Book Reviews

Victoria Churchill

Stelino, A. (2015). Music therapy songs for special kids. Available from: www.ahjaystelino.com Reviewer: Victoria Churchill, MMus(Thrp), BMus, ATCL, RMT (Australia) This selection of music therapy songs by Ahjay Stelino (the publishingname of Ajay Castelino (NZ RMTh), instrumental teacher, performing musician and songwriter) offers a “ready to use” 30-minute music session for parents/caregivers, teachers, and other …

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Marie Willis

Webster, J. (2015). Joan’s songs: A collection of music therapy songs by Joan Webster.Christchurch, NZ: Music Therapy New Zealand. Reviewer:Marie Willis, BMus (Hons), PG Dip MTh, Dalcroze EurhythmicsCertificate, NZ RMTh This anthology of 18 songs composed by now retired music therapist Joan Webster has been gifted to New Zealand music therapists and is available to …

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Kathryn Stevenson

Miller, C. (2016). Arts Therapists in Multidisciplinary Settings. Working Together for Better Outcomes. London, England: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Reviewer: Kathryn Stevenson, MA, NZ RMTh I read this book with much interest, and my overall impressions are that it has been well put together. The variation in style of writing and the collaboration described by the …

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Carolyn Ayson

Miller, C. (Ed.). (2014). Assessment and outcomes in the arts therapies: A person-centred approach. London, England: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Reviewer:Carolyn Ayson, BMus, MMusTher (Hons), NZ RMTh PhD candidate, Victoria University of WellingtonPrivate practice, Wellington Assessment and outcomes in arts therapies is a timely book given the increasing demand for arts therapists to use assessments and …

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Coco Kho

Goodman, K. D. (2015). International Perspectives in Music Therapy Education and Training: Adapting to a Changing World. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. Reviewer:Coco Hong-Ching Kho: BMus, MMusTher, NZRMTh Private practice and Wellington Early Intervention Trust I have been working with young children since I graduated as a music therapist. Having come to New Zealand nine …

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Ruth James

Wheeler, B. L. (Ed.). (2016)Music therapy handbook. New York, NY: The Guilford Press. Reviewer:Ruth James, MMusTher (Hons), MEd Psych, PGDip EPP, MNZPsS, NZ RMTh, Registered Educational Psychologist Community Autism Services, IDEA Services Wellington I was excited to be approached about writing this review, as I thought it would be a good way to refresh my …

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