Book Reviews

Resource Review – Stelino (2015)

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, …

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Resource Review – Webster (2015)

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 Eurhythmics Certificate, NZ RMTh   This anthology of 18 songs composed by now retired music therapist Joan Webster has been gifted to New Zealand music therapists …

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Book Review – Miller (2016)

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 …

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Book Review – Miller (2014)

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 Wellington Private practice, Wellington   Assessment and outcomes in arts therapies is a timely book given the increasing demand for arts therapists …

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Book Review – Goodman (2015)

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 …

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