Rich with case material, this groundbreaking volume provides a comprehensive overview of music therapy, from basic concepts to emerging clinical approaches. Experts review psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and developmental foundations and describe major techniques, including the Nordoff-Robbins model and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. An expansive section on clinical applications examines music therapy with children and adults, as well as its recognized role in medical settings. Topics include autism spectrum disorder, school interventions, brain injury, and trauma. An authoritative resource for music therapists, the book also shows how music can be used by other mental health and medical professionals. The companion website features audio downloads illustrative of the Nordoff-Robbins model.
"Covers some of the richest topics and issues of our profession, and does so with great depth and scope. The volume embraces research, assessment, clinical applications, history, ethics, and diversity. It paints a portrait of the full array of music therapy approaches while covering the age spectrum of children to adults. Nothing is lacking. This is a dynamic, instructive, inspiring tool for anyone seeking insights and wisdom from leading music therapists. It is a powerful resource that should be kept close at hand."--Deforia Lane, PhD, MT-BC, Director of Art and Music Therapy, Seidman Cancer Center/University Hospitals Case Medical Center "The most comprehensive work of its kind that I have seen. Synthesizing evidence-based approaches into a single volume helps to move music therapy beyond the untested and unproven and establish professional legitimacy and efficacy. Practitioners and educators get a clear view of the best therapeutic strategies for helping clients in the search for healing and wholeness."--Terry L. Singer, PhD, Dean, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville "Wheeler's Music Therapy Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of approaches to music therapy practice, covering a wide range of models that have influenced the profession. Numerous case vignettes throughout bring the material to life, offering the reader a vicarious taste of the breadth of practice, settings, and populations with whom music therapists work. Music therapy professionals and students will appreciate the accessibly written perspectives on theory and practice. For those in multidisciplinary practice, it will serve as a reference to help to determine what music therapy might bring to their health, education, or medical program."--Wendy Magee, PhD, Music Therapy Program, Temple University "This welcome volume stands out because of its breadth of coverage and applicability. The choice of topics and their scholarly treatment will engage readers, whether they are novices to music therapy or very experienced. It will also be useful to professors and students at both graduate and undergraduate levels."--Robyn Flaum Cruz, PhD, BC-DMT, Division of Expressive Therapies, Lesley University "Simply put, this is the most comprehensive text to date in our field. I am currently using portions of it in every undergraduate course I teach, and in some graduate courses as well. The contributors are an international 'who's who' in music therapy, and the comprehensive references in each chapter serve as great bibliographies for anyone looking to do further research. I have no reservations about using this book in classes and recommending it as a reference to students preparing for internships, their board certification exam, or their future clinical careers."--Andrew Knight, PhD, MT-BC, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, Colorado State University
Barbara L. Wheeler, PhD, MT-BC, is Professor Emerita at Montclair State University in New Jersey, where she taught from 1975 to 2000. Dr. Wheeler initiated the music therapy program at the University of Louisville in 2000, retiring in 2011. She presents and teaches in the United States and internationally, with current faculty appointments at The State University of New York, New Paltz; Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York; the Department of Social Studies, University of Applied Sciences Wurzburg-Schweinfurt, Wurzburg, Germany; and the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, Katowice, Poland. She has been an active clinician throughout her career, working with diverse clientele. Dr. Wheeler has edited and authored several chapters, articles, and books, including Music Therapy Research, Second Edition, and Clinical Training Guide for the Student Music Therapist. She is a past president of the American Music Therapy Association and former Interview Coeditor for Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy.
I. Overview and Issues 1. Overview of Music Therapy as a Profession, Barbara L. Wheeler 2. A History of Music Therapy, William Davis and Susan Hadley 3. Aesthetic Foundations of Music Therapy: Music and Emotion, James Hiller 4. Music Therapy and the Brain, Concetta M. Tomaino 5. Music Therapy and Cultural Diversity, Seung-A Kim and Annette Whitehead-Pleaux 6. Ethics in Music Therapy, Debbie Bates 7. Music Therapy Assessment, Anne W. Lipe 8. Music Therapy Research, Debra S. Burns and Anthony Meadows 9. Evidence-Based Practice in Music Therapy, Felicity A. Baker 10. Music Therapy Methods, Susan Gardstrom and Suzanne Sorel II. Orientations and Approaches 11. Psychodynamic Approaches, Connie Isenberg 12. Humanistic Approaches, Brian Abrams 13. Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches, Suzanne Hanser 14. Developmental Approaches, Cynthia A. Briggs 15. Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, Nina Guerrero, David Marcus, and Alan Turry 16. The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Madelaine Ventre and Cathy H. McKinney 17. Analytical Music Therapy, Benedikte B. Scheiby 18. Neurologic Music Therapy, Corene P. Hurt-Thaut and Sarah B. Johnson 19. Community Music Therapy, Brynjulf Stige 20. Music Therapy in Expressive Arts, Margareta Warja III. Clinical Applications A. Music Therapy for Children and Adolescents 21. Music Therapy for Developmental Issues in Early Childhood, Marcia Humpal 22. Music Therapy for Children with Intellectual Disabilities, Beth McLaughlin and Ruthlee Figlure Adler 23. Music Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, John A. Carpente and A. Blythe LaGasse 24. Music Therapy for Children with Speech and Language Disorders, Kathleen M. Howland 25. Music Therapy for Children with Sensory Deficits, Greta E. Gillmeister and Paige Elwafi 26. Music Therapy in the Schools, Katrina Skewes McFerran B. Music Therapy for Adults 27. Music Therapy for Adults with Mental Illness, Gillian Stephens Langdon 28. Music Therapy in Addictions Treatment, Kathleen M. Murphy 29. Music Therapy for Older Adults, Hanne Mette Ridder and Barbara L. Wheeler 30. Music Therapy for Women Survivors of Domestic Violence, Elizabeth York and Sandra L. Curtis 31. Music Therapy for Survivors of Traumatic Events, Ronald M. Borczon 32. Music Therapy for Grief and Loss, Robert E. Krout C. Medical Music Therapy 33. Music Therapy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Helen Shoemark and Deanna Hanson-Abromeit 34. Medical Music Therapy for Children, Joanne Loewy 35. Medical Music Therapy for Adults, Carol Shultis and Lisa Gallagher 36. Music Therapy for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury and Other Neurological Disorders, Jeanette Tamplin 37. Music Therapy at the End of Life, Clare O'Callaghan, Lucy Forrest, and Yun Wen Author Index Subject Index