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ADHD Report The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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Imagination, Cognition and Personality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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International Journal of Group Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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New Ideas in Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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Music Therapy Perspectives
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.308
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 7  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0734-6875 - ISSN (Online) 2053-7387
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  • From the Editor

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      Authors: Beer L.
      Pages: 115 - 115
      Abstract: Growth in our profession is necessary and vital to our continued evolution. In the past months, I have been reflecting and talking with associate and assistant editors and members of the editorial board of Music Therapy Perspectives (MTP) about our roles in creating a platform for change along with our responsibility to offer articles that promote discussion, increase clinical insights, and expand research endeavors. Our next issue of MTP is dedicated to social justice in action, theory, and principle. Guest editors Drs. Adenike Webb and Sangeeta Swamy are leading and coordinating this issue. Thank you both for your time and vision. The breadth of issues and depth of analysis that are forthcoming in 2022 speak to the moment the profession is in: we are thinking about, researching, and practicing music therapy in a way that reflects the diversity of our world.
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/mtp/miab017
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Resourcing Popular Music for Relevant Themes in Music Therapy with
           Perinatal Loss

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      Authors: Mondanaro J.
      Pages: 116 - 125
      Abstract: AbstractPerinatal loss poses unique challenges to grief work because of the complexity of dynamics it carries. Historically shrouded in socially and culturally based belief systems often impeding normal grief responses, the barriers to healthy processing have been surmounted in recent decades. The emergence of music therapy in partnership with social work is one such approach to addressing both anticipatory grief and bereavement of parents enduring the death of their infant prenatally. This retrospective article highlights the resourcing of popular music within a clinical music therapy approach to the curation of a perinatal bereavement event within a large hospital system in a metropolitan area. Popular music as a ubiquitous art form lends tangibility and relevance to the complicated themes of perinatal loss in a manner that invites bereft parents into a forum of acceptance and acknowledgment of a loss that for too long has remained in the shadows.
      PubDate: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/mtp/miab014
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Case Studies in Pediatric Music Therapy During COVID-19

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      Authors: Goicoechea T; Lahue K.
      Pages: 126 - 132
      Abstract: AbstractThe COVID-19 pandemic changed the lives of very nearly every person in the world. For the music therapy profession and those populations that can benefit from its application, the ramifications are no less palpable, though they have been changing on a day-today basis. During the initial phase of the pandemic, the expressive therapy team, including the music therapists at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, was directed to work remotely using virtual platforms to facilitate services. Several studies conducted both prior to the pandemic and since its arrival in the United States demonstrate the delivery of expressive therapies via remote, web-based platforms. However, there is a general lack of literature on the subject. This article brings forward 3 case examples in order to illustrate the methods of achieving goals and objectives in distanced music therapy: a 5-year-old girl needing a heart transplant, an 11-year-old girl requiring tri-weekly hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease, and 2 brothers whose sister died of rhabdomyosarcoma and who was treated at Primary Children’s Hospital. These case stories offer perspective on both the challenges and positive responses that occurred throughout the process, with a focus on the adaptation to virtual music therapy services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
      PubDate: Mon, 30 Aug 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/mtp/miab009
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • The Clinical Practice Model for Persons with Dementia: Application to
           Music Therapy

