1st Edition

International Dictionary of Music Therapy

Edited By

Kevin Kirkland

ISBN 9780415809412
Published July 10, 2013 by Routledge
224 Pages

USD $54.95

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Book Description

The therapeutic uses of music can vary greatly from one part of a country to the next, from one therapist to the next and across national and continental lines. This groundbreaking work is the first to bring together the expertise of an international array of contributors into one resource.

The International Dictionary of Music Therapy offers models, methods and interventions that range from regional to international, including several terms that have never been published before.  Essential for both the seasoned and novice music therapists and those working closely with the field, it offers a comprehensive guide to key terms, explained from multiple perspectives and with reference to clinical literature. Each entry contains detailed definitions for the reader, to develop practice, to generate discussion, and to establish more of a global common music therapy language. Covering more than 450 carefully selected terms, this comprehensive reference tool is a foundational text for defining and exploring the therapeutic value of music.

The ultimate companion to understanding the science and art of music therapy on an international level, the International Dictionary of Music Therapy is ideal for music therapists, theorists, educators, researchers, and students.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements. List of Abbreviations. Dictionary. References.

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Kevin Kirkland, PhD, MTA, is a music therapy instructor at Capilano University, Canada, and music therapist at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction. He is co-author of Full Circle: Spiritual Therapy for the Elderly.