Canadian Journal of Music Therapy

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

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 2, 2007

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Catherine Staples, BMT, MTA has been in private practice in Edmonton for over 14 years after training in music therapy at Capuano College in North Vancouver, BC. She works with persons with developmental disorders and varying levels of eldercare. Prior...
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
The Circle of SongThe Circle of Song program ran as part of the Vancouver Native Health Society's Positive Oudook Program which is an HIV/AIDS outreach health care and drop-in centre that promotes multidisciplinary case management and therapeutic services...
ÉDitorial: Marianne Bargiel
Dans ce numéro spécial sur la recherche en émergence au Canada, nous avons une grande absente : Josée Préfontaine. Josée allait déposer sa thèse doctorale intitulée La formation à la musicothérapie quand une rechute de leucémie l'a emportée en quelques...
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...
Melodic-Poetic Representation: Research Sings/La Représentation Mélodico-Poétique : Quand la Recherche Chante
AcknowledgementsI thank ten cancer patient-survivors without whom this writing would not be possible. This research was supported by an operating grant from the Sociobehavioural Cancer Research Network with funds from the Canadian Cancer Society. I was...
Messages through the Music: Musical Dialogue as a Means of Communicative Contact/Messages Par la Musique : Dialogue Musical Comme Moyen De Communication
1. Preface1. PrefaceA boy with autismAnxiously paces the roomHis eyes betray a raw and naked fearAt first, the music is only an extra sound - it has not been filtered out or inHe touches the door, the wall, and the desk, in rapid successionDoor, wall,...
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...
Music Therapy Research: Contributions from Canada/Recherche En Musicothérapie : L'apport Canadien
This article is adapted from a keynote address, "Staying on the Crest with Music Therapy Research," presented at the Canadian Association of Music Therapy Conference in Victoria in May, 2007.1 reviewed a great deal of Canadian research in an effort to...
Portraiture and the Role of Researcher: Reflections and Questions/La Méthode De L'art Du Portrait et le Rôle Du Chercheur : Réflexions et Questions
PreludeThis paper represents the fruits of a reflective process that began during the writing of the first of three comprehensive essays in partial fulfillment of my doctoral degree at McGill University (Carroll, 2002). In this essay I positioned myself...
Prélude: Kevin Kirkland
Music therapy is a field of never-ending discoveries, a field that defies simple explanations of why and how it works. If we consider the advice of Csikszentmihalyi to aim for complexity, to increase the complexity of what you enjoy, to make time for...
"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
This article was developed from the Master's Thesis The Creative Process in Music Therapy: From Disruption of Homeostasis, Through Anxiety and Play, To Mastery. This research was conducted at Drexel University (formerly Hahnemann University) under thesis...
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
Health and Wellness TrendsThere has been a steady change of focus in the healthcare field encouraging individuals to take responsibility for their own well-being. The trend in healthcare clearly leans toward prevention of illnesses and practicing healthy...
Therapeutic Songwriting and Complex Trauma/écriture Thérapeutique De Chanson et Traumatisme Complexe
Introduction"I never thought I'd see a day where I felt like I do today, where I actually feel in charge of myself and be happy to look at myself every morning and be proud. It's a good feeling."~ StewartThis paper describes a therapeutic songwriting...
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