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Art and Music : Therapy and Research - Andrea Gilroy

Art and Music

Therapy and Research

By: Andrea Gilroy (Editor), Colin Lee (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th November 1994
ISBN: 9780415100458
Number Of Pages: 272

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"Art and Music" is an edited collection of sixteen pioneering case studies that are structured around the research problems common to art and music therapists. It is notoriously difficult conducting research in psychotherapy, as the scientific method preferred by academic research is not necessarily appropriate when it comes to assessing what happens in therapy. Art therapists and music therapists have traditionally worked side by side and both work in a predominantly non-verbal medium. As their respective professions grow to maturity, they have increasingly begun to develop their own research methods and tools.
The contributors to this collection examine recurring questions in various contexts and the editors draw these common themes together, enabling the reader to take a critical look at what is described within an informed context. There are many important research questions for each profession to address, but there are a variety of research methodologies available. Presenting original work in a structured way, "Art and Music" offers ideas and ways forward for those who are practicing therapists, considering emabarking on research projects, or who would like to know more about research possibilities in the field of art therapies.

Notes on contributors
Introduction: juxtapositions in art therapy and music therapy researchp. 1
Researching the esoteric: art therapy researchp. 21
The analysis of therapeutic improvisatory musicp. 35
Music and emotion: aspects of music therapy researchp. 51
Changes in art therapy groupsp. 66
Starting out in music therapy process researchp. 85
Research in art therapy with people who have psychotic illnessesp. 101
Making sense of marking space: researching art therapy with people who have severe learning difficultiesp. 117
Observing offenders: the use of simple rating scales to assess changes in activity during group music therapyp. 138
The sound-world of speech- and language-impaired children: the story of a current music therapy research projectp. 152
The effects of music therapy on a group of adults with profound learning difficultiesp. 164
Research and the particular: epistemology in art and psychotherapyp. 185
'The biter bit': subjective features of research in art and therapyp. 206
The development of art therapy in Bulgaria: infiltrating the systemp. 223
Brief bibliography of suggested reading on researchp. 241
Name indexp. 244
Subject indexp. 248
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ISBN: 9780415100458
ISBN-10: 0415100453
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 17th November 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1