Microanalysis in Music Therapy
Methods, Techniques and Applications for Clinicians, Researchers, Educators and Students
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Thomas Wosch is Professor of Music Therapy in Social Work at the University of Applied Sciences of Würzburg and Schweinfurt, Germany. Until 2007 he was Lecturer in Music Therapy in the Department of Social Services and Public Health at the University of Applied Sciences in Magdeburg, Germany. Tony Wigram was Professor and Head of PhD Studies in Music Therapy at the University of Aalborg, Denmark, Honorary Research Fellow in the Faculty of Music at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Reader in Music Therapy at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. He was Associate Editor of the Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, and a former President of both the European Music Therapy Confederation and the World Federation of Music Therapy. He was also Head Music Therapist at the Harper Children's Service in Hertfordshire, UK, and Research Advisor to Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust.
In the context of music therapy, microanalysis is the detailed analysis of that short period of time during a music therapy session during which some kind of significant change takes place. These moments are crucial to the therapeutic process, and there is increasing interest amongst music therapists in understanding how they come about and whether there are ways of initiating them.The contributors to this groundbreaking book look at methods of micro process analyses used in a variety of music therapy contexts, both clinical and research-based. They outline their methods, which include using video and audio materials, interviewing, and monitoring the client's heart rate, and also give examples of the practical application of microanalysis from their clinical experience, including work with clients who have psychiatric illness, autism and other conditions.Microanalyses in Music Therapy provides a wealth of important theoretical and practical information for music therapy clinicians, educators and students.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
; July 2007
328 pages; ISBN 9781846426674Read online
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Title: Microanalysis in Music Therapy
Author: Thomas Wosch; Barbara L Wheeler; Tony Wigram
In the press
Microanalysis in Music Therapy provides ample evidence of the science and technology behind music therapy, and helps to bust the myth that music therapy means having a sing-along with your patients. Microanalysis in this context refers to the detailed analysis of events in music therapy sessions using verbal, musical and/or video data that can then be used to explore and document significant changes that occur in the process of therapy. Each chapter introduces a model or technique for studying one or more processes in music therapy and a context for its application. The applications range widely from developmental disorders, brain injuries and mental health in children and adults, to tools for assessment and education of trainee music therapists. The book is directed at practising music therapists, researchers, educators and students however, I think school music teachers, researchers and health professionals from a range of disciplines will find much of interest here as well.