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      Authors: Reschke-Hernández A.
      Pages: 133 - 141
      Abstract: AbstractCurrently, no drug can cure or effectively mitigate symptoms for the growing number of individuals who live with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. As they experience declines in memory, communication, and thinking—symptoms that undermine social initiative, autonomy, and well-being—these individuals become increasingly dependent on others. Evidence regarding the benefits of music therapy for persons with dementia is growing. Nonetheless, limitations in existing research have hindered knowledge regarding the use and appropriate application of music as a form of treatment with this population. This article describes the development of The Clinical Practice Model for Persons with Dementia, which provides a theoretical framework to inform evidence-based practice, illustrated here in application to music therapy. Specifically, the model is intended to prompt purposeful application of strategies documented within a broad literature base within 6 thematic areas (Cognition, Attention, Familiarity, Audibility, Structure, and Autonomy); facilitate clinical decision-making and intervention development, including music interventions; and encourage discourse regarding relationships between characteristics of the intervention, the therapist, the person with dementia, and their response to intervention. The model comprises a set of testable assumptions to provide direction for future research and to facilitate the description and investigation of mechanisms underlying behavioral interventions with this population. Although the model is likely to evolve as knowledge is gained, it offers a foundation for holistically considering an individual’s needs and strengths, guidance for applying music and nonmusic strategies in evidence-based practice, and direction for future research.
      PubDate: Mon, 31 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/mtp/miab006
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Trauma-Informed Care in Music Therapy: Principles, Guidelines, and a
           Clinical Case Illustration

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      Authors: Heiderscheit A; Murphy K.
      Pages: 142 - 151
      Abstract: AbstractThe 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that 9.5 million Americans aged 18 and older have been diagnosed with more than one mental disorder. Music therapists working in mental health treatment settings are likely to work with individuals who have a complex diagnosis defined here as 2 or more of the following: depression, eating disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, substance use disorder, and severe mental illness. Additionally, adverse childhood events or posttraumatic stress disorder often complicate the clinical profile. Given this, a trauma-informed approach to music therapy treatment is necessary to improve outcomes and minimize harm. The risks, contraindications, and ethical considerations necessary to effectively treat and care for these clients in music therapy will be reviewed. Methods of identifying, assessing, and treating these complex clinical issues in music therapy are discussed with the goal of helping clinicians understand: (1) where treatment needs to begin to ensure therapeutic goals addressing primary issues prior to addressing secondary issues and (2) the appropriate use of music therapy methods. The necessity for music therapists to understand the power of the music in the music therapy process is explored, to ensure that clinicians are meeting client needs, not triggering symptomatology, traumatic memories, or experiences. The importance of a clinician knowing their scope of practice, when they are adequately trained and prepared to work with clients with complex disorders, and how to utilize support such as consultation and supervision to support their effective treatment with client(s) is presented.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/mtp/miab011
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Gender Aware Music Therapy: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

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      Authors: Besse C.
      Pages: 152 - 161
      Abstract: AbstractThe purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the influence of gender on music therapy practice through the experiences and perceptions of gender aware music therapists (GAMTs). Participants (N = 5) included five board-certified music therapists or equivalent who have published scholarly literature on topics related to gender and music therapy. Participants shared their experiences in semistructured individual interviews; interviews were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). Six major themes emerged: (a) GAMTs recognize how socialization produces binary music participation, which is often perpetuated in music therapy practice; (b) GAMTs share the belief that gender roles and expectations create exclusive music practices that may restrict and limit musical expression and participation; (c) GAMTs create therapeutic spaces that encourage authentic music engagement by thoughtfully accepting and/or rejecting established gender stereotypes prevalent in music culture; (d) GAMTs suggest that gender is a marker of identity, which may or may not affect how the therapeutic relationship develops between music therapy clients and clinicians; (e) GAMTs utilize theories and therapeutic approaches that influence their music therapy research and practice; and (f) GAMTs recommend that practicing music therapists recognize their personal biases, develop a heightened awareness for how gender influences society, and actively pursue an inclusive practice that does not assume gender. Clinical implications and future research recommendations are discussed.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/mtp/miab007
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Non-Verbal Interactions Between Music Therapists and Persons with
           Dementia. A Qualitative Phenomenological and Arts-Based Inquiry

