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. 

Current journal issue – Special issue 9 (2) 2017

“Guided Imagery and Music: Contemporary European perspectives and developments”

Guest editors: Evangelia Papanikolaou & Bolette Daniels Beck

With the support of SONORA-Organisation for Music Therapy & Research

Latest publications

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Article (published on 21 January 2018)
A neuroscience-based rationale for patient-preferred live music as a receptive music therapy intervention for adult medical patients: A literature review
Anusha Ramaswami & Michael J. Silverman
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Conference report (published on 15 January 2018)
Conference report: The First Music Therapy Research Day at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Gillian O’Dempsey
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Article (published on 11 January 2018)
Application of the Helping Model on music therapy practice for individuals with alcoholic use disorder: Theoretical orientation and empirical implication
Hayoung A. Lim
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Book review (published on 9 January 2018)
Music, Health and Wellbeing (Raymond MacDonald, Gunter Kreutz & Laura Mitchell, Eds.)
Reviewed by Fleur Hughes
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Book review (published on 21 December 2017)
Clinical Training Guide for the Student Music Therapist (2nd Edition) (Donna W. Polen, Carol L. Shultis & Barbara L. Wheeler)
Reviewed by Elizabeth K. Schwartz
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