Music therapy in mental health for illness management and recovery

Paperback | June 21, 2015

byMichael J. Silverman

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Many music therapists work in adult mental health settings after qualifying. For many, it will be a challenging and even daunting prospect. Yet until now, there has been no psychiatric music therapy text providing advice on illness management and recovery. This essential book fills the gap in the literature, providing the necessary breadth and depth to inform readers of the psychotherapeutic research base and show how music therapy can effectively and efficiently function within a clinical scenario. The book takes an illness management and recoveryapproach to music therapy specific to contemporary group-based practice. It is also valuable for administrators of music therapy, providing innovative theory-based approaches to psychiatric music therapy, developing and describing new ways to conceptualize psychiatric music therapy treatment,educating music therapists, stimulating research and employment, and influencing legislative policies. An important aim of the book is to stimulate both critical thought and lifelong learning concerning issues, ideas, and concepts related to mental illness and music therapy. Critical thinking and lifelong learning have been - and will likely continue to be - essential aspirations in higher education.Moreover, contemporary views concerning evidence-based practice rely heavily upon the clinician's ability to think critically, seek a breadth of contradicting and confirmatory evidence, implement meta-cognition to monitor thoughts throughout processes, and synthesize and evaluate knowledge to makeinformed clinical decisions relevant and applicable to idiosyncratic contextual parameters. For both students and clinicians in music therapy, this is an indispensable text to help them learn, develop, and hone their skills in music therapy

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Many music therapists work in adult mental health settings after qualifying. For many, it will be a challenging and even daunting prospect. Yet until now, there has been no psychiatric music therapy text providing advice on illness management and recovery. This essential book fills the gap in the literature, providing the necessary br...

Michael J. Silverman (PhD, MT-BC) is director of Music Therapy at the University of Minnesota. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Music Therapy, the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health and the World Journal of Methodology and has published refereed articles in journals including the Journal of Music Thera...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:June 21, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The Social Impact, Prevalence, and Contemporary Short-Term Treatment of Mental Illness2. Pharmacological and Psychosocial Treatments for People with Mental Illnesses3. An Overview of Music Therapy as a Psychosocial Intervention for Psychiatric Consumers4. Continuum Model of Music and Therapy within Music Therapy5. Educational Music Therapy for Illness Management and Recovery6. Therapeutic Mechanisms in Psychiatric Music Therapy7. Transdiagnostic Theory for Group-Based Psychiatric Music Therapy8. The Process of Psychiatric Music Therapy9. Interventions in Psychiatric Music Therapy10. Music Therapy for Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Misuse Disorders11. Psychiatric Music Therapy with Diverse Client Populations12. Research in Psychiatric Music Therapy13. Evidence-Based Practice and Decision Making in Psychiatric Music Therapy14. Future Treatments for Psychiatric Consumers: Advancements, Models, and the Potential Relevance of Psychiatric Music Therapy