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      Authors: Krøier J; Stige B, Ridder H.
      Pages: 162 - 171
      Abstract: AbstractWhen music therapists are supervising caregivers in how to apply music in their interactions with persons with dementia, we may term this as indirect music therapy practice. Musical interactions are mostly happening through nonverbal, implicit, and embodied knowledge, and, therefore, there is a need for exploring and verbalizing such interactions for music therapists to be able to disseminate to caregivers and other professionals. In this qualitative study, we examine how 6 music therapists with clinical experience in dementia care experience nonverbal interaction with persons with severe dementia living in nursing homes. Explorative focus groups were conducted to study the music therapists’ lived-experience descriptions about their nonverbal interactions with persons with dementia. Focus group transcripts were analyzed by a phenomenological approach, and the findings elaborated and peer validated by the use of musical improvisation as an arts-based analytic approach. The findings included five themes: vitality, disciplined subjectivity, attunement, therapeutic presence, and validation. The music therapists were guided by the vitality of the person with dementia, were aware of their own reactions, and sensed the needs of the person through disciplined subjectivity. They attuned to the person’s nonverbal musical parameters (e.g., tempo pitch and volume) and cocreated an open and mutual field through therapeutic presence and validation. The findings are relevant for future development of direct and indirect music therapy practice but contain limitations due to a homogenous and small group of participants. This study highlights the challenges of exploring nonverbal and musical interactions with the use of language-based methods of inquiry.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/mtp/miab008
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Effects of Guitar Accompaniment Patterns on Hospitalized Infants: A
           Randomized Controlled Trial

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      Authors: Antonacci K; Steele N, Wheatley J, et al.
      Pages: 172 - 183
      Abstract: AbstractA neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be an extremely stressful environment for infants receiving complex medical care at a pediatric facility. Music therapy can help address the stressful environment by increasing comfort and relaxation as well as decreasing a patient’s physiological response of heart rate and respiratory rate. A randomized controlled trial was completed, examining the effects of 2 guitar accompaniment patterns on infants (an arpeggiated pattern and a bass/chord pattern) in a NICU. There were 180 infants enrolled with mean chronological ages of 7.4 ± 6.1 weeks and postmenstrual ages (gestational age at birth + their chronological age) of 39.8 ± 7.9 weeks. All subject enrollees participated in a 12-minute initial music therapy session. Outcome measures included heart rate, respirations, and comfort responses. The results of the research study demonstrated that the arpeggiated guitar pattern had a lower mean heart rate and respiratory across all 3 data points (pre, during, and post intervention); however, the difference in means between the 2 accompaniment pattern groups was not statistically significant. Using the Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (NIPS) to measure comfort response, the results demonstrated no difference between the 2 group accompaniment patterns. Although the results show no significant differences among accompaniment pattern groups, the researchers describe the clinical significance that supports the use of both accompaniment patterns as suitable interventions for infants in the NICU receiving music therapy intervention.
      PubDate: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/mtp/miab013
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Introducing Music Therapy to Hospitalized Adults in Medical Settings: A
           Thematic Analysis

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      Authors: Hunt C; Silverman M.
      Pages: 184 - 194
      Abstract: AbstractMusic therapy can decrease illness- and treatment-related symptoms for adults in medical settings. In these environments, service users often decide to accept or decline music therapy after a brief introduction by the music therapist. As there is limited literature exploring the challenges related to these introductions, the purpose of this interpretivist study was to describe how music therapists introduce music therapy in the form of patient-preferred live music (MT-PPLM) in adult medical settings to augment the likelihood of patients accepting treatment. We conducted semi-structured interviews with nine participants who had experience providing MT-PPLM in adult medical settings. In this exploratory interpretivist study, we used an inductive approach to thematic analysis and incorporated member-checking to augment trustworthiness and credibility of the results. We identified three themes (supported by eight subthemes depicted in parentheses): (A) Offer patient a unique interaction through verbal and nonverbal techniques (Provide opportunities for patient control; Engage patient through nonmedical dialogue; and Use affect and body language to convey a different demeanor); (B) Clarify expectations related to patient and session (Avoid the word “therapy”; Use the music to explain the intervention; and Mention clinical benefits to describe what the patient can expect from the session); and (C) Respond to patient’s verbal and nonverbal communication (Assess patient and adapt introduction; and Validate patient’s response). The findings offer introductory techniques for music therapists that may increase the likelihood of adults in medical settings accepting MT-PPLM. Implications for clinical practice, ethical considerations, limitations, and suggestions for future research are provided.
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/mtp/miab010
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Performing Identities and Performing Relationships: Community Music
           Therapy and Adolescent Mental Health

