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Author Butterton, Mary.

Title Listening to music in psychotherapy / Mary Butterton ; foreword by Colwyn Trevarthen
Published Oxford ; New York : Radcliffe Pub., ©2008
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 194 pages)
Contents Part 1 : Experiencing music -- Conversation with Mercedes Pavlicevic -- Conversation with Katie Melua -- Conversation with Baroness Julia Neuberger -- Conversation with Benjamin Zephaniah -- A gathering of musical experiences -- Part 2 : How do we understand what we know? -- The philosophy and sociology of the experience of music -- The psychology of the experience of music -- The 'habitus' of the experience of music and music therapy -- The experience of the origins of self-in-relationship in neuroscience and music -- Part 3 : The experience of listening to music within psychotherapy -- A two-part invention -- Reflection on the two-part invention -- Musical analysis of Liz's experience -- Where are we now? -- Coda
Summary This enlightening text promotes listening to music as a rewarding component in the psychotherapeutic consultation. Unlike other guides on the topic, this book encourages the choice of music to come from the patient, rather than being prescribed by the therapist. The comprehensive approach considers both theoretical and practical application, in any therapy setting, with a specific focus on children and adults who have suffered emotional trauma in early childhood. Featuring interviews from spiritual leaders, therapists, musicians and poets, the book explores the personal importance of listening to music and discovering how that music can bring on strong emotions and reinforce feelings. Listening to Music in Psychotherapy is a practical guide that is invaluable for psychotherapists, counsellors and music therapists. Healthcare professionals with an interest in music therapy will also find it of great interest, as will course leaders and students in psychology, counselling and psychotherapy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Music Therapy -- methods.
Psychotherapy and music.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Psychotherapy and music.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1138030287