Music therapy in context: Music, meaning and relationship

Author(s) : Mercedes Pavlicevic

Music therapy in context: Music, meaning and relationship

Book Details

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley
  • Published : 1997
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Expressive Arts Therapies
  • Catalogue No : 4249
  • ISBN 13 : 9781853024344
  • ISBN 10 : 1853024341
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Addressing current debates in music therapy on the question of 'meaning', this text asks such questions as: Are words necessary in creative music therapy? How is clinical improvization distinct from 'pure' music improvization? If so, what is the distinction? 224 pages.

About the Author(s)

Mercedes Pavlicevic completed the Nordoff Robbins London training in 1981, and her doctoral studies in Music Therapy Improvisation at the Department of Psychology with Colwyn Trevarthen in 1991. As a music therapist she has worked in a range of institutional and community settings, in Scotland, in the Lebanon and in South Africa. Mercedes co-instituted and was Director of the Master's Music Therapy programme at the University of Pretoria until 2006 - this was the first accredited training programme on the African Continent. She has authored, co-authored and edited numerous music therapy publications. She is currently Research Director at Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, and Research Associate at SOAS Music Department, at the University of London.

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