This volume brings together the professional experiences of music therapists from Europe and the USA. It examines the origins and theory of Analytical Music Therapy (including a contribution on the subject from Mary Priestley), before exploring its uses in various contexts.
Johannes Th. Eschen is Professor of Music Therapy and founding Director of the Institut fr Musiktherapie der Hochschule fr Musik und Theater, Hamburg. He has worked as a music therapist at the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, the Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Herdecke and in private practice. He was one of the founding members of the Deutsche Geseilschaft fr Musiktherapie, of which he has been Chairman 1977-85, President 1985-6 and Honorary Chairman since 1990. In 1998 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of the Hochschule fr Musik und Theater, Hamburg.
Preface. Part 1: 1. Analytical Music Therapy - origin and development, Mary Priestley, Retired Music Therapist, and Johannes Th. Eschen. 2. Analytical Music Therapy - introduction, Johannes Th. Eschen. 3. Theoretical bases of Analytical Music Therapy, Susan Hadley, Slippery Rock University, USA. Part 2: 4. Some considerations on the treatment techniques of psychoanalytically-established music therapy, Mechtild Jahn-Langenberg, University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany. 5. Analytical Music Therapy with adults in mental health and in counselling work, Inge Nygaard Pedersen, Aalborg Psychiatric Hospital, Denmark. 6. The sound of silence - the use of Analytical Music Therapy techniques with a nonverbal client, Juliane Kowski Music Therapist in private practice, USA. 7. The psychodynamic function of music in Analytical Music Therapy with children, Wolfgang Mahns, Musiktheraple Institut Rendsburg, Germany. 8. The role of music in Analytical Music Therapy - music as a carrier of stories, Colleen Purdon, Music Therapist, Canada. 9. Improvisation as a musical healing tool and life approach, Benedikte B. Scheiby, Beth Abraham Family of Music Services, USA. Part 3: 10. Supervision of music therapy students in a music therapy graduate training programme, Barbara Hesser, New York University, USA. 11. Self-experience for music therapy students, Inge Nygaard Pedersen, Aalborg Psychiatric Hospital, Denmark. 12. Psychodynamic movement, Inge Nygaard Pedersen, Aalborg Psychiatric Hospital, Denmark. List of Contributors. Index.