Integrated Team Working: Music Therapy as Part of Transdisciplinary and Collaborative Approaches

Integrated Team Working: Music Therapy as Part of Transdisciplinary and Collaborative Approaches

By: Tessa Watson (editor), Karen Twyford (editor), Roseanne Tyas (contributor), Watson Watson (contributor), Ann Sloboda (contributor), Ann Woodward (contributor), Alison Barrington (contributor), Hedderly Hedderly (contributor), Rachel Darnley-Smith (contributor), Julie Sutton (foreword_author)Paperback

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Integrated Team Working describes collaborative multidisciplinary approaches and demonstrates that they can be valuable methods of music therapy intervention. The authors explain the development of the music therapist's role within the multidisciplinary team and discuss the prevalence of collaborative partnerships between UK music therapists and other professionals such as occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, psychologists, physiotherapists and other arts therapists. They examine the rationale, purpose and application of collaborative approaches and explore how and why music therapists adopt these approaches at differing levels. The book includes case studies from a variety of clinical settings, which illustrate the creative and innovative approaches used in transdisciplinary work in the evolving discipline of music therapy. This theoretical and practical guide offers useful advice for music therapy students and professionals who wish to employ collaborative approaches. It will also be helpful for other professionals who are considering or already working together with music therapists.

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Karen Twyford is a music therapist whose clinical experience is with a variety of client groups, particularly within the field of special education. She has recently undertaken research into the use of collaborative multidisciplinary approaches within music therapy practice in the UK. She now lives in Wellington, New Zealand where she has established a music therapy practice. Tessa Watson is a music therapist and is currently convenor of the music therapy training course at Roehampton University, UK. She has clinical experience with a variety of client groups has undertaken research into learning and teaching in the arts therapies, music therapy work with adults with learning disabilities, and women in secure psychiatric services.


Foreword by Julie Sutton, Music therapist and editor of Music, Music Therapy and Trauma. Introduction by Karen Twyford and Tessa Watson. Part 1: Collaborative and Transdisciplinary Approaches with Children by Karen Twyford. Part 2: Collaborative Work with Adults. a. Collaboration in Music Therapy with Adults with Learning Disabilities by Tessa Watson. b. Music Therapy and Collaborative Working in Adult Mental Health: Creative Connections and Destructive Splits by Claire Miller, Professional Development Lead, Forensic Mental Health Arts Therapies Service, London. c. Team Working to Meet Complex Needs in Adults with Acquired Neurological Conditions by Wendy L. Magee PhD, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Kings College, London. Part 3: Collaborative Work with the Elderly. a. The Elderly by Adrienne Freeman, Music Therapist, Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield. b. Collaboration: The Bigger Picture by Alison Barrington, Music Therapy MA Lecturer, Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Postscript. References. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/04/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781843105572
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781843105572
  • weight: 371
  • ISBN10: 1843105578

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