Volume 6 (2) 2014 – Book review
Music Therapy Groupwork with Special Needs Children: The Evolving Process (Karen D. Goodman)
Reviewed by Esther Thane
Music Therapy Groupwork with Special Needs Children: The Evolving Process
Karen D. Goodman
Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas (2007)
302 pp., ISBN: 978-0-39807740-2
Esther Thane works as a music therapist with special needs children, specialising in autism, in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. In addition to being director of ET Music Therapy (www.etmusictherapy.com), Esther is a music therapy voice instructor at Capilano University, teaching in the Bachelor of Music Therapy Program. Esther completed Dr Diane Austin’s (Music Psychotherapy Center, NY) first international distance training program in Advanced Vocal Psychotherapy. Her chapter in the book Voicework in Music Therapy (published by Jessica Kingsley) focuses on her innovative method of vocal-led relaxation for children with ASD. Esther’s online music therapy resources can be found on www.mundopato.com.