Involving Senior Citizens in Group Music Therapy

Author: Joseph Pinson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849058962
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This practical guide to running music therapy groups with senior citizens provides effective strategies that encourage therapists to be creative and engaging, and involve participants fully in the music-making process. The author explains how to choose or create music that is accessible to older people, relating to the group's shared experiences.

Music Therapy and Group Work

Author: Eleanor Richards
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846423414
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'The fascinating and diverse descriptions contained in this text begin the process of developing indigenous understandings of music therapy in group work and alert the reader to issues for future exploration. A fascinating text, describing a range of clients - I highly recommend it.' - Nordic Journal of Music Therapy Group music therapy has been widely practised for many years, especially within institutional settings, and features substantially in training, yet there has been no publication devoted to the discussion of this area of therapy. Music Therapy and Group Work fills this gap by bringing together the experiences of group music therapy practitioners who work with diverse client groups in various settings. Whilst acknowledging that the practice of group music therapy incorporates many theoretical and practical issues in common with those of mainstream group work, the editors emphasize that this field needs to develop some further theoretical discourse of its own, primarily because its main contrast from regular group work is that it draws on a non-verbal medium alongside the ordinary verbal exchange. The book combines clinical examples with theory to provide a comprehensive introduction to group music therapy. Practitioners not only of music therapy, but also those working in related disciplines, will find this to be an informative and stimulating read.

Group Music Therapy

Author: Alison Davies
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317618564
Format: PDF
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In Group Music Therapy Alison Davies, Eleanor Richards and Nick Barwick bring together developments in theory and clinical practice in music therapy group work, celebrating the richness of what group analytic thinking and music therapy can offer one another. The book explores the dynamic elements of the processes that take place in both group analytic therapy and group music therapy, exploring both the commonalities and the distinctive characteristics of the two modalities. To music therapists, psychotherapists and other arts therapists Group Music Therapy offers a body of knowledge and enquiry through which to understand the music therapy group process through some of the central proposals of group analysis; to group analysts it offers insight into the possibilities of non-verbal communication through improvised music and, more widely, invites thought in musical terms about the nature of events and exchanges in a therapy group. Links are made with group analytic theory as well as with other associated theoretical traditions, such as attachment theory and theories of early infant development. The book explores the history of group music therapy and the history of group analysis, looking both at core concepts and at more recent developments. Attention is also given to developmental issues, drawing upon theories of infant development and attachment theory and clinical vignettes drawn from music therapy practice with a wide range of patient groups illustrates these ideas. The book concludes with a discussion of the possibilities of co-therapy and other collaborative working and of the value of experiential groups in training. Group Music Therapy will be a key text for clinicians and students seeking to expand their theoretical thinking and enrich their practice, and offers a grounding in group analytic ideas to professionals in other disciplines considering referrals to group work.

The Multi Sensory Reminiscence Activity Book

Author: Sophie Jopling
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784505218
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With a key theme for every week of the year, this resource contains extended multi-sensory reminiscence group session plans for older adults. Written by experienced occupational therapists, it provides detailed session plans for running successful and therapeutically-valuable activities within group sessions, from remembering school days to celebrating the natural wonders of the British Isles. Each plan has been developed to be suitable for people with a variety of abilities, including for those with dementia, and help to support memory, sensory function, confidence, communication, connection, as well as overall physical and emotional wellbeing. Activities range from cognitive activities such as word games, food tasting, music and poetry to group discussions. Session plans are accompanied by downloadable colour photographs and word cards to be used as tools for discussion.

Music for Life

Author: C. Victor Fung
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019060297X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Music for Life: Music Participation and Quality of Life of Senior Citizens presents a fresh, new exploration of the impact of musical experiences on the quality of life of senior citizens, and charts a new direction in the facilitation of the musical lives of people of all ages. Authors Fung and Lehmberg clearly define the issues surrounding music education, music participation, quality of life, and senior citizens, discussing the most relevant research from the fields of music education, adult learning, lifelong learning, gerontology, medicine, music therapy, and interdisciplinary studies. At the heart of the book is Evergreen Town, a retirement community in the southeastern U.S.A., that serves as the backdrop for three original research studies. The first of these is in two phases, a survey and a focus group interview, that examines the histories and rationales for the music participations and non-participations of community residents. The second and third case studies take an in-depth look at a church choir and a bluegrass group, two prominent musical groups in the community, and include the perspectives of the authors themselves as group members and participant-observers. Fung and Lehmberg conclude with a challenge for the profession of music education: to act on this research and on the current advances in the field, to enable all people to benefit from the richness of music as a substantial contributor to quality of life.

Where Music Helps Community Music Therapy in Action and Reflection

Author: Cochavit Elefant
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472416961
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book explores how people may use music in ways that are helpful for them, especially in relation to a sense of wellbeing, belonging and participation. The central premise for the study is that help is not a decontextualized effect that music produces. The book contributes to the current discourse on music, culture and society and it is developed in dialogue with related areas of study, such as music sociology, ethnomusicology, community psychology and health promotion. Where Music Helps describes the emerging movement that has been labelled Community Music Therapy, and it presents ethnographically informed case studies of eight music projects (localized in England, Israel, Norway, and South Africa). The various chapters of the book portray "music's help" in action within a broad range of contexts; with individuals, groups and communities – all of whom have been challenged by illness or disability, social and cultural disadvantage or injustice. Music and musicing has helped these people find their voice (literally and metaphorically); to be welcomed and to welcome, to be accepted and to accept, to be together in different and better ways, to project alternative messages about themselves or their community and to connect with others beyond their immediate environment. The overriding theme that is explored is how music comes to afford things in concert with its environments, which may suggest a way of accounting for the role of music in music therapy without reducing music to a secondary role in relation to the "therapeutic," that is, being "just" a symbol of psychological states, a stimulus, or a text reflecting socio-cultural content.

Musically Engaged Seniors

Author: Meredith Faith Hamons
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615896281
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written with the active music therapist in mind, Musically Engaged Seniors is designed to be an easy to use guide for group music therapy sessions with the elderly. This book contains clearly laid out session plans and resources that can be immediately incorporated into any senior music therapy program. Written for today's market, Musically Engaged Seniors emphasizes interventions that actively engage seniors in joyful music making. Containing an abundance of adaptable material, the included sessions can be used with seniors in all levels of long- term care. The musically driven outlines and additional resources incorporate a wide range of instruments, song selections, and creative interventions and are sure to delight seniors and inspire music therapists.~ 40 ready-to-use session outlines, complete with additional resources~ Adaptable plans and materials to reach seniors in all levels of care~ Appropriate for music therapists leading a program in a single community or across multiple facilities~ Sessions and interventions that have proven to be effective across a range of needs and abilities

Psychological Disorders

Author: Sonja. M. Lillrank
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438118422
Format: PDF
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Dementias are brain disorders that impair memory, thinking, and behavior, and Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form, affecting 50 to 60 percent of dementia patients. Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias provides helpful clarification of this group of diseases and their specific types. Readers will learn how to recognize the symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer's disease, how these disorders are diagnosed, the latest theories about their cause, and how they can be treated. The book also directs attention to current research on the subject, the outlook for future prevention and treatment, and resources providing further information.