Amanda Reid

RHYTHM 4 Well- Being- Music Therapy and Health Programme.

Personal well- being and social and emotional development are listed as important areas in the Health and Physical Education Curriculum. Rhythm4wellbeing supports schools to offer a real life context for exploring healthy relationships using the powerful tool of rhythm. The Rhythm 2 Recovery Model (www.rhythm2recovery.com.au) which has been adapted for Canterbury Schools to rhythm 4 …

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NZ Journal of Music Therapy 2020

Your summer holiday reading is here! Our 2020 journal features an extended collaborative article about music therapists’ response to the pandemic lockdowns in Aotearoa New Zealand. This issue includes winning articles from the 2019 Morva Croxson Prize, three further articles and three book reviews, all representing contemporary practice in music therapy. Many thanks to all …

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Book Review – Rykov, M. (2020). some conditions apply. Inanna Publications.

Rykov, M. (2020). some conditions apply. Inanna Publications. Reviewer: Claire Molyneux MA (Music Therapy), BA (Hons), PGCertHealSc (Clinical Supervision), NZ RMTh, HCPC UK (Music Therapist) Anglia Ruskin University (UK) and private practice some conditions apply is Mary Rykov’s first published collection of poetry, but music therapists may already be familiar with her writing. The book …

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Book Review – Ludwig, A. (Ed.). (2019). Music Therapy in Children and Young People’s Palliative Care. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Ludwig, A. (Ed.). (2019). Music Therapy in Children and Young People’s Palliative Care. JKP. Reviewer: Helen Dowthwaite MMusTher, BA(Hons), NZ RMTh BLENNZ Homai School; SoundMind Music Therapy (private practice), Auckland Music Therapy in Children and Young People’s Palliative Care provides different accounts of UK-based music therapists working in this field. The book showcases the growth …

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Book Review – McFerran, K., Derrington, P., & Saarikaalo, S. (2019). Handbook of Music, Adolescents, and Wellbeing. Oxford University Press.

McFerran, K., Derrington, P., & Saarikaalo, S. (2019). Handbook of Music, Adolescents, and Wellbeing. OUP. Reviewer: Will Darbyshire BBehSc, MMusThrpy, NZ RMTh Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, Hawke’s Bay The power of music to evoke emotion during adolescence is undeniable. As a music therapist, I have seen how adolescents use music to project their identity, express …

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Developing a Sense of Belonging: A Case Study on the Use of Peer Inclusion to Support a Child with Selective Mutism

Emily Langlois HuntMPhD (Theology), MMusTher, BA (Theology), CT ABRSM, NZ RMThTe Herenga Waka – Victoria New Zealand School of Music, Te Kōkī, Victoria University of Wellington (2015-2019)Private practice and Director at Little Musical Caravan Keywords Selective mutism; peer inclusion; sense of belonging; inclusive music therapy Abstract This case study explores how the inclusion of peers …

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Are Community Music Therapy Principles Relevant to my Work with Large Groups of Older Adults in a Residential Care Facility? Finding from a Student Action Research Project

Hazel BarrettMMusTher, BA (Hons), NZ RMThVictoria University of Wellington – Te Herenga Waka, New Zealand School of Music, Te Kōkī   KeywordsCommunity music therapy; older adults; residential care; community music;group music therapy Abstract This research focuses on the second-year student placement of my master’s programme, at a residential care home. A significant part of my …

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A Sense of Belonging: Evaluating how a Music Therapy Service is Valued by its Community

Oliver E.L. LoweryMMusTher, NZ RMTh Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, Auckland Jennifer RyckaertMMT, NZ RMThRaukatauri Music Therapy Centre, AucklandAdrian FieldPhDDovetail (Evaluation and research company)Rachael ButlerMHealScIndependent Social Researcher and Dovetail AssociateLouise WereNgāti Rongowhakaata, Ngāti TūwharetoaHikitia and Dovetail Associate   KeywordsHumanistic music therapy; music therapy charitable trust; parent and caregiver evaluation; Enabling Good Lives; COVID-19 response Editorial NotesThis …

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Music Therapy Professional Practice Experiences in Two Places, New Zealand and Australia

Megan SpraggMMusTher, BMus, RMT (Australia)Sounding Board Music Therapy, Melbourne, Australia   KeywordsMusic therapy professional practice; New Zealand; Australia; career development; self-employment Editorial NotesThis “Community Voices” collaborative article has been submitted to an open, single peer review process. Abstract In this article music therapist Megan Spragg reflects on her training as a music therapist and professional …

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Music Therapy with Children who have Autism Spectrum Conditions in New Zealand – An Appreciative Acknowledgement

Daphne RicksonPhD, MMusTher, MHealSc (MenH), NZ RMThVictoria University of Wellington – Te Herenga Waka, New Zealand School of Music, Te Kōkī KeywordsAutism; research journey; research community; collaboration; vignettes from practice Editorial NotesThis “Community Voices” collaborative article has been submitted to an open, single peer review process. Abstract This paper describes the evolution and outcome of …

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