The third edition of this book is the culmination of a 25 year project aimed at conceptualizing music therapy in a critically inclusive and integrative way. Title, Defining Music Therapy. Author, Kenneth E. Bruscia. Publisher, Barcelona Publishers, ISBN, X, Length, pages. Get this from a library! Defining music therapy. [Kenneth E Bruscia].
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Music and therapy are both difficult to define, and when fused together into a single discipline, many complications arise. This book takes an in-depth look at the unique problems of defining music within a therapeutic context, and defining therapy within a musical context.
Over 40 definitions of music therapy am examined and compared. A new definition is offered to addres Music and therapy are both difficult to define, and when fused together into a single discipline, many complications arise. A new definition is offered to address the myriad issues raised, and to embrace the diversity of clinical practice. Each segment of the definition is discussed, and in the process, boundaries are suggested for what music therapy is and what it is not. In the final chapters, eleven areas of clinical practice are identified, and each area is further differentiated by four levels of treatment.
Specific examples are given of each area and level, and implications are drawn.
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Be the first to ask a question about Defining Music Therapy. Lists with This Book. Feb 01, Maya rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Music therapy is beauty-centered Thus, the very point of listening to or creating music as a therapeutic endeavor is to experience the beauty and meaning of life, and in the process, to learn how to work through the problems and challenges that are an integral part of the life experience.
Just as music presents tension and conflict, and just as it moves toward change and resolution, so Music therapy is beauty-centered Just as music presents tension and conflict, and just as it moves toward change and resolution, so does the human being work to become whole and thereby live life more fully.
And when this journey toward wholeness takes place within the exquisiteness of an art form, that is within an aesthetic kenneh – the journey is made that much more poignant, potent, and memorable. Thus, music and its basic structural components sound, vibrations are inherently healing to all living things.
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