Journal article

Theoretical Perspectives and Therapeutic Approaches in Music Therapy with Families

Kirsi Tuomi, Grace Thompson, Tali Gottfried, Esa Ala-Ruona

Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy | Universtity of Bergen Library


Music therapists have described the importance of working collaboratively with family members in various populations throughout the history of the profession. Despite the growing amount of literature, not enough is known regarding the scope of theoretical perspectives and therapeutic approaches that guide family centered music therapy. The aim of this international survey study was to better understand the professional perspectives and approaches of music therapists who work with families around the world. This article presents the results of the survey where a total of 125 responses were analysed. Participants’ responses indicated that music therapy with families is well established as an i..

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