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

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Karen Twyford, Tessa Watson
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Apr 15, 2008 - Psychology - 240 pages

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.

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