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Music Therapy and Trauma: Bridging Theory and Clinical Practice



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Music Therapy and Trauma: Bridging Theory and Clinical Practice
Edited By Kristen Stewart
259 pages

The collection of material gathered in this book is a reflection of the impressive work of leaders in the fields of music therapy, art therapy, trauma, neuroscience, and education who came together for the 1st International Music Therapy & Trauma Symposium: Bringing Theory and Musical Practice, held on June 9 and 10, 2008, at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. The book provides a link between trauma theory, current trauma principles, and music therapy and creative arts therapy practices in a broad range of settings and population, and covering an extended scope of trauma exposure.  Throughout this book, the readers will find an extensive compilation of models, techniques, case vignettes that will contribute to understand the use of music therapy across ever expanding parameters trauma exposure. The work has been organized into four parts: Foundations, Current Practices in Adult Trauma, Current Practices in Childhood Trauma, and Personal and Professional Perspectives. Each contribution serves to stimulate our professional perspectives, clinical approaches, and considerations for continued investigation and research.



Table of Contents





I. Foundations

1.  Music Therapy and Trauma: Insights for the Polyvagal Theory

     Stephen W. Porges

2.  Perspectives and Priorities in Disaster Response

     Barbara A. Else

II.  Current Practices in Adult Trauma

3.  Music Therapy with Adult Survivors of Trauma

     Ronald M. Borczon, Peter Jampel, and Gillian Stephens Langdon

4.  Translating Somatic Experiencing® and Gestault Therapy for Trauma Resolution into Medical Music Therapy Practice with Adults

     Frank Scheiby

5.  Analytical Music Therapy and Integrative Medicine: The Impact of Medical Trauma on the Psyche

     Benedikte Scheiby

6.  The Roar on the Other Side of Silence: Thoughts About Silence and the Traumatic in Music Therapy

     Julie Sutton and Iain McDougall

7.  Connectivity and Creativity: Mass Trauma and the Role of Community Healers and Caregivers

     Maria Gonsalves Schimpf, Ronald M. Borczon, Joanne V. Loewy, Ellen Stoller, Julie Sutton, and Christine Wineberg

III. Current Practices in Childhood Trauma

8.  Music Therapy, the Preterm Infant, and the Spectrum of Traumatic Experience

     Kristin Stewart

9.  The Impact of Creative Arts Therapies on Children Who Have Experienced Traumtic Events

     Joanne V. Loewy, Judi Rubin-Busco, Rebecca Fleetwood, and Toshiko Kobayashi

10.  When the Bough Breaks: Vocal Psychotherapy and Traumatized Adolescents

     Diane Austin

11.  Belonging: The Art of Social Becoming

     Carolyn Kenny

12.  Music Therapy for Children and Families with Mass Trauma Exposure

     Brian Harris, Maria Gonsalves Schimpf, Sharon Katz, Carolyn Kenny, Paul Nolan, and Davida Price

IV.  Personal and Professional Perspectives

13.  Reflections of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust

     Vera Goodkin

14.  What Happens to Me? The Potential for Activation of Trauma During Music Therapy Internship

    Susan Feiner


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It is a groundbreaking book on the use of music therapy in trauma treatment.
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