Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy (formerly known as ‘Approaches: Music Therapy & Special Music Education’) is an open access peer-reviewed journal inviting diverse perspectives on music therapy practice, profession and discipline. As a Hellenic-English publication, Approaches fosters interdisciplinary dialogue bridging local and global aspects of music, health and wellbeing. 

Open call for papers

Special issue: “Guided Imagery & Music: Contemporary European Perspectives and Developments”

Current journal issue (volume 8, issue 1, 2016)

Special issue: “Music, drama, dance movement and art therapy: Interdisciplinary dialogues”
Guest editor: Vicky Karkou, Edge Hill University, UK

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Latest publications

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Tribute (published on 25 July 2016)
A tribute to Andrew O’Hanrahan (23 February 1959 – 25 July 2015)
Jonathan Perkins, Amelia Oldfield, Hayley Hind, Emily Corke, Ruth Oreschnick, Nicky Haire & Philippa Derrington
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Conference report (published on 10 July 2016)
25th Annual Conference of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy (IAFP). Forensic Music Therapy Symposium: ‘European music therapy research perspectives on recovery in forensic families’
Stella Compton Dickinson
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Article (published on 24 April 2016)
Spirituality and music therapy: An action research project in clinical music therapy within the context of an anthropological theory of spirituality
Anita Neudorfer
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Book review (published on 3 April 2016)
Soundscapes of Wellbeing in Popular Music (Gavin J. Andrews, Paul Kingsbury & Robin Kearns, Eds.)
Reviewed by Muriel E. Swijghuisen Reigersberg
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Article (published on 27 March 2016)
Applying the ‘East Kent Outcomes System’ (EKOS) in music therapy
Rhian Saville
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