Improvisation/« the Playwheel » : Un Modèle D'improvisation Thérapeutique
AbstractThis article presents a model of clinical techniques of improvisation in music therapy. The basic elements of therapeutic process are outlined and organized into a model of improvisation that provides a synthesis of clinical musical techniques....
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Music Therapy Legacy Work in Palliative Care: Creating Meaning at End of life/Le Témoignage Musicothérapeutique En Soins Palliatifs : Créer Un Sens En Fin De Vie
AbstractLegacy work is the process of creatively expressing and documenting one's life, with the goal of leaving the legacy for future generations. Legacy work can be beneficial in palliative settings. It can help patients clarify and communicate their...
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The Canadian Journal of Music Therapy and the Music Therapy World Journal Index: A Full-Text Bibliographic database/Revue Canadienne De Musicothérapie et Music Therapy World Journal Index : Une Base De Données Bibliographiques En Texte Intégral
AbstractAt the Chair1 of Qualitative Research in Medicine, University Witten/Herdecke we began a structured review of the music therapy literature in 2002. An analysis of music therapy journal article indexing highlighted a significant misrepresentation...
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Songwriting: Methods, Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators, and Students
Songwriting: Methods, Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators, and Students. Edited by Felicity Baker and Tony Wigram. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005I have always been interested in songwriting as therapy, but...
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Music Therapy Research
Wheeler, Barbara L., Ed. (2005). Music Therapy Research. second Edition. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers.My personal copy of the first edition of the Music Therapy Research book is dog-eared and ruined. I used it through my own PhD dissertation and...
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Psychodynamic Music Therapy: Case Studies
Hadley, S., Ed. (2003). Psychodynamic music therapy: Case studies. Gilsum, NH, Barcelona Publishers.Whether a music therapy student, seasoned practitioner, music therapy educator or researcher, and whether psychodynamically inclined or just "psychodynamically...
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Vol. 11, No. 1, Fall

Music Therapy and Psychosocial Rehabilitation: Towards a Person-Centered Music Therapy model/La Musicothérapie et la Réhabilitation Psychosociale: Vers Un Modèle De Musicothérapie Centré Sur la Personne
ABSTRACTThis paper describes the theoretical underpinnings of psychosocial rehabilitation for adults diagnosed with serious mental illness. The integration of the values and principles of psychosocial rehabilitation, with psychiatric music therapy practice...
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Psychiatric Music Therapy in the Community: The Legacy of FlorenceTyson/La Musicothérapie Psychiatrique Communautaire: L'héritage De Florence Tyson
Psychiatric Music Therapy in the Community: The legacy of FlorenceTyson. La musicothérapie psychiatrique communautaire: L'héritage de Florence Tyson Michael G. McGuire,Editor Barcelona Publishers, ISBN: 1-891278-15-0 398 pages4 White Brook Road, Gilsum,...
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