Music therapy is a relatively new discipline. Although the power of music to alleviate illness and distress has been recognized for centuries, it is only in the 20th century that systematic research into reasons for its efficacy has really begun. This book aims to explain the purposes and techniques of music therapy as it is practised today, to a wide audience of mental health professionals, and to all those interested in the use of creative arts in therapy.
Table of Contents
1. The growth of music therapy 2. The relationships between music therapy and other forms of therapeutic intervention 3. Sound, music and music therapy 4. Music therapy and child health 5. Music therapy and child health - a survey of the research 6. Music therapy and adult health 7. Music therapy as a resource for the community 8. Music therapy as a synthesis of art and science - Orpheus as emblem.