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Music Therapy: An Art Beyond Words

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Can music help people to overcome or cope with mental health problems? Music therapy is a relatively new discipline; although the power of music to alleviate illness and distress has been recognised for centuries, it is only in the twentieth century that systematic research into the reasons for its efficacy has really begun. Leslie Bunt has written this book to explain the purposes and techniques of music therapy as it is practised today to a wide range of mental health professionals, and for all those interested in the use of creative arts in therapy. power of music to alleviate illness and distress has been recognised for centuries, it is only in the twentieth century that systematic research into the reasons for its efficacy has really begun. Leslie Bunt has written this book to explain the purposes and techniques of music therapy as it is practised today to a wide audience of mental health professionals, and for all those interested in the use of creative arts in therapy.

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`An excellent summary of what research has been undertaken so far as well as providing many individual examples of response to music therapy' - Anthony Storr, British Medical Journal

`Magnificent compendium ... obviously a must for anyone interested in music therapy.' - Journal of British Music Therapy

`Extremely useful book not only to music therapy students in training but also to anyone involved or with an interest in music therapy' - National Music and Disability Service

`A rich and up-to-date compendium of the state-of-the-art of music therapy...should be an invaluable resource as well as useful text for music therapy studies' - The Arts in Psychotherapy. Vol 23. No 1. 1996.

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Music therapy is a relatively new discipline. Although the power of music to alleviate illness and distress has been recognized for centuries, it is only in the 20th century that systematic research into reasons for its efficacy has really begun. This book aims to explain the purposes and techniques of music therapy as it is practised today, to a wide audience of mental health professionals, and to all those interested in the use of creative arts in therapy.

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