Vol 8 No 2 1994
Published: Wed 1st June

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Journal Articles:
Between Chaos and Creativity: Music Therapy with 'Traumatised' Children in South Africa (p4 - p9)
Music Therapy and Forensic Psychiatry - Choice, Denial and the Law (p10 - p18)
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This paper looks at aspects of work in the forensic psychiatric setting. It is based on music therapy work in a Medium Secure Unit, situated within a general psychiatric hospital. It was felt that there were several important differences in working in this unit of the hospital which often seemed to question the feasibility and existence of a music therapy group. This paper concerns itself with these differences. A brief introduction to forensic psychiatry and secure units is given first. This is followed by a short case study of an eight-week music therapy group from which material is used to look at the themes identified. These are summarized into the headings of choice, denial and the law. Their effect on the patients is discussed and the ways in which the music therapy group can address the issues involved are highlighted.
Music Therapy: Challenging Low Self-Esteem in People with a Stroke (p19 - p24)
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This paper discuses the theoretical background to the concept of low self-esteem can present in a person with a stroke. Thereafter it looks at the behavioural outcomes and the causes of low self-esteem and goes on to examine how music therapy can be used as an intervention to facilitate behavioural and psychological change in the context of stroke rehabilitation.
Book Reviews
Music Therapy An Art Beyond Words by Leslie Bunt - Reviewd by Rachel Darnley-Smith (p25 - 31)
Art Therapy with Offenders - Edited by Marian Liebmann - Reviewed by Ann Slobada (p25 - 31)
Music and People with Development Disabilities by F.W. Schalkwijk - Reviewed by Julia Usher (p25 - 31)
The Singing Cure by Paul Newham - Reviewed by Margaret Lobo (p25 - 31)
Chain Reaction - Children and Divorce by Ofra Ayalon & Adina Flasher - Reviewed by Alison Levinge (p25 - 31)
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