An Introduction To Music Therapy: Theory and Practice

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Available for the first time in paperback, this low-cost, high-quality guide to music therapy thought, research, and practice is the ideal text for a one semester overview and the perfect handbook for the practicing professional.

You'll find that Davis, Gfeller, and Thaut's detailed descriptions of the populations most likely to receive music therapy are strongly supported by background material and extensive references, helping students build a firm base from which to explore the range of current healing modalities.

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Historical Perspective: To better acquaint students with the field, the authors address the discipline's history and development.
Extensive References: A primary goal of the text is to provide authoritative bibliographic references to articles, books, and other materials of use to beginning music therapists.
Thorough Coverage of Professional Issues: From conducting research in ethical accountability, to coverage of pending legislation and the future of the discipline, Introduction to Music Therapy offers a clear understanding of the expectations and issues currently affecting the field.
Provides comprehensive coverage of current research and in-depth historical exposition in an extensive revision
Stresses cooperation between educators and health professionals, and demonstrates how the core work of music therapy has become more focused on healing.
Offers photographs to visually amplify the text as well tables and other illustrations to help clarify ideas and improve student retention.
Begins each chapter with an outline and concludes with a summary to help students grasp the major concepts more thoroughly
Constitutes both a perfect introduction for beginners and an excellent resource for upper-level students and clinicians.

About the Author:

William David, Ph.D., RMT, completed his doctorate at the University of Kansas. Currently, he is coordinator of the undergraduate music theapy program at Colorado State University. From 1976-1980, he served as clinician, then as Director of Music Therapy, at Faribault State Hospital. He is past president of the Midwestern Region of the National Association for Music Therapy.

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