2017

Book Review – Cornelius & Natvig (2016)

Cornelius, S. & Natvig, M. (2016). Music: A Social Experience. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.   Reviewer: Fiona Hearn, MMusTher, BMus, NZ RMTh Wellington Early Intervention Trust and Private Practice   Music: A Social Experience offers an introduction to the social role of music throughout history and culture. It is primarily written as a course text for …

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Book Review – Salhi (2014)

Salhi, K. (Ed.) (2014). Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World: Performance, Politics and Piety. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.   Reviewer: Cheri Ang,MMusTher, NZ RMTh Private Practice, Singapore   As music therapists come into contact with people from diverse backgrounds, it becomes increasingly important for us to seek an understanding of the socio-political situation faced …

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Book Review – NiaNia, Bush & Epston (2017)

NiaNia, W., Bush, A. & Epston, D. (2017). Collaborative and Indigenous Mental Health Therapy: Tātaihono – Stories of Māori Healing and Psychiatry. New York, NY: Routledge.   Reviewer: Claire Molyneux MA (Music Therapy), BA (Hons), PGCertHealSc (Clinical Supervision), NZ RMTh, HCPC (UK) Music Therapist Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.   This publication is a collaboration …

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Book Review – Wheeler & Murphy (2016)

Wheeler, B. L., & Murphy, K. M. (Eds.). (2016). Music Therapy Research (3rd ed.). Dallas, TX: Barcelona Publishers.   Reviewer: Alison Talmage MMusTher (Hons), MEd, PGCertHealSc (Adv Psychotherapy Practice), PGCertHealSc (Clinical Supervision), BA (Hons), NZ RMTh   Music therapy research is a complex, expanding field, encompassing a remarkable choice of methodologies and methods. Over the …

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Book Review – Lathom-Radocy (2017)

Lathom-Radocy, W. (2017). Peters’ Music Therapy: An introduction (3rd ed.). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.   Reviewer: Jennifer Ryckaert MMT, NZ RMTh,MT-BC Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, Auckland   When Peters’ Music Therapy: An Introduction (3rd edition) by Wanda Lathom-Radocy1 was delivered to my office, with months to spare before submission of the review was required, …

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A Behavioural Study Exploring the Use of Originally Composed Songs to Encourage Children at a Japanese Day Treatment Facility to Transition between Activities

Kumi Sato MS Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan Shigeki Sonoyama PhD Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan   Keywords: Music, children, developmental disabilities, single-subject design, behavioural approaches. Abstract This behavioural study, with single-subject research design, examined the use of originally composed songs to encourage children with developmental disabilities …

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Quality of Life for Individuals with a Neurological Condition, who Participate in Social/Therapeutic Choirs

Brieonie Jenkins BA (Hons), GradDip (Psych) The University of Auckland Shari Storie MMusTher (Hons), BSc, BMus, NZ RMTh The University of Auckland Suzanne Purdy PhD, MSc, DipAud, MNZAS, MAudSA, FAAA The University of Auckland   Keywords: Choral singing, music therapy, quality of life (QoL), neurological conditions. Abstract As New Zealand’s population ages, the prevalence of …

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Harmony through Collaboration: An Accessible Concert Project

Megan Berentson-Glass BMus (Hons), GDipMusTh, NZ RMTh Mahinawa Specialist School, Porirua   Keywords: Collaboration, community music therapy, community musician, special education, accessible concert. Abstract This report details the process and outcomes of an accessible concert project which took place in New Zealand in 2015. The project was a creative partnership between a number of organisations, …

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The Place of Improvisation in Case Study Research in Music Therapy

Sarah Hoskyns, PhD, LGSM (MT), FGSM, ARCM, NZ RMTh, HCPC (UK) Music Therapist New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōkī, Victoria University of Wellington   Keywords: Music therapy training, improvisation, research method. Abstract This article explores an aspect of the findings from a completed doctoral study using a qualitative case study methodology. The field …

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