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      Authors: Mitchell E.
      Pages: 195 - 203
      Abstract: AbstractThis article explores the “Coffee House,” a community music therapy performance event held biannually at an adolescent mental health treatment facility in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. In this paper, I draw upon techniques and theory from narrative inquiry in order to investigate the experiences and perspectives of 7 adolescent clients and 11 staff members who participated in the event as performers and audience members. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and analyzed through qualitative coding; the participants’ voices are presented here. Building upon a previous article, in which I attribute the Coffee House’s success to its participatory ethos, this article examines the impact of performing upon participants’ musical and personal identities as well as upon their relationships with others at the facility. The shifts and transformations that took place within youths’ identities were interdependent with the relational features of the performance context; expansions in youths’ self-identities were indelibly connected to staff members’ expanded perspectives on these youths, afforded through witnessing their performances. Participants’ narratives validate not only the ways in which identity and relationship intersect, but also the way in which musical performance’s impact upon identity and relationship is uniquely musical.
      PubDate: Sat, 15 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/mtp/miab004
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Music Therapists as Clients: Therapy-Seeking and Utilization of Personal
           Therapy by Music Therapists

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      Authors: Kendrick C.
      Pages: 204 - 213
      Abstract: AbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate factors related to personal therapy for board-certified music therapists (MT-BCs), specifically regarding the rate of past and present therapy attendance, type of therapy utilized, reason(s) music therapists seek therapy, and the role of gender identity or theoretical orientation on rates of therapy utilization. Music therapists were considered as both professional musicians and allied health professionals, potentially exposing them to both areas of occupational risk relating to psychological stress or illness. A survey was created and sent out to all MT-BCs who opted to receive research inquiries (8,493), with a return of 945 usable responses. The majority of participants indicated that they have attended therapy or counseling at some point in time during their career. The most commonly utilized form of therapy was talk therapy or verbal counseling. Common reasons for therapy attendance were to seek personal insight, address a mental health concern, address feelings of stress from work, and address a mental illness. There was no apparent difference in therapy-seeking dependent on gender identity, but participants with theoretical orientations that emphasize the importance of personal insight may have higher rates of therapy utilization. Implications from the findings of the study and recommendations for future research were discussed.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/mtp/miab012
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • The use of voice in music therapy

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      Authors: Murphy K.
      Pages: 214 - 215
      Abstract: Meashey, K. (2020). The use of voice in music therapy. Dallas, TX: Barcelona Publishers 250 pages. Print $34.00. E-book$27.00. ISBN: 9781945411533, E-ISBN: 0781945411540.
      PubDate: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/mtp/miab002
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Creative DBT activities using music: Interventions for enhancing
           engagement and effectiveness in therapy

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      Authors: Zeiser S.
      Pages: 216 - 217
      Abstract: Spiegel, D., Makary, S. & Bonavitacola, L., (2020). Creative DBT activities using music: Interventions for enhancing engagement and effectiveness in therapy. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 157 pages. ISBN: 9781787751804, E-ISBN: 9781787751828. $26.95 paperback, $14.55 Kindle.
      PubDate: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/mtp/miab003
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • Corrigendum to: Teamwork: Therapist and Cotherapist in the Nordoff-Robbins
           Approach to Music Therapy

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      Pages: 218 - 218
      Abstract: “Teamwork: Therapist and Cotherapist in the Nordoff-Robbins Approach to Music Therapy” by Alan Turry and David Marcus. Music Therapy Perspectives, Volume 23, Issue 1, 2005, Pages 53–69. doi:10.1093/mtp/23.1.5
      PubDate: Thu, 20 May 2021 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/mtp/miab005
      Issue No: Vol. 39, No. 2 (2021)
       
 
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