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Music Therapy and Parent–Infant Bonding

Jane Edwards


Music therapy is an internationally recognized field of professional evidence-based practice. Qualified music therapists use the engaging, non-verbal aspects of music to create relationships in which therapeutic goals can be pursued and needs of clients addressed. This book focuses specifically on the ways that music therapists provide support for the development of the special and necessary bond between parents and their infants, where some vulnerability is experienced. In the book, music therapists from four countries, Australia, Ireland, the UK, and the US describe their practices with refe ... More

Keywords: music therapy, music therapists, parents, infants, children, case material, Sing & Grow, neonatal intensive care unit, cancer patients

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199580514
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580514.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Edwards, editor
Director, Music & Health Research Group, University of Limerick, Ireland
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Chapter 5 Evaluating parent–child group music therapy programmes: Challenges and successes for Sing & Grow

Kate E. Williams, Jan M. Nicholson, Vicky Abad, Louise Docherty, and Donna Berthelsen

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