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Facilitating wellbeing: Impact of music therapists’ practice on clients

J Lee, J Davidson, A Krause

AMPS | Published : 2015

Abstract

Registered Music Therapists (RMTs) in Australia work with people who have various needs, using elements of music and music-related activities to achieve specific therapeutic goals. In the past, these goals were often measured in terms of physical and psychosocial outcomes in a clinical setting. More latterly, music researchers in music therapy and related fields have expanded their view of the therapeutic use of music on clients’ general wellbeing (Ansdell, 2014; MacDonald, Kreutz, & Mitchell, 2012) In relation to this recent view, the current study was developed to understand the motivational and skills investment that RMTs bring to their work when focused on wellbeing outcomes across vari..

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