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Published: Tue 1st June
ISSN 1359-4575

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Journal Articles:
Interview
Historical Perspectives Interview Series, Jean Eisler (p44-p48)
Creating a New Music Therapy Post - An Evidence-Based Research Project (p49 - p58)
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This paper describes a pilot project carried out as part of a newly created music therapy post in the NHS. It briefly sets out the circumstances surrounding the creation of the post, followed by a full description of the six-month research project. this includes a discussion of seven aims for music therapy in mental health, which form the basis of the research. The process of evaluation is presented, with an analysis of the involvement of the multidisciplinary team in the work. Music therapy was carried out with six different client groups. Both client groups and staff were involved in evaluating the service, and the benefits and difficulties of client-based evaluation are discussed. The results of this evidence-based research to justify the employment of a music therapist.
Dialogues
Thoughts, Words and Deeds: Harmonies and Counterpoints in Music Therapy Theory (p59 - p62)
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A response to Elaine Streeter's 'Finding a Balance between Psychological Thinking and Musical Awareness in Music Therapy Theory - a Psychoanalytic Perspective'.
Some Thoughts on Music, Therapy, and Music Therapy (p63 - p71)
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A response to Elaine Streeter's 'Finding a Balance between Psychological Thinking and Musical Awareness in Music Therapy Theory - a Psychoanalytic Perspective'. This article discusses points raised by Streeter's article 'Finding a Balance between Psychological Thinking and Musical Awareness in Music Therapy - a Psychoanalytic Perspective' (Streeter 1999). Whilst agreeing that 'psychological thinking' is essential for the therapist fully to understand and contain the processes in the therapy room, it considers how music itself can bring about integral change within the therapy process. This is considered in terms of more recent developments in psychoanalysis and analytical psychology, as well as from an aesthetic perspective. Finally, it warns of the danger of moving form one 'absolutist' position to another within music therapy, and suggests that we as a profession need to be open to listening and learning from a wide range of disciplines, and from each other, in order to enrich our work.
Challenging Premises (p72 - p76)
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A response to Elaine Streeter's 'Finding a Balance between Psychological Thinking and Musical Awareness in Music Therapy Theory - a Psychoanalytic Perspective'.
The True Nature of Music-Centred Music Therapy Theory (p77 - p82)
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A response to Elaine Streeter's 'Finding a Balance between Psychological Thinking and Musical Awareness in Music Therapy Theory - a Psychoanalytic Perspective'.
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