Music Therapy and Parent-Infant Bonding

Paperback | July 30, 2011

EditorJane Edwards

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Music therapy is an internationally recognised field of professional evidence-based practice. Qualified music therapists use the engaging, non-verbal aspects of music to create relationships in which therapeutic goals can be pursued and needs of clients addressed. This is the first book to focus specifically on the ways that music therapists provide support for the development of the special and necessary bond between parents and their infants, where some vulnerability is experienced. In the book, music therapists from four countries, Australia, Ireland, theUK and the US describe their practices with reference to contemporary theory and research. Throughout, the chapters are illustrated with engaging case material. Many of the authors are the world leaders in the area of music therapy to promote parent and infant bonding. Others are having their firstopportunity to describe their work publicly in print. The focus in each chapter is on the need for this work, the theoretical underpinnings of the practice, and the music therapy practice itself. The book is arranged in 3 sections. The first section covers work in therapy sessions with children and their parents. The second section describes programmes where the music therapist leads a group of parents with their infants, such as the renowned Sing and Grow in Australia. The final sectionpresents work with medical patients and their families including in the neonatal intensive care unit, and for cancer patients.The book will be valuable for music therapy practitioners and students, and more broadly for all those in the field of infant mental health.

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Music therapy is an internationally recognised field of professional evidence-based practice. Qualified music therapists use the engaging, non-verbal aspects of music to create relationships in which therapeutic goals can be pursued and needs of clients addressed. This is the first book to focus specifically on the ways that music ther...

Professor Jane Edwards is a qualified music therapist with expertise in research, theory and practice with families and young children. Originally from Australia she directed the first music therapy courses at the University of Queensland before coming to Ireland to lead the development of music therapy training and research at the Uni...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.53 inPublished:July 30, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Jane Edwards: Introduction1. Jane Edwards: Music therapy and parent infant bonding2. Tiffany Drake: Becoming in tune: The use of music therapy to assist the developing bond between traumatised children and their new adoptive parents3. Alison Levinge: 'The first time ever I saw your face...': Music therapy for depressed mothers and their infants4. Amelia Oldfield: Parents' perceptions of being in music therapy sessions with their children: What is our role as music therapists with parents?5. Kate E. Williams, Jan M. Nicholson, Vicky Abad, Louise Docherty, and Donna Berthelsen: Evaluating parent-child group music therapy programmes: Challenges and successes for Sing and Grow6. Margareta Burrell: The benefits of music sessions for very young children with their parent or carers through the eyes of a music therapist7. Karen Kelly: Supporting attachments in vulnerable families through an early intervention school-based group music therapy programme8. Joanna Cunningham: Music therapy to promote attachment between mother and baby in marginalised communities9. Alison Ledger: Extending group music therapy to families in schools: A reflection on practical and professional aspects10. Toni Day and Helen Bruderer: Music therapy to support mothers who have experienced abuse in childhood11. Helen Shoemark: Translating 'infant-directed singing' into a strategy for the hospitalised family12. Joanne V. Loewy: Music therapy for hospitalized infants and their parents13. Clare O'Callaghan and Brigid Jordan: Music therapy supports parent-infant attachments: In families affected by life threatening cancer