1st Edition

Invitation to Community Music Therapy

By Brynjulf Stige, Leif Edvard Aarø Copyright 2012
    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    374 Pages
    by Routledge

    Invitation to Community Music Therapy presents the main perspectives and principles of community music therapy as it is practiced around the world. A relatively recent development within the broader field of music therapy, community music therapy emphasizes human connectedness, health promotion, and social change. This textbook surveys the history, theory, and current practice of community music therapy to develop a comprehensive picture of the field. Along the way it takes full measure of the diverse and vibrant ways community music therapy is practiced around the globe. Including dozens of photographs and pedagogical tools such as chapter questions, textboxes, figures, key terms, and discussion topics, Invitation to Community Music Therapy is the ideal introduction to a growing area of music therapy.

    Part 1: Introduction to Community Music Therapy  1. An Overview  2. A Brief History  Part 2: Basic Concepts of Community Music Therapy  3. Health and Wellbeing  4. Community and Social Resources  5. Music, Health, and Community  Part 3: Community Music Therapy in Practice  6. Issues  7. Values  8. Processes  Part 4: Community Music Therapy as Development of Discipline and Profession  9. Purposes and Practices of Research  10. Professionalization for Participatory Practice


    Brynjulf Stige is Professor of Music Therapy at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen, and Head of Research at GAMUT, Uni Health, Norway.

    Leif Edvard Aarø is Senior Researcher at the Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, and Adjunct Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Bergen, Norway.