Book Reviews

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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