2018

He Oro Waiora: Music Therapy and Wellbeing in Adolescent Mental Health

Nolan Hodgson MMusTher, BA, NZ RMTh Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa New Zealand School of Music, Te Kōkī, Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington   Keywords: Music therapy, kaupapa Māori models of health, wairua (spirit), mental health, taonga puoro (Māori musical instruments). Abstract This paper discusses the practice of music therapy in relation to kaupapa Māori …

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Case Study: Individual Music Therapy with an Elderly Man in a Residential Care Setting

Oliver E. L. Lowery MMusTher (Hons), BMus, NZ RMTh Te Kōkī, New Zealand School of Music, Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington   Keywords: Music therapy, stroke, elderly, case study, student music therapist Abstract This case study describes the processes involved in the development of a relationship between a student music therapist and John, a …

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Songwriting with Adolescents who have Mental Health Difficulties: One Music Therapy Student’s Experience

Emma Johnson MMusTher, BA Hons (Music and Music Technology), NZ RMTh Victoria University of Wellington – New Zealand School of Music, Te Kōkī (2015-2017); and private practice Daphne Rickson PhD (Music), MMusTher, MHealSc (MenH), LTCL, NZ RMTh Victoria University of Wellington – New Zealand School of Music, Te Kōkī   Keywords: Music therapy, songwriting, adolescents, mental …

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Book Review – Polen, Shultis, & Wheeler (2017)

Polen, D. W., Shultis, C. L., & Wheeler, B. L. (2017). Clinical Training Guide for the Student Music Therapist (2nd ed.). Dallas, TX: Barcelona Publishers.   Reviewer: Oliver E. L. Lowery MMusTher (Hons), BMus, NZ RMTh Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, Auckland   When I was a music therapy student, I initially found myself overwhelmed by the …

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Book Review – Adler & Samsonova-Jellison (2017)

Adler, R. S., & Samsonova-Jellison, O. V. (2017). Music Therapy for Multisensory and Body Awareness in Children and Adults with Severe to Profound Multiple Disabilities: The MuSense Manual. London, England: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.   Reviewer: Victoria Gac BM, NZ RMTh, MT-BC Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, Auckland   In my first year as a new professional in …

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Book Review – Moreno (2017); Mahoney (2017, 2018)

Moreno, J. J. (2017). The Lives of Music Therapists: Profiles in Creativity, Volume 1. Dallas, TX: Barcelona Publishers.   Mahoney, J. F. (2017). The Lives of Music Therapists: Profiles in Creativity, Volume 2. Dallas, TX: Barcelona Publishers.   Mahoney, J. F. (2018). The Lives of Music Therapists: Profiles in Creativity, Volume 3. Dallas, TX: Barcelona …

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Book Review – Whitehead-Pleaux & Tan (2017)

Whitehead-Pleaux, A., & Tan,  X.  (Eds.).  (2017). Cultural Intersections in Music Therapy: Music, Health, and the Person. Dallas, TX: Barcelona Publishers.   Reviewer: May Bee Choo Clulee BSc, MA (Music Therapy), NZ RMTh Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre and private practice   Culture has always fascinated me, as someone with a myriad cultural intersections in my …

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Book Review – Higgins & Willingham (2017)

Higgins, L., & Willingham, L. (2017). Engaging in Community Music: An Introduction. New York, NY: Routledge.   Reviewer: Fiona Hearn BMus, MMusTher, NZ RMTh Wellington Early Intervention Trust and private practice.   I welcomed the opportunity to read and review Engaging in Community Music: An Introduction (Higgins & Willingham, 2017), as I was about to …

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Book Review – Molyneux (2017, 2018)

Molyneux, C. (Ed.). (2017). Only Connect: Poems and Stories from New Zealand Music Therapy. Nelson, NZ: Mountain Girl Publishing.   Molyneux, C. (Ed.). (2018). Tales from the Music Therapy Room: Creative Connections. London, England: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.   Reviewer: Caroline Miller1 BA, MA (Clinical Psychology), PG Dip (Clinical Psychology), PG Dip (Dramatherapy) Supervisor, author/editor of …

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Community Music Therapy to Support the Relationship between Family Carers and People Living with Dementia: A Pilot Project

Maharani Allan MMusTher (Hons), BA, NZ RMTh Private practice   Keywords: Dementia, Community Music Therapy groups, relationships, identity music, family carers Abstract Currently, 70,000 people are living with dementia in New Zealand. This is expected to rise to 170,212 in 2050, with an associated cost of $1.7 billion climbing to $5 billion. The people who face …

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